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Webinar 23: Gangs, Mafias, Election Violence, and Development: Why Countries Get Caught in A Savage Order
March 5, 2019
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Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 EST. Click here to register. Webinar Description: The most violent countries in the world are not at war, but are highly unequal, highly polarized democracies. Why are these places so violent – and how can they recover? Based on field research on every continent, Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld traces the […]

An Empirical Analysis of Organized Crime, Corruption and Economic Growth

Author: Keith Blackburn; Kyriakos C. Neanidis; Maria Paola Rana Publication Date: June 2017 Summary: In a companion study, Blackburn et al. (Econ Theory Bull, 2017), developed a theoretical framework for studying interactions between organized crime and corruption, with the view of examining the combined effects of these phenomena on economic growth. The analysis therein illustrates that organized […]

Webinar 22: Assessing Violent Extremism
November 30, 2018
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Webinar Date: Wednesday, December 12. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: Over the past decade, donors have commissioned scores of assessments to guide countering violent extremism (CVE) strategy and programming. The assessments have followed a number of guides and frameworks, employed different research methods, and included both desk studies and field-based research. From this […]

Countering Violent Extremism: The Application of Risk Assessment Tools in the Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation Process
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November 30, 2018
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Author: RTI International Publication Date: February 2018 Summary: This literature review begins by providing an overview of the history of risk assessment as a science and introduces key terms and theories. The following section introduces risk assessment tools specifically developed for use with individuals vulnerable to engaging in violent extremism, or offenders at risk of recidivating […]

Improving the Impact of Preventing Violent Extremism Programming – A Toolkit for Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
November 30, 2018
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Author: International Alert, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Publication Date: 2018 Summary: In 2016, the UN Secretary-General put forward a Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE),4 which laid out the global recognition and imperative to address violent extremism. Based on this, UNDP developed a global framework for PVE which highlights that prevention needs to look […]

Borrowing a Wheel: Applying Existing Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Strategies to Emerging Programming Approaches to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism
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November 29, 2018
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Author: CDA Collabortive Learning Projects, Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium Publication Date: March 2017 Summary: This paper explores key methodological challenges associated with the design, monitoring and evaluation of preventing and countering violent extremism programming, and discusses the applicability of solutions from the fields of peacebuilding and development. The paper draws on the latest developments in the field, […]

Countering Violent Extremism: Developing an Evidence-Base for Policy and Practice
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November 29, 2018
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Authors: Hedayah, Curtin University Publication Date: 2015 Summary: This volume reports on the range of papers presented at the Annual Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Research Conference 2014 from 7-8 December 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Conference was organized and hosted by Hedayah (the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism), Curtin University, […]

Webinar 21: The Two-Way Interaction between Education and CVE
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November 5, 2018
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Webinar Date: Tuesday, November 20th. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: The role of education in countering violent extremism (CVE) has gained increasing attention among policymakers and development practitioners in recent years. This reflects a broader shift among international development agencies to explore the role they might play in strengthening security and preventing terrorism. However, attempts […]

Youth Waging Peace: Youth Led Guide on Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education
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November 1, 2018
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Authors: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) Publication Date: 2017 Summary: This guide was developed not because resources on preventing violent extremism (PVE) don’t exist but because harnessing the voices of young people to deliver new insights and plans for action will strengthen our […]

Preventing Violent Extremism: An Introduction to Education and Preventing Violent Extremism
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November 1, 2018
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Author: INEE Education Policy Working Group Publication Date: September 2017 Summary: There remains limited consensus on how to define violent extremism. This paper highlights some of the more commonly used concepts and working definitions, though INEE does not take a particular stance. The paper presents current thinking and up-to-date research, and provides some examples of how education can contribute towards preventing violence. To access the resource, please click […]

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