Does Shelter Assistance Reduce Poverty in Afghanistan?


  • 2015•06•24

    Craig Loschmann, Christopher Parsons and Melissa Siegel

    ‘Does Shelter Assistance Reduce Poverty in Afghanistan?’ assesses the UNHCR post-return shelter assistance programme in Afghanistan, 2009-2011. The article, published in World Development by PhD fellow Craig Loschmann, Dr. Melissa Siegel and Christopher Parsons of the International Migration Institute, finds that the shelter assistance programme in Afghanistan provides clear benefits relating to basic accommodation, food security and dietary diversity. However, the authors warn against overly ambitious expectations, describing shelter assistance mainly as a valuable humanitarian intervention for the most vulnerable households.