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The Need for Good Governance and Peacebuilding in the Time of COVID-19. Lessons from Northeast Nigeria

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: September 2020 Summary: This report presents a close analysis of the ongoing crisis in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria and a set of broader lessons about why and how donors should invest in governance and conflict prevention programming as part of the COVID-19 response. To access this resource, please click here […]

Peace and Conflict in a COVID-19 World

Author: Interpeace Publication Date: June 2020 Summary: This Brief summarizes Interpeace’s reflections on the peacebuilding implications of the COVID-19 crisis. It defines the outlines of the peacebuilding challenges and the implications for international actors and responders. The framing matters because our collective understanding of the kind of crisis we face will determine our responses both […]

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 […]

Building Stability Framework

Author: Department for International Development (DFID); International Alert Publication Date: January 2016 Summary: This framework provides evidence-based guidance about how UK aid can help build stability, to meet the commitments set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence & Security Review and the UK Aid Strategy. It describes how aid can best help communities, states, and […]

The Effect of ‘Stabilization’ in the Mandates and Practice of UN Peace Operations

Author: Alexander Gilder Publication Date: March 2019 Summary: In the last decade UN peace operations have begun to explicitly seek ‘stabilization’ in the states to which they are deployed. Despite the term being included in the titles of four missions, three of which are amongst the four largest operations currently deployed, and stabilization activities being […]

Russia in Review: Kremlin Tests Authoritarian Societal Control Measures During COVID-19 Crisis

Author: Institute of the Study of War; Mason Clark, Aidan Therrien Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Key Takeaway: Putin’s response to the COVID-19 crisis is focused on shaping reality to conform to his desired narrative. The Kremlin is restricting the free flow of information on COVID-19, jailing doctors, and obfuscating its public infection numbers to […]

Human Rights Dimensions of COVID-19 Response

Author: Human Rights Watch Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This document provides an overview of human rights concerns posed by the coronavirus outbreak, drawing on examples of government responses to date, and recommends ways governments and other actors can respect human rights in their response. To access this resource, please click here: “Human Rights Dimensions of […]

Conflict Sensitivity Considerations Relating to the COVID-19 Response in Libya

Author: Peaceful Change Initiative; Conflict Sensitive Assistance in Libya Forum Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This brief note is intended to aid international assistance providers to strengthen the conflict sensitivity of their support to the COVID-19 response in Libya. The note identifies potential conflict sensitivity considerations that assistance planners and project staff should keep in mind as […]

Webinar 28 – Fragility and Conflict: Perspectives on a Pandemic

Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, April 15 at 11:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording.  Webinar Description: In isolation, the COVID-19 Pandemic presents numerous public health, economic and political obstacles to control and mitigate its impact. In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, COVID-19 underscores linkages and our mutually reinforced vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are […]

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