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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

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 ...
Just peace: achieving peace, justice and development in post-conflict Africa
D. Kuwali / Social Science Research Council, USA, 2014
The political realities of post-conflict situations present hard choices in the peacebuilding and reconstruction processes. Most post-conflict societies face the dilemma of how to deal with past atrocities, especially genocide, war cr...
Fragile reforms: World Bank and Asian Development Bank financing in fragile and conflict-affected situations
M. Stephen / International Alert, 2014
Drawing from research into the delivery of five bank-financed projects covering infrastructure and other sectors, this study highlights a range of insights and opportunities to enhance how the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank...
Trade, employment and conflict: Evidence from the Second Intifada
M. Calì; S. H. Miaari / Households in Conflict Network, 2014
Do trade shocks affect conflict? The evidence on this question has so far focused primarily on commodity price shocks. This paper moves beyond this focus and uses data from the entire trade sector to find out whether changes in Palest...
The power these men have over us: sexual exploitation and abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia
Human Rights Watch, 2014
This research document provides findings on sexual exploitation and abuse in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, predominantly by personnel of the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) at and around the African Union Mission in Soma...
Youth, peace and security in Uganda
International Alert, 2014
This study provides an insight into the situation of young people in Uganda by highlighting the challenges they face and their impact on peace and security. Since independence, young people have been impacted negatively by ethnic and ...
Africa energy outlook - a focus on energy prospects in sub-Saharan Africa
International Energy Agency, 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy sector can be improved to unlock a better life for its citizens. This report describes one of the most poorly understood parts of the global energy system, offers an authoritative study of its future ...
Building the capacity of the Malian police
G. de Carvalho / Institute for Security Studies, 2014
The goals of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) are to support the re-establishment of state authority throughout Mali and to stabilise key areas, especially in the north. Rebuilding...
Radicalisation and al-Shabaab recruitment in Somalia
M. Abdile / Institute for Security Studies, 2014
Effective counter-radicalisation strategies should be based on an empirical understanding of why people join terrorist organisations. Researchers interviewed former al-Shabaab fighters and identified a complex array of reasons for why...
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