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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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Dead in the water - Ethical ownership and water management in the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global
Association for International Water and Forest Studies, Norway, 2015
The world is facing a serious water crisis with increasing water scarcity and overuse globally. The demand for water resources is growing rapidly mainly due to industrial use, and beverage companies are one of the major industrial con...
Unlocking the democratic impasse in the DRC: the role of external actors
F. Nganje / Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2012
Almost a decade after the major political forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) agreed to a programme to end years of dictatorship and civil strife, and start working together towards a democratic dispensation, the country ...
Lesotho on the brink: battling embedded fragility
S. Zondi / Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2014
Suddenly in June 2014 the small southern country, the Kingdom of Lesotho, precipitated to the brink of anything from a complete collapse of order to an opportunistic coup. Conflict within the governing coalition led to the desolution ...
Links between women’s empowerment (or lack of) and outbreaks of violent conflict
S. Herbert (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2014
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Links between women’s empowerment (or lack of) and outbreaks of violent conflict: What evidence exists for links between women’s empowerment (or lack of) and outbreaks ...
Social media and conflict management in post-conflict and fragile contexts
B. Rohwerder (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Social media and conflict management in post-conflict and fragile contexts: What is the recent evidence of the role of social media in post-conflict and fragile contexts with regar...
Links between gender-based violence and outbreaks of violent conflict
S. Herbert (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2014
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Links between gender-based violence and outbreaks of violent conflict: What evidence exists for links between gender-based violence and outbreaks of violent conflict? Ke...
Refugee, IDP and host community radicalisation
H. Haider (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2014
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Refugee, IDP and host community radicalisation: What makes people affected by armed conflict, in particular IDPs, refugees and their hosts, become radicalised? How does humanitaria...
Faith-based organisations, conflict resolution and anti-corruption
E. Browne (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2014
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Faith-based organisations, conflict resolution and anti-corruption: What is the evidence on faith-based organisations' (FBOs) role in conflict resolution? What is the evidence on F...
Conflict early warning and early response
B. Rohwerder (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Conflict early warning and early response: Identify examples of early warning systems to monitor fragile states at risk of violence/instability and cases of early/pre-emptive inter...
Lessons from Female Engagement Teams: What are the lessons on what worked well with the use of military Female Engagement Teams (both U.K. and U.S.) and what were the main challenges?
B. Rohwerder (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Lessons from Female Engagement Teams: What are the lessons on what worked well with the use of military Female Engagement Teams (both U.K. and U.S.) and what were the main challeng...
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