Speaker and Chair - Rachel Slater, SLRC Research Director
Speaker - Bishnu Upreti, SLRC Nepal Research Leader
SLRC will be at the DSA annual conference [^]on Saturday 16th November hosting a panel entitled "Service delivery and state-building: Perceptions of governance in fragile and conflict affected situations".GSDRC [^] Senior Research Fellow,Claire Mcloughlin [^] will be there asking whether basic service delivery in conflict-affected situations are performing to expectations. Claire will be examining the underpinnings of the claims made in recent state-building literature that delivering basic services in fragile and conflict-affected situations can instrumentally enhance a state’s legitimacy. SLRC Research Director, Rachel Slater [^] will be asking whether we were crazy to carry out a longitudinal panel survey in conflict-affected situations. To answer two of the Consortium’s overarching research questions – one on views towards governance actors and perceptions of legitimacy, the other on livelihood trajectories – a panel survey is being conducted across a range of countries affected, to varying degrees, by fragility and conflict. The baseline study for this survey was conducted in 2012 / 2013 in five countries – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda – and emerged out of a process that lasted roughly one year. Rachel will be talking about our experiences during this time, both in terms of survey design and survey implementation, and offers honest reflections on the process. Finally, Bishnu Raj Upreti [^]will be presenting findings from the Nepal baseline survey, focusing on public perceptions of access to health services in Nepal.