Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict (TAMNEAC) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme. The project started in January 2011 and will run for four years; it is coordinated by Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (HU Berlin) .

The overall objective of TAMNEAC is to train a young generation of professionals and researchers in tackling the challenges associated with mass violent conflict in developing countries. This training will range from rigorous research methods to knowledge-based policy responses and program implementation in conflict-affected countries.

TAMNEAC analyses the drivers, forms and socio-economic consequences of various types of mass violent conflict, including war, from an economic perspective, as well as the risk management strategies of individuals and households to cope with conflict.

TAMNEAC's research approach aims for important breakthroughs in the economic analysis of conflict. Reflecting on the interactive processes that outbreaks of violent conflict generate and from which they are derived, eight themes have been chosen for further research. These themes are clustered into three research areas:

  • Conflict Drivers: violence and household behavior, polarization and conflict, and natural resources and conflict
  • Risk Management: coping strategies, labor market and human capital, agriculture and trade, and risk management through microinsurance
  • Social Consequences: marriage and household formation, and maternal health and conflict

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Photo of Patricia Justino, IDS Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction Research Fellow

T: +44 (0)1273 915752

E: p.justino@ids.ac.uk

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Photo of Becky Mitchell

T: +44 (0)1273 915706

E: b.mitchell@ids.ac.uk

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T: +44 (0)1273 915688

E: d.west@ids.ac.uk

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T: +44 (0)1273 915656

E: j.gupte@ids.ac.uk

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

E: jp.tranchant@ids.ac.uk

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Project Dates:
October 2011 - September 2014
Project Status:
EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network
Research Themes / Programmes:
Climate Change
Conflict, Violence and Security
Participatory methodologies
Politics and Power