This World Bank report suggests that a sustained solution to ending piracy will only come with the recreation of a viable Somali state that can deliver essential services throughout the entire country to reduce poverty and create opportunity.
This report from International Alert aims to deepen understanding of diaspora communities in the UK and to improve partnerships between the diaspora and policymakers on peacebuilding and development policy and practice.
In this paper from the International Labor Organization, Bernd Beber and Christopher Blattman analyze the relationship between the role of coercion and child soldiering.
This article analyses the process of country-level aid coordination, situated between the broad allocation decisions at donor–capital level and the domestic preference formation at the recipient state government.
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.
In this paper from International Alert, Lucy Haldaway and Hen Wilkinson aim to deepen understanding of diaspora communities in the UK and to improve partnerships between the diaspora and policymakers on peacebuilding and development policy and practice. It explores how the experience of diasporas in the UK is affected by conflict in their countries of origin, the nature of their continuing connections with these countries, and their perceptions and mobilisation around international engagement on development and peacebuilding processes. The report is based on the outcomes of focus group discussions and interviews with members of the Congolese, Pakistani, Somali and Sri Lankan Tamil diasporas together with interviews with desk officers in the EU and UK governments.
This report describes what Oxfam and its partners have achieved in the Horn of Africa since July 2011, as well as what remains to be done.
This policy brief from DfID reviews understandings and misunderstandings about pastoral livelihoods in the Horn of Africa.
This paper from IDS takes a look at the political economy of Somalia.
Beyond Boundaries in Eastern Africa: Bridging the Security/Development Divide With International Security Assistance
This paper from the Stimson Center and the Stanley Foundation looks at how the systemic problems in East Africa can be solved.