Category Archive: RVI

Stabilization, Extraversion and Political Settlements in Somalia

‘It’s not all about the land’: Land disputes and conflict in eastern Congo

‘It’s not all about the land’: Land disputes and conflict in eastern Congo Citation: Download briefing paper Policy points: • There is a need for better donor coordination and more coherent land governance interventions which should be integrated into larger state-building efforts. Note: This briefing paper is part of the outputs from PSRP’s work in […]

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Women, Conflict and Public Authority in the Congo

Women, Conflict and Public Authority in the Congo Citation:  Download briefing paper. Key points: • Congolese women are involved in the exercise of local public authority and thus not entirely absent from political arena. • Women’s organisations do not have unequivocal positive effects on peace and stability and women’s inclusion alone does not guarantee transformation […]

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The impact of war on Somali men and its effects on the family, women and children

The impact of war on Somali men and its effects on on the family, women and children Citation:  Download briefing paper. Policy points: • Interventions for women and children should consider the well-being of the family as a whole. • A positive engagement with the issues confronting Somali men should be part of any attempt […]

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Recycling Rebels? Demobilization in the Congo

Recycling Rebels? Demobilization in the Congo Citation: Download briefing paper Policy points: • Political roots of armed mobilization remain largely unaddressed casting doubt over whether the third major national disarmament , demobilization and reintegration programme (DDR III) can be successful. • DDR III needs to be more closely coordinated with the wider political and security […]

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The Ebb and Flow of Stabilization in the Congo

The Ebb and Flow of Stabilization in the Congo Citation:  Download briefing paper Policy points: • The revised International Security and Stabilization Support Strategy (I4S) is not being engaged with by the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). • It is time for partners and the MONUSCO to engage with and embrace I4S. Paper […]

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We Have Lived Too Long To Be Deceived: South Sudanese Discuss the Lessons of Historic Peace Agreements

We Have Lived Too Long To Be Deceived: South Sudanese Discuss the Lessons of Historic Peace Agreements Citation:  Download report. Summary: This publication is based on papers presented over three evenings of lectures at Juba University and transcripts of the discussions that ensued. The lectures attracted an audience of several hundred students and members of […]

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A Microcosm of Militarization: Conflict, Governance, and Armed Mobilization in Uvira, South Kivu

A Microcosm of Militarization: Conflict, Governance, and Armed Mobilization in Uvira, South Kivu Citation:  Download the report. Policy points: • To sustainably demilitarize Uvira, it is necessary to defuse conflicts related to customary authority, weaken armed groups and their civilian support networks, and improve security management and regulation of local defence forces. • It is […]

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Stabilization, Extraversions and Political Settlements in Somalia

Stabilization, Extraversions and Political Settlements in Somalia Citation:  Download report Policy points: • Statebuilding policies and programmes should consider changing their incentive structures, for example, instead of rewarding elite promises, aid could be given to actors, institutions and processes with a proven track record of creating social contracts and public goods. • Formal and informal […]

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Contesting Authority: Armed Rebellion and Military Fragmentation in Walikale and Kalehe, North and South Kivu

Contesting Authority: Armed Rebellion and Military Fragmentation in Walikale and Kalehe, North and South Kivu Citation: Download report. Policy points: • It is essential to address the civilian support networks of armed groups. • It is also important to deal with the structural causes of militarization and to promote transparent and accountable state institutions. • […]

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