'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.
Stemming from the 2010 Global Hunger Index, this IFPRI report details some critical needs to reach the Millenium Development Goals for hunger by 2015
This brief USAID report outlines the progress of their efforts to meet the needs of the Pakistani people in the aftermath of devastating floods.
This report offers a guide for how companies operating in Eastern DRC might undertake due diligence to ensure that they are not contributing to the ongoing conflict.
A Pariah in our Midst: Regional Organisations and the Problematic of Western-designated Pariah Regimes - the Cases of SADC/Zimbabwe and ASEAN/Myanmar
This paper examines the role regional organizations can play in interpreting liberal norms as sources of regime legitimacy and in mediating between pariah states and multilateral institutions.
This report from EICC and BSR looks at how the electronics industry can take advantage of their supply chain to push environmental changes.
This report summarizes the U.S. Government’s response to the child protection emergency in Haiti and the role played by the the Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005 secretariat. We also report on progress on priorities identified in last year’s annual report. Progress on several priorities was slower than planned due to the imperative need to devote most of our small team to the Haiti crisis.
Afghanistan: Community Perspectives on the Business Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in Countries Affected or Threatened by Conflict
The research presented in this report was conducted for Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), to support their process of developing guidelines for companies operating in conflict areas.
The Africa Conflict Prevention Programme has gone through a drastic prioritisation process in 2009/10 due to funding cuts. ACPP has maintained its level of engagement in the Horn, the region most affected by conflicts in Africa. On top of focussing on “hot” conflicts, ACPP has prioritised its reduced engagement on supporting peace processes and stabilisation in key countries and developing African political and military capability to prevent and manage conflict.
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