Author: World Bank
Summary: This paper –focusing particularly on the role of education in prevention of VE– is written as a background document for the joint World Bank-UN flagship report, “Can Development Interventions Help Prevent Conflict and Violence?”. The World Bank-UN study will discuss what the international community can do to improve development aid as a tool for countering violent extremism (CVE) and contribute to peacebuilding. The paper will first try to understand what is meant by ‘violent extremism’ in its current form. It will outline the evolution of the thinking behind the root causes of VE over the last decade and describe the types of education interventions that are supported as part of its efforts to prevent VE. We will also examine available evidence from evaluations of CVE programs that have been carried out to better understand the impacts such programs have had (if any). We will identify lessons learned –both challenges and good practice– related to efforts to counter CVE through education. It is hoped that these lessons will be useful for both policymakers and practitioners, and will inform current and future CVE programming at the World Bank.
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