"Financial Peacebuilding" - Impacts of the Nepalese conflict on the financial sector and its potential for peacebuilding
This working paper looks at options of how the local financial sector may contribute to post-conflict peacebuilding, taking the specific example of Nepal. It differentiates between private commercial banks, governmental commercial banks and microfinance institutions and explores how these institutions were affected by the violent conflict in Nepal, how they responded to challenges, and discusses options as well as limitations for financial sector engagement in peacebuidling.
This USAID paper examines the impact of two value chain development interventions to see if either is able to sustainably accelerate growth.
Accelerating the Transition from Conflict to Sustainable Growth: Value Chain Development in Conflict-Affected Environments
This document explores the existing literature for lessons, tools and insights on the development and implementation of economic recovery and growth programs in conflict-affected environments.
This report discusses how to progressively reduce Afghanistan’s dependence on opium by development initiatives and shifting economic incentives toward sustainable legal livelihoods. It identifies responses that can counterbalance the economic advantages of opium.
The US Africa Command (AFRICOM), in partnership with the Africa Center for Strategic Studies and the Department of Defense Business Transformation Agency (BTA), held the AFRICOM Academic Symposium from 9 to 11 June 2008, in Leesburg, VA. Additional support was provided by the Institute for Defense and Business. This symposium was designed to introduce AFRICOM and its mission and objectives to the broader academic community in the United States and to discuss the potential interface between AFRICOM and the academic community.
The current paper examines possible links between aid and economic growth in fragile states.
This paper looks at the role the private sector plays in advancing reconstruction and establishing credible institutions that give post-conflict societies a sense of ownership and faith in the political and economic system and discourage the return of armed conflict.
This article develops linkages between business associations and economic growth viewed through the prism of new institutional economics.
This document reviews the Canadian International Development Agency’s efforts in 2007-2008. It offers a critique of approaches that were tried as well as suggestions for ways to improve in the following years.
Case Studies in Enterprise Development in Post-Conflict Situations: Bosnia - Phillipines - Afghanistan
This brief presents three examples of enterprise development in post-conflict environments. Through these cases, the brief highlights critical factors that an enterprise needs to succeed in a post-conflict environment.
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