Working Paper

BASIC Research Working Paper 27

Conflict, Displacement, and Social Assistance in Three Districts of Ethiopia

Published on 28 May 2024

In the context of recurrent drought shocks and other climate stresses, and in the aftermath of conflict that has affected different parts of Ethiopia, the country is struggling to address a sizeable humanitarian challenge alongside the need to sustain support to those living in chronic and severe poverty.

This study draws on a review of policy documentation, interviews with a range of government and donor officials working in and on Ethiopia, and primary qualitative fieldwork in conflict-affected districts to assess the responsiveness of social protection and humanitarian systems to conflict shocks in Ethiopia. The research was carried out in three woredas (districts) of Amhara, Oromiya, and Somali regions in 2022.

See also BASIC Working Paper 28: Conflict Disruptions to Social Assistance in a Multi-Hazard Context: Assessing Responses to the Northern Ethiopia Crisis (2020–22)

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Tefera Taye, M.; Mogus, F.; Carter, B.; Lind, J. and Sabates-Wheeler, R. (2024) Conflict, Displacement, and Social Assistance in Three Districts of Ethiopia, BASIC Research Working Paper 27, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/BASIC.2024.009


Becky Carter

Research Officer

Jeremy Lind

Professorial Fellow

Rachel Sabates-Wheeler

Research Fellow

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