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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.

Latest Documents

Conflict analysis of Muslim Mindanao
A.L. Strachan / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2015
The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), situated within the Philippines and initially founded in 1989, consists of five provinces – Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. Conflict between Moro groups s...
Rapid fragility and migration assessment for Ethiopia
B. Carter; B. Rohwerder / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2016
This report is based on 24 days of desk-based research and provides a short synthesis of the literature on fragility and migration in relation to Ethiopia. It is difficult to obtain an accurate picture of the migration situatio...
Building social cohesion in post-conflict situations
I. Idris / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2016
What are the approaches being taken by donors, CSOs and others to build social cohesion in post-conflict societies? How effective are these approaches? The approaches covered in this helpdesk report include community-driven dev...
Rapid fragility and migration assessment for Sudan: Rapid Literature Review
A.L. Strachan / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2016
This literarure report provides a literature review from Desk  based research. Sudan is a source, transit, and destination country for migrants. Sudanese migrants are a mixed group of refugees and asylum seekers, economic migrant...
Preventing violent extremism in Kenya: policy options
Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies 2016
For a long time, the Kenyan government, and security agencies in particular, relied on security-focused measures to address violent extremism. Some of these measures have resulted in serious violations of the individual rights and lib...
Then and now: How the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture is meeting its mandate
L. Connolly / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2015
Since its creation in 2005, the United Nations (UN) Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA) has scored some successes in terms of increasing opportunities for financing of peacebuilding efforts and working with governments in this area. Howe...
Picking up the pieces: Liberia’s peacebuilding efforts post-Ebola
E. Mulbah; L. Connolly; N. Gcabashe Zond / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2015
Liberia is at a critical juncture in terms of its ability to maintain its hard-won peace and ensure that its reconciliation and sustainable development efforts are not derailed. The West African country, with a population of 3.124 mil...
Reclaiming protection of civilians under international humanitarian law: reflections from the Oslo global conference
O.V. Davies / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2015
Over the past sixty years, international humanitarian law (IHL) has established a comprehensive legal framework for the protection of civilians (PoC) in armed conflicts. There is broad consensus that these guidelines afford non-combat...
When refugees cannot return home: A conflict conundrum in Africa’s Great Lakes region
K.F. Tunda / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2016
The large number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Great Lakes region poses immense challenges to peacebuilding processes within the countries affected, as well as in that entire conflict system. An influx of ...
Roots of the Syrian crisis
V.P. Haran / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India 2016
In December 2010, when trouble erupted in Tunisia, the Arab countries of West Asia and North Africa were mired in serious problems. In the entire Arab world, political freedom was at a premium, to varying degrees. There was large scal...
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