In this brief from the Institute for Development Studies, James Bibi Maiah Vincent offers a 'bottom-up' review of the post-war reconstruction of the Sierra Leone state.
This article presents fieldwork covering the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Mozambique and Somalia to show that assumptions derived from the classical social contract theorists frequently lead the international community astray as it attempts to rebuild these African states.
This paper from ODI looks at the recent developments in public finance reform from Sierra Leone.
This paper from Chatham House explores the degree to which the underlying causes of the recent civil war have been tackled.
This working paper from UNU-WIDER examines the impact of foreign aid on economic growth in Sierra Leone.
Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Priorities and Challenges: A Synthesis of Findings from Seven Multi-Stakeholder Consultations
This report identifies seven peacebuilding and statebuilding priorities as stepping stones to reach the Millennium Development Goals in conflict-affected and fragile states.
This 2011 Monitoring Report synthesises main findings and recommendations from across these 13 countries, providing evidence from the ground of what works and what doesn't.
This briefing note seeks to contribute to the knowledge on Resolution 1325, building on International Alert's work in the MRU region during the last few years.
This article proposes a political economy of extraction framework that explains political order and state collapse as alternative outcomes in the face of lootable wealth. The article looks closely at the cases of Sierra Leone and Burma.
This policy paper investigates the nature of the relationship between natural resources and conflict, looking at several case studies to draw conclusions and evaluate existing solutions.