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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.

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Humanitarian trends and challenges for the Pacific region
K. Peters (ed); M. Budimir (ed) / Overseas Development Institute, 2015
This briefing report sets out the current humanitarian challenges and trends for the Pacific region in the post-2015 era. It highlights some of the predictions for the Pacific and its future, including that by 2030–2040 P...
Changed regimes, changed priorities? Economic and social policies after the 2011 elections in Tunisia and Egypt
E. Kienle / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Even though systematic, detailed, and methodologically sound explanations of the events commonly referred to as the Arab spring will take time to be completed, it is fair to assume that large-scale popular protests and the subsequent ...
Independent report commissioned by the G7 on improving responses to climate-fragility
L. Rüttinger; D. Smith; G. Stang; D. Tänzler; J. Vivekananda / International Alert, 2015
This independent report commissioned by the member states of the G7 focuses on the concept of climate fragility, pertaining to areas where climate change threatens to multiply already existing vulnerabilities, be it economic, politica...
The challenge of stability and security in West Africa
M. Alexandre; V. Neelam; S. Mogaka / Agence française de développement, 2015
This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact...
The impact of Arab Spring on hiring and separation rates in the Tunisian labor market
I. Haouas; A. Heshmati / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
The Arab Spring rocked Tunisia in 2011 and not only does it symbolise the power of ordinary people, but it also shed light on the structural economic problems afflicting the region. This paper analyses the hiring and separation...
Global Peace Index Report 2015
Vision of Humanity, 2015
Thie report ranks the nations of the world according to their level of peacefulness. The index is composed of 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources and ranks 162 independent states, covering 99.6 per...
Irresponsible investment: AGRICA's broken development model in Tanzania
M. Bergius / The Oakland Institute, 2015
Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL) is a 5,818 hectare (ha) rice plantation located in the heart of the fertile Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. In addition to developing a large-scale rice farm, KPL works with local smallholder farmers throug...
Recommendations for two violence-reducing policing programs in Brazil: the Pacification Police Unit in Rio de Janeiro and the Pact for Life in Recife
M-L. Suska / BRICS Policy Center / Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas BRICS, 2015
Recently Latin America was once again declared the world’s most murderous continent. Rio and the Pact for Life in Recife, have achieved a vast decrease in homicide rates. The positive results of such programs are encouraging, as...
Pakistan in China’s eyes: pawn, pivot or a pointer to its world view?
I.A. Chowdhury / Institute of South Asian Studies, 2015
China’s engagement with Pakistan serves as a pointer to the way Beijing is likely to deal with the rest of the world as it redefines its pivotal global position. This policy briefing makes a series of observations about the rela...
Strengthening rule of law responses to counter violent extremism: what role for civil society in South Asia?
Institute of South Asian Studies, 2015
Violence and extremism in South Asia, including potential threats posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), remain a concern for many regional and international observers. Three South Asian countries—Afghanistan,...
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