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Conflict, Security, and Violence team

We contribute towards building stable and peaceful societies by supporting decision makers to design, implement, and learn from their development and humanitarian activities in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

We support governments, donors, multilateral institutions, and the private sector to navigate this complexity effectively. We combine research and analysis with technical services across the policy cycle, including organisational capacity building, project design and management, and monitoring and evaluation.

We build on the most recent academic and applied research to provide critical insights into common myths about the relationship between fragility, conflict, and development. We emphasise generating fresh evidence to develop policy solutions tailored to the local context.

Our experts has worked on conflict, security, and violence issues in over twenty countries across Africa and Asia. Our staff are based around the world, working with specialists from other sectoral teams, such as economic policy, health, and poverty, monitoring and evaluation, and research methods.

    Delivering impactful results

    We evaluated the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the Somalia Stability Fund funded by DFID, the EU, and other donors. We reviewed existing documentation and collected data in conflict-affected contexts to identify policy recommendations for phase two of the programme.

    We have embedded conflict-sensitivity principles at the heart of three of our large technical assistance programmes seeking to improve the governance of oil, gas, and mining sectors in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. This has included conflict analysis, staff training, review of intervention designs, and integration into monitoring, evaluation, and learning cycles.

    We assessed the demand for, access to, and supply of primary education in areas newly-liberated from Boko Haram in Borno State, Nigeria, to identify a window of opportunity for improving primary school attendance and provide concrete policy recommendations.

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