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The Guide examines the drivers and dynamics of inter and intra-state conflicts such as ethnicity and competition for natural resources. It also highlights current approaches and responses to conflict prevention and resolution and best practice in the design of security and peacebuilding programmes.
Improving lives and reducing violence through provision of services
How can the provision of services and economic opportunities reduce violence and improve lives? A high-level roundtable organised by the IDS Addressing and Mitigating Violence (AMV) research team explored the complex links between poverty, violence, insecurity and the provision of services, drawing on four case studies from within Nairobi, Mumbai, and Kathmandu.

Latest Documents

The politics of governing natural resources in Ghana: Towards inclusive development?
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2016
Ghana’s governance of its natural resource wealth is critical to after its development prospects. Natural resources dominate Ghana’s economy: in 2013, gold, petroleum and cocoa exports accounted for 70% of total expo...
Land, biodiversity and extractive industries in southern Africa: How effective are legal and institutional frameworks in protecting people and the environment?
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa 2016
In the natural resources sector, laws are often formulated to regulate the relationship between men and the environment. Ideally, the law can play a vital role in regulating and protecting communities from adverse environmental and so...
Conflict trends issue 1, 2016
African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2016
The Great Lakes Project (GLP) constitutes one such effort in promoting a regionally focused programme for sustainable peace. Over the past three years, the GLP has sought to channel the comparative advantages of each partner into...
Toward a South and Southern African Integrated Oceans Governance Framework
Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa 2016
Maritime security and oceans governance are rapidly becoming important international challenges.1 The importance and relative urgency to address these challenges gave reason for this symposium to be held, which was co-hosted by the In...
Space, soil and status: insights from the APRM into the governance of land in Africa
T. Corrigan / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
Land is central to Africa’s fortunes, and thus has occupied a prominent place in the inquiries of Africa’s home-grown governance review system, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). This paper interrogates what the APRM&...
Collective site management and coordination – a case study of Solidarités International in North Lebanon governorate
Solidarités International 2016
Since 2013, SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) provides humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in North Lebanon governorate in the sectors of WASH, shelter, livelihood and outreach. As the needs of Syrian refugees increase while humanitarian...
Angolan refugees in Zambia: reflecting on local integration as a sustainable solution
L. Kambela / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2016
Local integration continues to be an important option in the basket of comprehensive strategies to achieve long-term solutions to refugee crises, particularly those caused by protracted conflicts. While many refugees may volun...
IPCS Forecast 2016: cardinal transitions, red herrings, shrinking spaces
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India 2016
The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) Forecast 2016 is a collection of writings on the near-term trajectories of a wide range of geographic and thematic issues covering Asia, the United States and Nuclear power and energy...
State support to insurgents in other states: resolution or worsening of conflict?
H. Venugopalan / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India 2016
What are the causes and consequences of interventions by other states in the form of support to insurgent groups? Why do countries intervene and support insurgent groups in other countries?   ...
Conflict briefing notes: Conflict briefing no. 35 April 2016
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2016
There was significant improvement in the security situation in the North East of Nigeria as the military and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) continued to put pressure on Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna Liddaawati Wal Jihad (JAS). ...
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