Join USAID, ECCN, EDC, FHI 360, and ACRUG for a webcast
tomorrow, July 30th from 10:00am - 11:00am (EDT)
In “Ethics Abroad: Fieldwork in Fragile and Violent Contexts,” Kate Cronin-Furman and Milli Lake write:
The diversity of political spaces, availability of cheap labor, ease of access to powerful figures, and safety net of a foreign passport attract researchers to the developing world. However, environments of extreme state weakness and ongoing conflict permit research behavior that would be frowned on in the global north.
Researchers who work in crisis and conflict contexts delve into sensitive issues with young and vulnerable people in order to create effective education programs, but how do we make sure we are following ethical research standards? ECCN’s two main assessment tools, the Safer Learning Environment Assessment Toolkit and the Rapid Education and Risk Analysis include guidelines on how to conduct field research in an ethical manner, but what are the implications when collecting data rapidly?
Implementers who have worked with the SLE Toolkit or the RERA will participate in a structured conversation about the challenges their teams faced and how they addressed them.