This report explores gender dynamics in the peace economy, particularly focusing on women’s economic and political status, and the extent to which government and development partner recovery interventions are sensitive to these issues.
Strategies for Policy Reform, Volume 2 reveals how local reformers in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) have transformed policy dialogue in their countries to create a vibrant private sector and civil society. This volume presents models of effective, innovative reform programs that have enhanced democratic governance and the business climate to deliver tangible benefits to citizens.
This practice note offers options for economic development planners and practitioners for promoting accountable and conflict-sensitive governance of natural resource wealth.
This practice note explains what economic development planners and practitioners can do to support the socioeconomic reintegration of former combatants.
This document offers a brief overview of humanitarian assistance provided by USAID to Southern Africa between 1999 and 2009.
This document offers a brief overview of humanitarian assistance provided by USAID to Latin America and the Caribbean between 2000 and 2009.
This report looks at the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in post-conflict environments. It recommends that agents engaged in stability operations should work with development planners to encourage mid- to long-term institutional capacity building that enhances the conflict-prone country’s broader capacity for sustained growth. The intended end state of SOEs in stability operations should be functioning entities that can attract new investment, perhaps by privatization when and where appropriate. Although revitalizing SOEs can be complex and ambiguous, the task can be a useful, intermediate objective on the road to a post-conflict sustainable economy.
This paper uses two unique panel data sets to study the causal effect that armed conflict has over entrepreneurial activity in Colombia. Using a fixed effect estimation methodology at the plant level and controlling for the possible endogeneity of armed conflict through the use of instrumental variables, we find that a one standard deviation in the number of guerrilla and paramilitary attacks in a municipality increases the probability of firm exit in 8.1 percentage points. This effect is stronger for smaller plants and has a differential impact with respect to firms' age.