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 briefing is based on discussions and interviews in Biratnagar Municipality and Indrapur Village Development Committee in June 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.
The purpose of this resource pack is to introduce Sri Lankan SMEs to the concepts and approaches of corporate responsibility.
In this project, the Georgian group of researchers examined questions related to the agreement on non-resumption of hostilities and presented a number of papers on related themes, as well as a summarised version of the researchers’ conclusions and recommendations.
This second issue of International Alert, Uganda’s Investing in Peace briefing paper series reviews the current status of oil exploration, plans for production, and the policy environment for managing oil in Uganda. Its focus is on the potential for oil to trigger or exacerbate violent conflict in Uganda at different levels: national, local and cross-border with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Alert’s research suggests that conflict risks associated with oil have to date been overlooked.
This report describes and assesses the different categories of actors and the processes, chains and linkages that are involved in mining and trading of minerals in the Kivu provinces and in the territory of Ituri in eastern DRC.
In this challenge paper the members of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council propose a new vulnerability and protection business model for humanitarian assistance.