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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 […]

Dignity not Destitution: An ‘Economic Rescue Plan for All’ to Tackle the Coronavirus Crisis and Rebuild a More Equal World
April 23, 2020
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Author: Oxfam Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: This paper lays out an Economic Rescue Plan For All that meets the scale of the crisis, mobilizing at least $2.5 trillion dollars to tackle the pandemic and prevent global economic collapse. It prioritizes helping people directly: giving cash grants to all who need them. An immediate suspension […]

The Economic Toll of Covid-19 on Southeast Asia: Recession Looms as Growth Prospects Dim

Author: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Amy Searight Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Southeast Asian economies are taking a huge hit in the global economic crisis caused by the spreading pandemic. The economic impact will be huge, on par with the fallout of the 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis, or perhaps much greater. On the one […]

Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the Socio-economic Impacts of COVID-19

Author: United Nations Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This report is a call to action, for the immediate health response required to suppress transmission of the virus to end the pandemic; and to tackle the many social and economic dimensions of this crisis. It is, above all, a call to focus on people – women, youth, […]

COVID-19 and Conflict: Seven Trends to Watch

Author: International Crisis Group Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: These are universal problems, but as an organisation focusing on early warning and conflict prevention, Crisis Group is especially concerned with places where the global health challenge intersects with wars or political conditions – such as weak institutions, communal tensions, lack of trust in leaders and inter-state rivalries […]

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 […]

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