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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
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BlogThe vital role of aid in development
The UNU-WIDER research programme on foreign aid ( ReCom ) began in 2010, in a period of strong aid scepticism. Dambisa Moyo’s well-known book, Dead Aid (2009), is just one example...Aid effectiveness Aid policy Conflict management
BlogDevelopment programmes, security, and violence reduction: Evidence from an insurgency in India
Implementing development programmes in conflict-affected areas is crucial for conflict as well as poverty reduction. The big question is how do you carry out these programmes successfully?...Conflict management Development Poverty reduction
Journal ArticleEducation from the Bottom Up: UNICEF‘s Education Programme in Somalia
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingAggregation operators Conflict management Education
Journal ArticleImpact Assessment of the Facilitadores Judiciales Programme in Nicaragua
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Justice, Administration of
Journal ArticleLiberia's Gender-Sensitive Police Reform: Improving Representation and Responsiveness in a Post-Conflict Setting
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingAeronautics, Commercial Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal Article‘Embedded’ Assistance: Finn Church Aid‘s Secondment in Somalia
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Human rights
Journal ArticleSubstantial but Uneven Achievement: Selected Success When Stars Align. Public Financial Management Reforms in Sierra Leone
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic development Macroeconomics
Journal ArticleThe Yemen Social Fund for Development: An Effective Community-Based Approach amid Political Instability
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
Journal ArticleGood Aid in Hard Places: Learning from ‘Successful’ Interventions in Fragile Situations
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal Special IssueDevelopment Assistance for Peacebuilding
Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas can be a core component of peacebuilding, providing support for the restoration of government functions, delivery of basic services, the rule of law and economic revitalization...Conflict management Economic development Economic assistance
Journal ArticleVarieties of fragility: Implications for aid
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile StatesConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal Special IssueAid to Support Fragile States: The Challenge of Chronic Weakness
This special issue has its origins in work conducted under the Governance and Fragility theme of UNU-WIDER’s ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid programme (2011–13), and particularly the work on ‘Aid and Institution-bu...Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal ArticleTransition Regimes and Security Sector Reforms in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Local government
Research BriefSuccesses and Challenges of Public Financial Management in Sierra Leone
Fragile and conflict-affected states, like Sierra Leone, can maintain a strong public financial management structure if they are able to find foreign support for administrative capacity and sufficient domestic political and executive support...Conflict management Economic policy Fiscal policy
Working PaperEngaging with Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Alternative Approach to Theory, Measurement and Practice
The coherence and effectiveness of engagement with the world’s ‘fragile and conflict-affected states’—beyond ethical imperatives and geo-strategic considerations—turns on answers to two vexing questions...Conflict management