Security

Asking people what they think: Using perceptions data to monitor the post-2015 agenda

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Authors: Rodríguez Takeuchi,L. & Hine, S. with Chávez, C.
Publication date: 2015

The call for a ‘data revolution’ has spurred debate around the inclusion of new data and indicators to measure progress towards development goals. Indicators of perceptions – based on asking people what matters to them most and their opinions of change – could help to stimulate public debate and hold policy-makers accountable.

Aid and the Islamic State

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Author: Svoboda, E. & Redvers, L.
Publication date: 2014

The IRIN/HPG Crisis Brief is a new product designed for aid workers, policy makers and donors to address a gap in current analysis of humanitarian research and action.

This pilot examines the flows of international aid into parts of Iraq controlled by militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Ted Talk Fred Swaniker: The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it

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Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country.

In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.

Mediating Transition in Yemen: Achievements and Lessons

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Author: Zyck, S.A. 
Publication date: 2014

Yemen remains the only site of an Arab Spring uprising that ended in a negotiated agreement and an internationally supported transition process. 

This report explores how the UN proactively employed the good offices of the secretary-general to open an impartial space for dialogue where none had previously been considered possible

In Her Shoes toolkit

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In Her Shoes is a free toolkit, presenting an interactive activity that gives women and men the opportunity to ‘walk in the shoes’ of a woman who is experiencing violence. 

No special training or additional resources are needed to walk In Her Shoes! All you need is 3 hours, a large space for moving around, a facilitator, and the Toolkit. 

Agency and Citizenship in a Context of Gender-Based Violence

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Authors: Shahrokh, T. & Wheeler, J.
Publication date: 2014 (IDS Evidence Report no 73)

This pilot evaluation explores how citizenship and agency among social activists can be fostered in contexts of urban violence at the local level. The focus of this pilot is to understand how a sense of democratic citizenship and the ability to act on that citizenship at the local level can contribute to reducing different types of urban violence and promote security; and how becoming an activist against violence can contribute to constructing a sense of citizenship.

UN Global Compact: case studies of multistakeholder partnership. Policy dialogue on business in zones of conflict

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Author: edited by Virginia Haufler (for UN Global Compact)
Publication date: 2002

Members of the UN Global Compact Policy Dialogue on Business in Zones of Conflict participate in several partnerships that seek to reduce or prevent violent conflict, manage the effects of conflict, or rebuild a country previously suffering from civil conflict.

Multi-stakeholder processes, service delivery and state institutions: Experiences from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories

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Author: Working Group on Multi-Stakholder Processes, Service Delivery and State Institutions
Publication date: 2011

To foster research in fragile states, the Working Group on Multi-Stakholder Processes, Service Delivery and State Institutions was initiated in The Netherlands to respond to the need for more evidence on how cooperation between public and civil society actors and institutional legitimacy can improve service delivery and thereby contribute to the legitimacy and effectiveness of state institutions.