Coping with Calamity: Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict and Development Aid

Led by Elisabeth Lio Rosvold
Nov 2015 - Nov 2019

This PhD project at NTNU looks at how climatic disasters might affect ongoing conflict, aiming to uncover some of the mechanisms at play between disaster events and the course of ongoing conflicts. The overarching research question asks:

  • Under which conditions do climatic disasters affect the dynamics of ongoing conflict?,
where conflict dynamics refers to type of termination, duration, severity and diffusion of conflict. 

Supervisors at PRIO: Halvard Buhaug and Ragnhild Nordås

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Rosvold, Elisabeth Lio (2019) Disaggregated determinants of aid: Development aid projects in the Philippines, Development Policy Review. DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12465.

PhD Thesis

Rosvold, Elisabeth Lio (2019) Coping with Calamity: Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict and Development Aid. PhD thesis, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.