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Conflict, education and the intergenerational transmission of poverty in Northern Uganda

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Kate Bird

This Project Briefing draws on a study in Northern Uganda to examine the long-run, or intergenerational, impact of conflict. 
A research project conducted recently by the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), titled Conflict, Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty in Northern Uganda, explores the role of education in supporting resilience and, in turn, poverty trajectories. The research has confirmed that conflict has long-term and intergenerational impacts on well-being and livelihoods. It has also found, however, that education supports resilience and helps prevent declines into chronic poverty during and following conflict, and that universal policies, such as Education for All, are not enough to address regional imbalances post-conflict.

Kate Bird, Kate Higgins