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Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Author: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Publication Date: June 2013 Summary: This updated report contains new evidence about the gravity of the threat that illegal wildlife trade and the poaching crisis represents to security, to wildlife, and to people.  It also examines illegal wildlife trade links to violence, radicalism, organized crime, corruption, fraud, and terror – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toolkit for Integrating GBV Prevention and Response Into Economic Growth Projects
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Author: USAID Publication Date: September 2014 Description: This toolkit provides practical guidance on how to address Gender-based Violence (GBV) in economic growth and trade projects across the program cycle by focusing on four overarching themes: 1) How and why economic growth projects can play a critical role in addressing GBV; 2) How GBV can affect and undermine […]

Conflict-Sensitive Business – Review of Instruments and Guidelines

Author: Swisspeace Publication Date: 2013 Description: This report will present an overview on instruments that can guide companies in their efforts to act in conflict prone environments and assess in how far they take conflict sensitivity into account. It shall (1) serve as a first introduction and overview to these guidelines (origin, stakeholders, content), (2) […]

Conflict-Sensitive Approach to Infrastructure Development

Author: USIP Publication Date: January 2008 Description: In conflict-prone environments, traditional forms of economic analysis and program development are insufficient to aid an economy’s progress into a peaceful transition. The stated goals of traditional assistance are economic growth, efficiency, and competition. While these goals may be appropriate long-term economic objectives, they are not suitable for stabilizing […]

Conflict-Sensitive Business Practice: Guidance for Extractive Industries

Author: International Alert Publication Date: March 2005 Description: This guide to conflict-sensitive business practice is directed towards the extractive industries, which often find themselves close to the frontline of conflict, which can suffer from violent conflict both directly and indirectly, and some of which have been among the first to respond to the idea that business […]

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