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The Handbook of Conflict Prevention

Author: Igarape InstitutePublication Date: November 2018 Summary: This handbook seeks to build more clarity to conflict prevention concepts and practice. Based on extensive consultation and with support from Global Affairs (Canada), it offers a working definition and a typology of innovative preventive approaches. In setting out a standard nomenclature, the goal is to help improve knowledge […]

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 […]

Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism (STRIVE) Horn of Africa (HoA): Lessons Learned

Author: European Commission, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Publication Date: April 2017 Summary: The Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism (STRIVE) Horn of Africa (HoA) programme represents the first dedicated effort by the European Commission to implement a project outside of the EU with the specific objective of countering violent extremism. In line with the […]

Rule of Law Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism

Author: American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) Publication Date: 2017 Summary: This paper, “Rule of Law Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism,” reviews the current research on the drivers of violent extremism, describes the types of ABA ROLI programs that have the potential to counter extremism, and lays out recommendations and guidelines for […]

When Disasters and Conflicts Arise: Improving Links Between Disaster Resilience and Conflict Prevention

Author: Overseas Development Institute, Department for International Development (DFID) Publication Date: February 2013 Summary:This study assesses the evidence base for how natural disasters affect conflict, how conflict affects natural disasters, and how people living in complex environments are affected by multiple risks. We also consider what can be learned from current practices to improve conflict […]

Left Behind: How the World is Failing Women and Girls on Refugee Family Reunion

Author: Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), The Melissa Network Publication Date: December 2017 Description: In the aftermath of the Second World War, governments negotiated the UN Refugee Convention to provide a framework to define the protection offered to forcibly displaced people. The legal protections provided, or not provided, to refugees also have gendered implications […]

Camp Management Toolkit 2015

Author: European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Publication Date: June 2015 Description:The Camp Management Toolkit has been designed to highlight Camp Management Agencies’ roles and responsibilities for each aspect of camp life. It contains a large amount […]

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 […]

Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development & Peace: YOUTH-GPS | 2016-2020

Author: UNDP Publication Date: July 2016 Description: The Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace (“Youth-GPS,” 2016-2020) is UNDP’s first global programmatic offer for youth empowerment for sustainable development and peace. The project aims to systematically foster youth empowerment where UNDP has a presence by significantly boosting the implementation of UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017 (itself aligned with UNDP’s […]

The Complexity of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Insights from Mogadishu and South Central Somalia

Author: CISP (International Committee for the Development of Peoples) and International Alert Publication Date: 2015 Description: This report aims to expand research on some of the main issues and concerns regarding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Somalia, to better understand the linkages between SGBV and conflict there, to try to understand why Somalia in its current period […]

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