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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.
Gender in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations
People in gap
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This rapid review collates a large amount of literature published in 2013 and 2014 (up to April 2014) on the topic of gender in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). It provides a comprehensive overview of the literature available, including peer-reviewed articles, impact evaluations, policy papers, NGO position papers, toolkits, and UN documents.

Latest Documents

Re-examining identities and power: gender in peacebuilding in Colombia
D. López Castañeda; H. Myrttinen / International Alert, 2014
As part of a four-country research project on gender in peacebuilding, this report examines the case of Colombia, where society has been deeply affected by both decades of armed conflict as well as high levels of criminal violence. Th...
Global Estimates 2014: People displaced by disasters
M. Yonetani / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2014
IDMC’s latest Global Estimates report shows that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 by disasters brought on by natural hazard events. As in previous years, the worst affected region is Asia, where 19 million people, or 87....
The risk of disaster-induced displacement in south-east Asia and China
C. Lavell; J. Ginnetti / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2014
With a focus on countries in south-east Asia and China, this is IDMC’s fourth regional study on disaster-related displacement risk. Based on over four decades of data from the ASEAN Member States and China, IDMC has appli...
Unfinished business: Kenya’s efforts to address displacement and land issues in Coast Region
M. Caterina; J. Klos / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2014
The report analyses displacement in Coast region and identifies tensions over land tenure and poor land governance as key triggers, and obstacles to durable solutions. It provides examples of land issues underlying displacement caused...
Drugs, (dis)order and agrarian change: the political economy of drugs and its relevance to international drug policy
J. Goodhand; P. Meehan; H. Pérez-Niño / Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2014
n May 2014 the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) hosted a workshop, co-funded by NOREF and Christian Aid, designed to facilitate dialogue between scholars working on the political economy of drugs, conflict and development...
The financing of international peace operations in Africa: a review of recent research and analyses
C. Jentzsch / Social Science Research Council, USA, 2014
Mobilising the necessary financial, material, and logistical resources has been a major challenge to conducting peace operations in Africa that has often exposed the dependence of African states on the international community to act i...
Myanmar: the politics of Rakhine State
International Crisis Group, 2014
The situation in Rakhine State contains a toxic mixture of historical centre-periphery tensions, serious intercommunal and inter-religious conflict with minority Muslim communities, and extreme poverty and under-development. This led ...
Five key questions answered on the link between peace and religion
What is the relationship between religion and peace? This report presents empirical research conducted by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in conjunction with the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation that aims to get b...
Challenging the negative discourse on human rights in Africa
T. Kasambala / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2014
The recent proliferation of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and independent media across Africa is an important positive development. They play an essential role by investigating government policy, exposing corruption and human ...
Drivers of corruption: a brief review
T. Søreide / World Bank, 2014
For many years, corruption was seen as primarily, if not exclusively, a political problem with little or no relevance to economic development. Recently, however, the nexus between corruption and governance issues, on theone hand, and ...
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