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Organized Crime and its Role in Contemporary Conflict
March 26, 2019
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Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: September 2018 Summary: This brief aims to contribute to the basis of evidence for ongoing debates over the complex connections between criminal markets and conflict actors, organized-criminal groups and their use of violence in conflict settings. It presents a thorough analysis of the content of the UN Security […]

The Crime-Development Paradox
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March 5, 2019
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Author: Enact: Enhancing Africa’s Response to Transnational Organised Crime Publication Date: February 2018 Summary: This report, which is intended for national and multi-lateral policymakers, as well as development practitioners more broadly, should be viewed as a broad-scope reference work on the impact of organised crime, examines each of these phenomena in turn. In all five priorities of the […]

A Theory of Organized Crime, Corruption and Economic Growth

Author: Keith Blackburn; Kyriakos C. Neanidis; Maria Paola Rana Publication Date: October 2017 Summary: A framework for studying the interactions between organized crime and corruption, together with the individual and combined effects of these phenomena on economic growth is developed in this article. Criminal organizations co-exist with law-abiding productive agents and potentially corrupt law enforcers. The crime […]

Organised Crime, Violence, and Development
March 5, 2019
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Author: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre Publication Date: August 2016 Summary: This guide summarises some of the most rigorous available evidence on the links between organised crime, violence and development. GSDRC Topic Guides aim to provide a clear, concise and objective report on findings from rigorous research on critical areas of development policy. Rather than provide […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Relationships Between Food Security and Violent Conflicts: The Case of El Salvador

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Publication Date: October 2017 Summary: El Salvador is a peculiar case in that over three decades it has faced two different types of violence consecutively (the civil war and widespread post-war violence), which have had different impacts on food security. The Civil War had a […]

“This Isn’t the Life for You”: Masculinities and Nonviolence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 24, 2016
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Author: Promundo Publication Date: April 2016 Description: Homicide and other forms of violence persist at high levels in Rio de Janeiro. This violence overwhelmingly affects low-income, young black men. Past research has rarely examined the relationship of this violence to gender norms nor has it focused on the interplay between urban violence and family and intimate partner violence (IPV). While […]

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

The Development Response To Drug Trafficking In Africa: A Programming Guide
December 22, 2015
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Author: USAID Publication Date: April 2013 Description: Drug trafficking poses a growing problem in Africa. Increasing flows of illicit drugs threaten good governance, peace and security, economic growth and public health. Failure to address this threat risks undermining the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s investments and thwarting U.S. Government objectives on the continent.In recognition […]

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