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Webinar 31: Increasing Resilience to Conflict and Violence in Practice: Lessons from Complex Crises

Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, October 14th. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Building community-level resilience to conflict and violence has become an important lens for peacebuilding approaches, and yet the concepts “risk” and “resilience” are still not widely agreed upon in this space. Throughout this webinar, Mercy Corps will share its […]

States of Fragility 2020

Author: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Publication Date: 2020 Description: Fragility poses a major threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and to sustaining peace – especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to leave the furthest behind even further behind. Today, fragile contexts are home to approximately a quarter (1.8 billion […]

World Bank Group: Strategy for Fragility, Conflict and Violence. 2020-2025

Author: World Bank Publication Date: 2020 Description: The objective of the FCV Strategy is to enhance the WBG’s effectiveness to support countries in addressing the drivers and impacts of FCV and strengthening their resilience, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalized populations. To this end, the strategy sets out a framework to support countries in […]

Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict

Authors: World Bank; United Nations Publication Date: 2018 Description: Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict is a joint study of the United Nations and the World Bank. The study originates from the conviction on the part of both institutions that the attention of the international community needs to be urgently refocused on prevention. […]

Risk-informed Development. From Crisis to Resilience

Authors: ODI; UNDP; Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) Publication Date: May 2019 Description: This report aims to articulate why being risk-informed is essential for national policy and decision-makers responsible for crafting development objectives and delivering global frameworks, including Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Sendai Framework, the Grand Bargain and […]

Building Community Resilience to Violent Extremism Through Genuine Partnerships

Authors: B. Heidi Ellis; Saida Abdi Publication Date: 2017 Description: What is community resilience in relation to violent extremism, and how can we build it? This article explores strategies to harness community assets that may contribute to preventing youth from embracing violent extremism, drawing from models of community resilience as defined in relation to disaster […]

El Salvador Feasibility Study. Final Report

Author: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Publication Date: September 2018 Description: This feasibility study was designed to be iterative and action research-oriented. It involved qualitative and quantitative data collection, through literature review and fieldwork, to assess the potential of National Network for Safe Communities’ (NNSC) operational framework in the context of serious violence […]

Community Resilience to Violent Extremism in Kenya

Authors: United States Institute of Peace (USIP); Sahan Publication Date: 2016 Description: This study builds on Ashutosh Varshney’s research on community resilience to communal violence in India, Ami Carpenter’s analysis of the resilience of Baghdad communities to sectarian violence, and Marshall Wallace and Mary Anderson’s comparative analysis of non-war communities. These studies show consensus on […]

Webinar 30: Conflict and Violence: Frameworks to Understand Risk and Resilience

Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, September 23. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: As USAID’s new Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention (CVP) incorporates non-conflict violence prevention into its portfolio, it is exploring what practitioners from the two fields can learn from one another. This webinar highlighted the frameworks conflict and violence prevention […]

Violence Reduction Subsector Review & Evidence Evaluation

Author: Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP); Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) Publication Date: April 2019 Summary: With levels of global violent conflict at a 25-year peak, the need for effective and impactful peacebuilding programming could not be more pressing. The peacebuilding field has shown immense commitment to understanding, preventing, and mitigating the impact of violent conflict, but […]

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