Former SEI researcher Atakilte Beyene and Centre of Gender Studies at the Stockholm University Prof Gunilla Bjeren are jointly carrying out the research. So far the first phase, extensive survey of 362 households, and second phase, detailed life stories studies of 11 household typologies, have been conducted. Preliminary results are in pipeline.

This projects aims to:

  • advance knowledge on livelihoods improvement and social change with particular emphasis on governance and institutional dynamics, and
  • improve both methodological and analytical approaches in livelihoods, adaptation, vulnerability, risk, gender, equity and economics.

The research project is financed by Sida.