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Local Peacebuilding: What Works and Why

Author: Alliance for Peace (AfP)  Publication Date: July 2019 Summary: This report, a joint collaboration between Peace Direct and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, aims to address one of the questions we often hear from policymakers and donors around the effectiveness of local peacebuilding efforts. If concerns about the effectiveness of local efforts are one of […]

Operationalizing the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus: Lessons Learned from Colombia, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and Turkey

Author: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Publication Date: January 2019 Summary: This report explores the International Organization for Migration’s experience with the humanitarian-development–peace nexus (HDPN) in Colombia, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, and Turkey, with a focus on systemic enablers and barriers to its operationalization. The results highlight the importance of political willingness, inclusive legal and policy frameworks, comprehensive […]

Conflict Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing Key Policy Commitments and Priorities

Author: SidaPublication Date: December 2017 Summary: This Thematic Overview turns to Sida managers and staff, implementing partners and other external stakeholders committed to conflict prevention and peacebuilding. In this overview, we present the rationale of investing in conflict prevention, and identify some of the opportunities and challenges with supporting conflict prevention from an inclusive peace and development […]

Conflict Sensitivity: Stories that Shape the Concept

Author: House of Peace Publication Date: 2018 Summary: Reflecting on the concept and its application, this paper looks at the shortcomings and challenges of conflict sensitivity as observed in the field, and suggests recommendations to enhance the adoption and application of its principles. Additionally, learning from grassroots narratives, this paper highlights common stories of how […]

The Next Frontier for Disaster Risk Reduction: Tackling Disasters in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts

Author: Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Publication Date: October 2017 Summary: ODI research has tried to better understand the relationship between disasters and conflict, to consolidate what is known about those affected by disasters who also happen to live in fragile or conflict-affected contexts in this report. To access this resource, please click here: “The Next […]

Disaster Risk Reduction Information Resources
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Author: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Publication Date: 2015 Summary: Resources on Disaster Risk Reduction with focus on individual developing nations and how their development is impacted by conflict. To access this resource, please click here: “Disaster Risk Reduction Information Resources.”

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 […]

Disaster-Conflict Interface: Comparative Experiences

Author: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery Publication Date: 2011 Summary: UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) initiated this study with a strong empirical focus on exploring the interface between conflicts and disasters. Disaster-conflict interface contexts are defined as those settings where disasters (risks, events and recovery) have […]

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO) Publication Date: 2017 Summary: This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in […]

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 […]

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