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Human Security Centre
The HSRP's mission is to conduct research on global and regional trends in political violence, their causes and consequences and to make this research accessible to the policy and research communities, the media, educators and the interested public. The HSRP's flagship publication, the Human Security Report, is complemented by the Human Security Brief series, the Hu...
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
The Institute for Security Studies is an African organisation which aims to enhance human security on the continent. It does independent research, provides policy analysis and advice, and delivers practical training and technical assistance. The vision of the ISS is a peaceful and prosperous Africa for all its people. The mission and overall goal of the ISS is to advance hum...
International Crisis Group (ICG)
NGO providing advocacy and advice related to international conflict situations. Operates research/information/networking projects focused on specific situations (including Bosnia, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Nigeria) Sends out regular free emailed press releases. WWW site has information on the organisation, its projects, and full text of publications (arranged geographically)....
Igarape Institute
The Igarapé Institute is a southern think tank devoted to evidence-based policy and action on complex social challenges. It currently works on three themes: global and national drug policy; violence prevention and reduction; and international cooperation and assistance. The Igarapé Institute is a reference for governments, private sector actors, internat...
Households in Conflict Network (HiCN)
The Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) brings together researchers interested in the micro-economic and econometric analysis of the relationship between violent conflict and household behaviour. It aims to undertake collaborative research into the causes and effects of violent conflict at the household level. In particular, the researchers affiliated to the Network are committed to: •...
Refugee Law Project, Uganda
Organisation working on human rights for all refugees and internally displaced persons, Uganda. The website provides information on the organisation, as well as current issues. It also provides a resource centre, which aims to collect and put together all information pertaining to forced migration within the Great Lakes region and Africa to make it easily accessible to researchers, policy ma...
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
DCAF is an international foundation established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation, as the 'Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces'. DCAF contributes to enhancing security sector governance (SSG) through security sector reform (SSR). The Centre’s work to support effective, efficient security sectors which are accountable to the state and its citizens...
West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD)
The Commission will have three basic objectives: 1. Mobilizing public awareness and political commitment The Commission will examine ways and means to enhance the political priority accorded to drug trafficking and its impact on West Africa. 2. Developing evidence-based policy recommendations: In ord...

Latest Organisations

Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international / Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)
The Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi), was created in 2003 on the initiative of the Cerdi (University of Auvergne and CNRS). Its purpose is to promote a fuller understanding of international economic development and the factors that influence it. It supports research activities that make use of the most modern and most directly relevant instruments of eco...
Impact Initiative
The Impact Initiative for international development research aims to increase the uptake and impact of research from two research programmes jointly funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID): the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research and the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Rese...
IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP)
The Objectives of ISSP are: Contributing to foster peace, security, sustainable development and regional integration in the IGAD (East Africa) region. Enhancing the effectiveness of the member states security sector to address common transnational, regional and national security threats. Enhance and enable member states' security sector capacity to address common...
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) (NRGI)
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a non-profit policy institute and grant-making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. Working in over thirty resource-rich countries, NRGI pursues this goal through research, advocacy, capacity development programs, and technical advice to governments and civil society actor...
Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)
The Institute for Economics and Peace is a think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and understanding positive peace.
Hedayah
Hedayah is an international institution for training, dialogue, collaboration, and research to counter violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations, in support of long-term, global efforts to prevent and counter terrorism. Goals: To be the premier global institution for expertise and experience in countering violent extremism in all its forms;...
ReBUILD Consortium
The ReBUILD Consortium is an international research partnership funded by the UK Department for International Development. ReBUILD’s overall purpose is to contribute towards improved access of the poor to effective health care and reduced health costs burdens, through the production and uptake of a coherent body of high quality, policy-relevant new research on health systems financing and hu...
Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation established in 1995 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation. It offers: education centre in global security policy a platform that facilitates dialogue and exchange in support of peace, security and international cooperation
Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR)
Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR) is a non-profit, independent think-tank institution. NCCR conducts research in different contemporary issues with six clusters: (a) Conflict, peace and human security (b) Migration, mobility and development, (c) Post conflict state building and governance, (d) Livelihoods and globalisation processes (e) Environmental and resource conflict-governance,...
International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS)
Since its foundation, the aims of the Centre have been to conduct research into prisons and imprisonment; to develop and disseminate a body of knowledge about the principles on which the use of imprisonment should be based; and to inform improvements in prison policies and practice, within a human rights framework. The Centre has made the results of its academic research and projects widely availa...

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