"We Want What the Ok Tedi Women Have!": Guidance from Papua New Guinea on Women's Engagement in Mining Deals
Through the study of mining deals in Papua New Guinea, this World Bank briefing note provides insights into enhancing women’s agency as a means of achieving equality and through this, better development outcomes.
'Drugs and (Dis)order: A Study of the Opium Trade, Political Settlements and State-making in Afghanistan
This paper is a contribution to research being undertaken by the Crisis States Research Centre on patterns of economic resource mobilisation and rent appropriation under conditions of fragility, and the ways in which these shape political relations and institutions. The authors are primarily concerned with the political economy of post-Bonn Afghanistan with a particular focus on the role of the drugs industry and its impact on processes of state-making.
This document reviews 2010 highlights of U.S. conflict and stabilization operations centered around the State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. The Office addresses the need for collaborative, government-wide foreign policy tools to address the diverse stabilization needs of the global community
This 8th Annual Edition of the Failed States Index, prepared by Fund for Peace and published by Foreign Policy, ranks all the states of the world based on the degree of failure as determined by a number of indicators including group grievance, uneven development, economic decline and more.
A Cacophony of Policy Responses: Evidence from Fourteen Countries During the 2007-08 Food Price Crisis
This paper from UNU-WIDER assimilates available evidence from fourteen case studies to compare the specifics of responses to the food policy crisis during 2007-08.
This report seeks to develop comprehensive recommendations for USAID and similar donors on how to encourage economic growth in countries emerging from conflict. The Guide is based on the premise that improved economic wellbeing can enhance the prospects for sustaining peace and reduce the high percentage of post-conflict countries that return to violence.
This World Bank paper asks why some autocratic regimes survive while others fail.
There is far too little cross-country research regarding countries attempting to transition out of conflict and this report from USIP intends to help remedy that deficiency.
This report from the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding describes the much talked about "new deal" for dealing with fragile states.
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