The Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights were unveiled in December 2000 by the US State Department and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, after a yearlong process involving government officials, oil and mining companies, and NGOs.
This first issue of Investing in Peace examines current proposals to bring economic recovery to Northern Uganda. In so doing it seeks to inform policy-makers and practitioners from government, development partners and the private sector about the issues involved in ensuring that the most productive possible approaches and policies are adopted.
A critical phase in consolidating peace in Nepal involves the drafting of a Constitution that tackles the underlying issues of the armed conflict which erupted in the mid-nineties, while addressing the aspirations of the popular movement that resulted in the 2006 political upheaval.
This report outlines the findings and recommendations of a workshop with representatives from Burundian and Sierra Leonean civil society organisations (CSOs) working in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment organised by International Alert on 25th to 29th February 2008. The aim of the five-day workshop was to exchange experiences, discuss commonchallenges and strengthen future collaboration in order to support the integration of genderrelated priorities into peacebuilding processes.
This briefing aims to connect the public security and security sector reform agendas in Nepal in order to inform ongoing discussions amongst donors and to explore the role that the EU could play in future security-enhancing activities in Nepal.
This comprehensive survey of UNSCR 1325 related activities carried out by women, civil society, national governments and international actors has allowed the identification of achievements, good practice and challenges facing the women, peace and security agenda in Afghanistan, the DRC, Nepal, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka. On the basis of our research, it is possible to identify seven key findings and recommendations for national and international policy makers and practitioners.
The objective of this study is to analyse the dynamics of small-scale cross-border trade in agricultural goods as an economy of survival in DRC and Rwanda.
This guidance note explains why market development in countries affected by conflict is important and relevant for economic development planners and practitioners. It presents some of the main issues, risks and opportunities that economic development professionals may typically face.
This practice note explains why and how business environment reforms should be taken into consideration by economic development planners and practitioners working in conflict- and post-conflict contexts.
This practice note explains why and how the operations of foreign investors are relevant for economic development planners and practitioners in conflict-affected contexts.
This report investigates the security- and justice-related experiences and perceptions of people living in six districts in Nepal affected by insecurity and weak governance.
The aim of this paper is to reinvigorate the debate about socio-economic reintegration; provide a platform for linking a broader range of actors who could be involved in ensuring the related aspects of the DDR concept move beyond policy to practice; and to explore what role the EU can play.
This case study seeks to present some of the experiences of the Colombian government and the international community’s efforts to generate economic opportunities for conflict-affected populations in Colombia, and reflect on lessons for policy and practice elsewhere.
This report calls for more emphasis on country-specific exploration of the links between youth unemployment and other socio-economic and political factors that can contribute to marginalisation and discrimination that engender conflict and violence at a more structural level.
This report reviews the potentials and obstacles for effective and functioning economic partnerships in Nepal, including business, government, development agencies and civil society.
This report argues that a political economy lens on conflict in northern Uganda highlights the intricate links between the region’s economy and its conflict and prospects for peace.
This briefing is based on discussions and interviews in Jumla, the headquarters of Jumla district, and in Chandannath, Depalgaun, Haku, Kudari, Mahalgaun and Rara Village Development Committees and in Nangma in April and October 2008.
This paper argues that the problem of conflict in post-conflict is caused by the exclusionary political economy that is developed and sustained through a complex system of contest and violence.