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Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Local Democracy

Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: September 2016 Summary: In 2015 the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime joined forces with International IDEA to explore how organized crime becomes an engine for political corruption at the local level. It examined the situations in three countries in detail: Afghanistan, Colombia and Niger. These case studies […]

The Relationships Between Food Security and Violent Conflicts: The Case of Colombia

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Publication Date: December 2017 Summary: The relationships between food security and violent conflicts are conditioned, mediated and influenced by the specific context in which they take place. In the case of Colombia, the main mechanism whereby the armed conflict has had a negative effect on […]

Drugs and Illicit Practices: Assessing Their Impact on Development and Governance
December 22, 2015

Author: Christian Aid Publication Date: October 2015 Description: In a new, much-needed investigation, Christian Aid has begun to expose a major blind spot in development thinking, an area that has so far been hidden from view: the impact of the illicit economy on poverty eradication. In-depth case studies from four of the countries at the […]

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