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Webinar 30: Conflict and Violence: Frameworks to Understand Risk and Resilience

Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, September 23 from 2:00-3:30pm EST. Click here to register. Webinar Description: As USAID’s new Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention (CVP) incorporates non-conflict violence prevention into its portfolio, it is exploring what practitioners from the two fields can learn from one another. This webinar will highlight the frameworks conflict and […]

Violence Reduction Subsector Review & Evidence Evaluation

Author: Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP); Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) Publication Date: April 2019 Summary: With levels of global violent conflict at a 25-year peak, the need for effective and impactful peacebuilding programming could not be more pressing. The peacebuilding field has shown immense commitment to understanding, preventing, and mitigating the impact of violent conflict, but […]

Towards Resilience: Advancing Collective Impact in Protracted Crises

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: May 2020 Summary: To bring greater coherence to international responses and secure better outcomes for conflict-affected communities, this paper calls for resilience as the guiding framework for action in protracted crises. While resilience is not new in international development, it has been frequently misunderstood, and rarely has rhetoric matched practice, […]

Understanding Risk and Resilience to Violent Conflicts

Authors: Eric Min; Jacob M. Shapiro; Manu Singh; Benjamin Crisman Publication Date: October 2017 Summary: This research aims to establish potential opportunities for policy intervention by asking the following question: if we could predict conflict 5-years out, what would separate the predictable failures from the unexpected successes (i.e. places where conflict was expected but did […]

Webinar 29: Stabilization Lessons Learned from Sirte, Libya
April 29, 2020

Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, May 13. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Sara Skahill, Senior Middle East and North Africa Regional Advisor supporting USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) through McFadden will tell the story of OTI’s 2017-2020 stabilization efforts in Sirte, Libya, which was the largest ISIS stronghold in the […]

Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR)
April 28, 2020

Author: The Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Department of Defense (DoD) Publication Date: June 2018 Summary: The Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Defense (DoD) have reviewed the significant lessons learned from past stabilization efforts. The principles for effective stabilization have been […]

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 […]

Pursuing Effective and Conflict Aware Stabilization: Framing and Constructing a Roadmap
April 28, 2020

Author: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Publication Date: January 2019 Summary: CSIS has embarked on a study to examine how to operationalize and build upon the SAR framework. This brief serves as a companion to a brief published in January 2019 which called for a clearer and contextualized definition of stabilization success 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 […]

Post-conflict Stabilization, Peacebuilding and Recovery Frameworks

Author: United Nations Publication Date: May 2013 Summary: This module describes the context in which flexible and responsive DDR programmes are designed and implemented as part of a larger strategy to build sustainable recovery and peace. It discusses the political, social, economic, and security dimensions of a post-conflict context in which there are many stakeholders […]

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