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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 […]

Countering Violent Extremism and Risk Reduction: A Guide to Programme Design and Evaluation: A Guide to Programme Design and Evaluation
November 29, 2018
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Author: Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Publication Date: June 2016 Summary: The purpose of this report is to provide guidance to policy-makers and implementers of countering violent extremism (CVE) and risk reduction (RR, also referred to by others as deradicalisation) programmes. While the examples provided are mostly from Africa, Asia and […]

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, […]

Promising Practices in Engaging Youth in Peace and Security and PVE/CVE: Summary of Key Interventions and Examples
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November 1, 2017
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Author: USAID Publication Date: August 2017 Description: The 2015 United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 (SCR 2250) on Youth, Peace and Security and emerging literature emphasizes the need to switch the narrative to recognize youth as positive agents for peacebuilding and security, rather than stigmatizing them as risks. SCR 2250 encourages governments, international organizations, and civil […]

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 […]

Using Technology to Deliver Educational Services to Children and Youth in Environments Affected by Crisis and/or Conflict
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October 3, 2017
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Author: USAID Publication Date: December 2013 Description: The goal of this paper is two-fold: (1) to compile and review illuminating case studies of technology- supported interventions to deliver education services that promote equitable access to children and youth in environments affected by crisis and/or conflict; and (2) to provide recommendations for the design and implementation of […]

Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
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October 3, 2017
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Author: UNICEF Publication Date: March 2013 Description: This mapping examines the use of Communication for Development (C4D) in peacebuilding efforts. It is one of the core activities proposed by UNICEF’s Communication for Development Section to support the multi-year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme, managed by the Education Section and involving 14 Country Offices. The findings of this […]

Role of Youth in Peace Building via New Media: A Study on Use of New Media by Youth for Peace Building Tasks
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October 3, 2017
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Author: Sumit Narula Publication Date: 2016 Description: The present paper discusses how new media is put to use by the youth. The focal area is how youth is using or not using the variety of new media available, for peace building tasks. The study was conducted with 150 respondents, and aimed to relate the usage of new […]

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 […]

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