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.
In this paper from International Alert, Zuleika Candan illustrates the difficulties of socio-economic reintegration faced not only by ex-combatants, but also by IDPs and war-affected youth in the post-conflict environment.
In this paper from International Alert, Zuleika Candan explores the effectiveness of the component geared towards providing ex-combatants with long-term livelihood opportunities and psycho-social support in Liberia.
The aim of the series is to stimulate discussions at the local, national and international level about the role that private sector actors can play in the effective reintegration of ex-combatants, and to strengthen practice by developing recommendations for future socio-economic reintegration programs.
This report from International Alert analyzes the conflict in the Congo through a number of different contexts with the hope of learning how to resolve it.
This report from International Alert aims to improve development responses in conflict-affected environments.
This report from International Alert aims to examine and understand the position of women in the peace economy and politics in Uganda.
Women's Political Participation and Economic Empowerment in Post-conflict Countries: Lessons from the Great Lakes Region in Africa
This report from International Alert makes recommendations for civil society, governments and the international community to strengthen women’s political participation and economic empowerment in post-conflict countries.
This paper from International Alert takes a new look at South Sudan and what can be done to consolidate peace.