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– Does more education mean better futures?
Catherine Gladwell - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card. He’d just enrolled for his first term at university as the beneficiary of a scholarship for asylum-...

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Catherine Gladwell, Jennie Thomas, Georgina Chetwynd, Saliha Majeed, Carolyn Burke, Victoria Stubbs, Seemin Zahid - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK. Despite research exploring the experiences of child refugees and asylum seekers...

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Carl Stempel, Qais Alemi - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Using 1990 5% Census and American Community Survey data, we examine the economic integration of Afghan refugees to the US, focusing on employment rates and income levels. First-wave Afghan refugees (those arriving 1980–90) have made significant income and employment gains, while poverty...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Assessing the Effects of Community-Driven Development in Afghanistan
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, Ruben Enikolopov - Routledge, 2017
This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Rachel M. Gisselquist - Routledge, 2017

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. It is free to read at www.tandfebooks.com and offered as a free PDF download from Taylor & Francis Group and selected open access locations. Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected...

Rachel M. Gisselquist - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas is a core component of peacebuilding. It includes support for the restoration of core government functions, delivery of basic services, the rule of law, and economic revitalization. Yet, while aid has been among the largest...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Assessing the Effects of Community-Driven Development in Afghanistan
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, Ruben Enikolopov - International Peacekeeping, 2015 - London, United Kingdom

Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for Peacebuilding

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Rachel M. Gisselquist - International Peacekeeping, 2015 - London, United Kingdom

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. Despite a wealth of research, however, significant...

Journal Article
– Comparative Lessons from Japan, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Jonathan Monten - The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States

Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The National Solidarity Programme (NSP) serves as a success story that has improved many Afghan lives and laid the groundwork for potential longer-term development. The NSP had a positive effect on access to drinking water and electricity, acceptance of democratic processes...

Blog
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

31 October 2013 Tony Addison October finds Angle in New York, for our event on ‘Fragility and Aid–What Works?’ at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN. Just before that we were in Copenhagen for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Challenges in Fragility and...

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UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Japan’s post-war liberalizing reforms were a success. This was partly due to the fact that US occupation preserved the strength of national institutions and made effective use of their capacity. Improvement in the scope of the state and the strength of Afghan...

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Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

30 October 2013 Roger Williamson The UNU-WIDER meeting held last week in New York on the topic of fragility and aid argued forcefully that you cannot ‘fix’ failed states as you would a broken window. Drawing on over 80 papers from the governance and fragility theme of the ReCom...

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Carl-Gustav Lindén - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

30 October 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén Despite many successful transitions towards peace and multiparty electoral systems there are still 47 fragile states and economies in the world according to the OECD. Around 1.5 billion people are affected by conflict and political instability. Most...

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– Assessing the Effects of Community-Driven Development in Afghanistan
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, Ruben Enikolopov - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper describes the results of an impact evaluation of the National Solidarity Programme, a community-driven development programme in Afghanistan that created democratic village councils and funded small-scale development projects. Using a randomized controlled trial across 500 villages, we...

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– a Review and Critique of Comparative Lessons
Jonathan Monten - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Since 2001 international attention has focused on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and specifically on the question of whether external intervention can assist weak or fragile states in successfully making the transition to stable democracies. Despite their differences, Iraq and Afghanistan...

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