K4D Helpdesk Report

Humanitarian Protection of Persons Affected by conflict – Evidence Mapping

Published on 14 May 2018

This rapid review follows on from the earlier report by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI) ‘Scoping study: what works in protection and how do we know?’, which summarised the pre-2013 data on protection. The focus of this report is to compile and categorise the data since 2013 relating to humanitarian protection within a conflict setting. For the data search the ALNAP Humanitarian Evaluation, Learning and Performance (HELP) database was used. A search for ‘Protection’ using the ‘Working in conflict setting’ tag with a start date of 01/01/2013 brought up 90 results. Of these 90 results, 20 were deemed suitable to include within the sample, based on them having protection as a central theme and a viable methodology. A further search was conducted within Google Scholar using the keywords ‘humanitarian protection conflict’ and with a start date of 01/01/2013 the search brought up 28,500 pages of results, however, using the sort by relevance’ setting, only the first 10 pages were relevant (the first 30 pages were examined). Using Google Scholar, a further 7 documents were added to the sample.

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O’Driscoll, D. (2018) Humanitarian Protection of Persons Affected by conflict - Evidence Mapping, K4D Helpdesk. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

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O'Driscoll, Dylan


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