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Ideas and inspiration for when things fall apart.

Online forum: Public engagement in fragile and conflict-affected settings

There’s a huge amount of interest in “inclusive” approaches in fragile and conflict-affected settings, but not many practical examples. What’s feasible in tough environments? And where can we find some good practice? […]

5th March, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Wiki launch: Urban migration in fragile states

For decades, forced displacement has been a key performance indicator for humanitarian agencies. The numbers drive fundraising, fuel political battles, and underpin strategy.

And yet — fragile states are not defined solely by violence. They are […]

7th December, 2016|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Open-source thinking for fragile states

Software companies do it. So do mathematicians, astronomers and physicists. Even social services bureaucrats are now embracing ‘policy hackathons’ in a range of countries around the world.

All this springs from the recognition that open-source evolves much more rapidly, taps a much wider […]

8th November, 2016|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Seedlings in stony soil: On program experiments in high-risk situations

Little by little, it’s becoming more acceptable in the peacebuilding world to admit that we don’t have the answers.

People now talk regularly about “demand-driven” and “people-centred” approaches. Successive high-level reviews have insisted that success […]

6th October, 2016|Categories: Long-form|Tags: , |

Conference: Conflict and economic development in South Asia

From 26-27 September OP Jindal Global University, just outside of New Delhi, hosted discussions on the intersection of security, economics and service delivery.

The focus areas included Manipur, Assam, Kashmir, and Afghanistan. […]

27th September, 2016|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |
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