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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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R2P, the International Criminal Court and the prevention of mass atrocities in Africa
G. Abraham / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
Following the massacres in Yugoslavia and Rwanda the international community committed itself to preventing similar occurrences in the future. The developing doctrine of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and the institution of the Inter...
R2P and the protection of civilians: South Africa’s perspective on conflict resolution
K. Smith / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
This briefing provides an overview of the South African government’s position on the protection of civilians within the context of the ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P) framework. As South Africa lacks a clearly arti...
Protection in crisis: forced migration and protection in a global era
P. Zetter / Migration Policy Institute, 2015
Many forced migrants now fall outside the recognized refugee and asylum apparatus. Much displacement today is driven by a combination of intrastate conflict, poor governance and political instability, environmental change, and resourc...
Women's participation in elections across Africa 2012
Make Every Woman Count false 2013
The Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) Political Participation and Election Monitoring Team was formed in order to provide deeper analysis of women’s participation in politics and elections in Africa. In 2012, they published this rep...
Helpdesk Report: Prioritising health activities in humanitarian crises
L. Bolton / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
The Sphere Humanitarian Charter states that: All people should have access to health services that are prioritised to address the main causes of excess mortality and morbidity.  There are a number of handbooks to aid prioritisati...
Helpdesk Report: Delivery of education at scale to large refugee and conflict affected populations
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
The existing evidence regarding how to deliver education at scale to large refugee and conflict affected populations is somewhat limited. Much of the literature appears to be in the form of best practice or policy advice, based on pre...
Health systems and gender in post-conflict contexts: building back better?
Conflict and health, 2014
The post-conflict or post-crisis period provides the opportunity for wide-ranging public sector reforms: donors fund rebuilding and reform efforts, social norms are in a state of flux, and the political climate may be conducive to cha...
Ebola and lessons for development
Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
As the Ebola crisis continues to unfold across West Africa and the international community belatedly responds, broader questions arise beyond the immediate challenges on the ground. These fundamentally challenge our understanding of &...
Global governance and the limits of health security
Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed the limits of the current approach to the global governance of infectious diseases, which mixes public health and security interests. International efforts to strengthen ‘health secu...
Return of the rebel: legacies of war and reconstruction in West Africa’s Ebola epidemic
Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
The spread of Ebola in West Africa centres on a region with a shared recent history of transnational civil war and internationally led post-conflict reconstruction efforts. This legacy of conflict and shortcomings in the reconstructio...
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