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The Next Frontier for Disaster Risk Reduction: Tackling Disasters in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts

Author: Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Publication Date: October 2017 Summary: ODI research has tried to better understand the relationship between disasters and conflict, to consolidate what is known about those affected by disasters who also happen to live in fragile or conflict-affected contexts in this report. To access this resource, please click here: “The Next […]

Disaster Risk Reduction Information Resources

Author: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Publication Date: 2015 Summary: Resources on Disaster Risk Reduction with focus on individual developing nations and how their development is impacted by conflict. To access this resource, please click here: “Disaster Risk Reduction Information Resources.”

Disaster-Conflict Interface: Comparative Experiences

Author: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery Publication Date: 2011 Summary: UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) initiated this study with a strong empirical focus on exploring the interface between conflicts and disasters. Disaster-conflict interface contexts are defined as those settings where disasters (risks, events and recovery) have […]

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO) Publication Date: 2017 Summary: This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in […]

Critical Choices: Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths’ Propensity Towards Violence

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: November 2016 Description: For far too long, evidence on “what works” has evaded practitioners working on violence reduction, particularly Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). While a vast literature exists on the drivers to violence and violent extremism, few rigorous evaluations have been done to figure out what works to prevent or reduce […]

Turning Away from MS-13 and Al Shabaab: Analyzing Youth Resilience in Honduras and North East Kenya
November 1, 2017
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Author: Education Development Center (EDC) Publication Date: March 2016 Description: This study compares multiple resiliency factors (individual, caregiver, context) displayed by youth who are participating in international-­donor-­funded youth development programs implemented by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), in Central America (Honduras) and the Horn of Africa (North East Kenya), two regions that suffer from high levels […]

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Learning Publication Date: April 2017 Description: This report presents the results of a rigorous analysis of existing evidence of positive youth development (PYD) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the YouthPower Learning project, this systematic review aims to document how PYD approaches […]

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Implementers of Youth Programs
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Learning Publication Date: December 2016 Description: The Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit provides guidance and resources for implementers of youth programming in LMICs to integrate PYD principles in their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and effectively measure PYD outputs and outcomes within their programs. The overall goal of this toolkit is to help programs effectively measure […]

3 Steps to Working in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

Author: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Centre for Peacebuilding (KOFF) at Swisspeace Description: This Manual has been elaborated by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Swisspeace as a practical guidance for development practitioners in the field to learn how to (1) analyse and better understand the conflict context they are working in, (2) analyse the interaction of their project or […]

Conflict Sensitivity: Taking it to the Next Level
January 27, 2017
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Author: Swisspeace, CSC-Hub Publication Date: February 2016 Description: This special Working Paper on Conflict Sensitivity (CS) emerged as KOFF swisspeace hosted a three-day Conflict Sensitivity Expert Retreat from 30 September to 2 October 2014 in Oberhofen, Switzerland. The retreat brought together some 40 leading international experts in CS from think tanks, NGOs, universities and donor agencies aiming to […]

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