Violence & Peacebuilding

The social impact of political violence has been described as development in reverse, with no conflict-affected country achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Violent conflict imposes significant costs on the countries that experience it and the individuals who are victimized by it. It is, therefore, of paramount importance to understand the nature and drivers of these outcomes; how adversities can be overcome; and how violent manifestations of conflict can be avoided. ISDC studies how households experience conflict, how individuals respond to violence, and the performance of interventions designed to avoid conflict occurring in the first place, or designed to rebuild societies post-conflict. We pay particular attention to various types of political violence, ranging from perceived insecurity via riots, terrorism and uprisings to civil war and international war as well as genocide.

Related Projects

Financing the Implementation of Peace Agreements Financing Peace Processes Building Stability Between Host and Refugee Communities through TVET Programming Conflict Prevention through Youth Employment in Niger Peacebuilding Fund Impact Evaluation, Learning and Dissemination: Phase 1 (PeaceFIELD1) Gendered Dimensions of Protracted Forced Displacement in Sudan Gendered Dimensions of Forced Displacement in North-east Nigeria Addressing the challenges of the forcibly displaced and their host communities in the ESCWA region The Micro-level Analysis of the Impact of Violent Conflict on Lives and Livelihoods in the MENA Region Agricultural Transformation in Syria: Impact Evaluation of FAO’s Smallholder Support Program Inequality and Governance in Unstable Democracies: The Mediating Role of Trust Data Gap Analysis for Sustainable Development Goals 16 in Uganda Analyzing the Link Between Employment Programs and Social Stability – Phase II Rural Youth in the Context of Fragility and Conflict On the Return on Investment of Security Sector Assistance and Peacebuilding Assistance Analysis, Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ADMEL): Designing a Process for Learning from Employment for Stability Programming Analyzing the Link Between Employment Programs and Social Stability – Phase I Does Opportunity Reduce Instability? A Meta-Analysis of Skills and Employment Interventions in LMICs Crowdsourcing Conflict and Peace ‘Events’ in the Syrian Conflict Sowing and Harvesting Peace for Food Security

Related Publications

Ethnic inequality and forced displacement The Economic Burden of Violent Conflict The Double Burden of Female Protracted Displacement: Survey Evidence on Gendered Livelihoods in El Fasher, Darfur Analysing the Role of Employment Programmes in Building Peace and Stability A White Paper on Identifying Priority Variables on Households, Firms and Markets for Understanding Micro-Dynamics of Food Security in Insecure Situations Monitoring and Impact Analysis of the BMZ and EU-funded FAO Resilience Programme in Syria Supporting Emergency Needs, Early Recovery and Longer-term Resilience in Syria’s Agriculture Sector The Wisdom Of Seeking Crowd Wisdom. Reflections on the ethics of using crowdsourcing and crowdseeding to collect data in conflict zones Data Gap Analysis for SDG-16 In Uganda Conflict and development. Recent research advances and future agendas Can Jobs Programs Build Peace? The Cost of Talking Peace The Cost of Talking Peace: Financing peace negotiation and mediation processes What Works And What’s Next For Social Stability In Jordan? The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace in Kyrgyzstan Conflict and development: Recent research advances and future agendas Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement: Introduction to a Special Issue Rural Youth in the Context of Fragility and Conflict Can employment build peace? A pseudo-meta-analysis of employment programmes in Africa Micro-Foundations of Fragility: Concepts, Measurement and Application

Related Events

18th HiCN Annual Workshop 17th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network: Conflict, Migration, and Displacement HG4RR Webinar Series: Nutrition Income Generation Intervention, Uganda HG4RR Webinar – Session #3 15th Annual HiCN Workshop “New Methods in Empirical Conflict Research”

Related Experts

Quetzalli Martinez Mendoza Piero Ronzani Tatiana Orozco Garcia Paulina Rebolledo Asees Mohamed Shareef Anke Hoeffler Laura Peitz Rebecca Wolfe Lea Ellmanns Maren M. Michaelsen Sami Miaari Charles Martin-Shields Neil Ferguson Ghassan Baliki Tilman Brück

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