Even countries not experiencing conflict in the traditional sense of the word can be as fragile and its people as insecure as countries that are. This is because organised crime can undermine good governance and stability, and engender widespread violence.

We help reduce the violence and harm done to ordinary people when criminals exploit and exacerbate instability.

We analyse ways of addressing fragility caused by criminal, urban and gang violence, and the impact that these issues have on political and social instability, and use this knowledge to work with communities, governments and international agencies to devise practical responses that reduce harm.