In this report from the Transnational Institute, Liza Ten Velde offers insight into the increasingly dangerous environment in the Northern Triangle stemming from drug trafficking.
Giving Peace An Address? Reflections on the Potential and Challenges of Creating Peace Infrastructures
In this report from the Berghof Foundation, Ulrike Hopp-Nishanka introduces the concept of peace infrastructure and the potential opportunities that they present as well as the obstacles to implementation.
Camilla Schippa, Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace founded in Sydney, Australia delivers a speech at the International Peace Conference for the 30th anniversary of the U.N. International Day of Peace.
This paper is a summary of lessons learned gathered at a conference of the Disaster Management Alliance in 2008. Conference participants looked at the success stories as well as the areas for ongoing growth that the DMA should focus on, and specific support that each of the member countries required as part of an overall plan through 2012.
Crime and violence are now a key development issue for Central American countries. In three nations— El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras—crime rates are among the top five in Latin America. In the region’s other three countries—Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama—crime and violence levels are significantly lower, but a steady rise in crime rates in recent years has raised serious concern. There is reason to worry. To put the magnitude of the problem in context, the entire population of Central America is approximately the same as that of Spain, but while Spain registered 336 murders (i.e., fewer than one per day) in 2006, Central America recorded 14,257 murders (i.e., almost 40 per day) in the same year.
This USAID report thoroughly examines seven post-war countries. It focuses on different approaches to rebuilding fiscal infrastructure that have been tried in the different scenarios.
Natural Disasters and Remittances Exploring the Linkages between Poverty, Gender, and Disaster Vulnerability in Caribbean SIDS
This UNU-WIDER report examines the value of remittances and their effects in natural disaster stricken Caribbean countries.
This case study summary evaluates the performance of the World Bank in the process of post-conflict reconstruction in El Salvador.
This paper presents seven case studies of countries that have experienced devastating conflict, costing dearly in lives lost and disrupted, economies battered, and collapsed institutions of political and economic governance.