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Can We Build Peace from a Distance? The Impact of COVID-19 on the Peacebuilding Sector
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December 22, 2020
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Author: International Alert Publication Date: December 2020 Description: This background paper explores some of the ways in which the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has disrupted one of the foundation principles of peacebuilding practice: the basic need to bring people together face-to-face. It takes a step back to look at the overall impact on peacebuilding practice when […]

The Need for Good Governance and Peacebuilding in the Time of COVID-19. Lessons from Northeast Nigeria

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: September 2020 Summary: This report presents a close analysis of the ongoing crisis in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria and a set of broader lessons about why and how donors should invest in governance and conflict prevention programming as part of the COVID-19 response. To access this resource, please click here […]

COVID-19 and Conflict: Advancing Women’s Meaningful Participation in Ceasefires and Processes

Author: Peace and Security Team of UN Women in collaboration with DPPA’s Policy and Mediation Division Publication Date: 2020 Summary: This brief addresses the importance of women’s full, equal and meaningful participation to an effective pandemic response and to peacemaking efforts, and how the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda can provide a critical framework […]

From Bad to Worse? The Impact(s) of Covid-19 on Conflict Dynamics

Author: European Union, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Publication Date: June 2020 Summary: This Brief analyses key emerging dynamics and repercussions in conflict-affected countries in general, and in five countries in particular: Colombia, Libya, Sudan, Ukraine and Yemen. The Brief is structured as follows: the main text analyses the emerging trends catalyzed by the pandemic […]

Peace and Conflict in a COVID-19 World

Author: Interpeace Publication Date: June 2020 Summary: This Brief summarizes Interpeace’s reflections on the peacebuilding implications of the COVID-19 crisis. It defines the outlines of the peacebuilding challenges and the implications for international actors and responders. The framing matters because our collective understanding of the kind of crisis we face will determine our responses both […]

Covid-19, Crises and Fragility

Author: OECD Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Fragile contexts are beginning to be hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of these countries are insufficiently prepared to cope with the spread of the disease and its consequences across the multiple dimensions of fragility. The most vulnerable have difficulty in accessing hospitals and rely on poor public […]

Pathways from Peace to Resilience: Evidence from the Greater Horn of Africa on the Links between Conflict Management and Resilience to Food Security Shocks

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: October 2015 Description: A better understanding of the links between conflict and resilience in areas facing recurrent humanitarian crises is vital given chronic violence and instability are pervasive in the areas where major investments in resilience are being made. Yet how best to build resilience in conflict contexts remains unclear. […]

Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict

Authors: World Bank; United Nations Publication Date: 2018 Description: Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict is a joint study of the United Nations and the World Bank. The study originates from the conviction on the part of both institutions that the attention of the international community needs to be urgently refocused on prevention. […]

Risk-informed Development. From Crisis to Resilience

Authors: ODI; UNDP; Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) Publication Date: May 2019 Description: This report aims to articulate why being risk-informed is essential for national policy and decision-makers responsible for crafting development objectives and delivering global frameworks, including Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Sendai Framework, the Grand Bargain and […]

El Salvador Feasibility Study. Final Report

Author: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Publication Date: September 2018 Description: This feasibility study was designed to be iterative and action research-oriented. It involved qualitative and quantitative data collection, through literature review and fieldwork, to assess the potential of National Network for Safe Communities’ (NNSC) operational framework in the context of serious violence […]

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