Jean Pierre Tranchant is a Research Fellow with the Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction Team

Jean-Pierre Tranchant - Research Fellow

Cities; Health and Nutrition


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Mark Robinson is Global Director, Governance at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., a leading global think tank on sustainable development.

He is responsible for managing the Governance Center of Excellence, leading governance work across the various program initiatives of the Institute, and integrating governance perspectives into climate and sustainable development. Mark previously held senior leadership and management positions in government, a private foundation, and several think tanks and research organizations over a career in governance and international development spanning more than 25 years.

Mark has occupied senior leadership roles at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with responsibility for strengthening professional skills, contributing to policy development, and improving the quality of evidence and results in governance and conflict.

Mark previously served as Team Leader and Research Fellow in the Governance Research Team at the Institute of Development Studies, Program Officer for Governance and Civil Society at the Ford Foundation in India, and a Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London. With a DPhil in Comparative Politics from the University of Sussex, Mark has extensive experience of operational work across a range of sectors and organisations in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and a strong track record of publication.

School Feeding or General Food Distribution? Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Educational Impacts of Emergency Food Assistance during Conflict in Mali

Innocenti Working Paper 2018-04 (2018)

We rely on a unique pre-crisis baseline and five-year follow-up to investigate the effects of emergency school feeding and general food distribution (GFD) on children's schooling during conflict in Mali. We estimate programme impact on child enrolment, absenteeism and attainment by combining difference in differences with propensity score matching. More details


Decentralisation, Devolution, and Dynamics of Violence in Africa

IDS Working Paper 511 (2018)

This research sets out to understand the effect of processes of decentralisation on violent conflict in Africa, and what entry points these provide for research and policy actors to engage in meaningful and effective governance, peace-building and conflict resolution. More details

The Impact of Food Assistance on Food Insecure Populations During Conflict: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Mali

World Development (2018)

Mali, a vast landlocked country at the heart of West Africa in the Sahel region, is one of the least developed and most food insecure countries in the world. In this study, we exploit data from a unique pre-crisis baseline to evaluate the impact of humanitarian aid on the food security of rural populations. More details

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in Gaza

This working paper presents the findings of a research project on the protection of women against violence in the context of urban humanitarian crises. More details

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in Urban Humanitarian Crises: The Case of Gaza

Gaza, a mostly urban and densely populated area, chronically experiences complex emergencies, with bouts of acute violence. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is aggravated by the exposure to ongoing and acute political violence. More details

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