Addressing and mitigating violence
Repeated violence and high levels of organised violent crime, often linked to political activities, characterise many development contexts. Yet their repercussions for the security and rights of the poor as well as their economic wellbeing are poorly understood. This programme will generate practical policy options for states and citizens so they can better address and mitigate violence in both rural and urban settings.
Led by Jeremy Lind, policy analysis under this theme focuses on ‘newer’ forms of violence and organised crime as well as the changing dynamics of long-standing situations of violence. Through policy analysis of actors and governance at multiple levels, the programme aims to better understand the contributions and possibilities for convergence between state and non-state stakeholder efforts in different policy spaces.
Specifically, the programme makes practical contributions in the following inter-related fields: strengthening core state functions and citizen agencies to mitigate and prevent violence, widening access to economic opportunities, services and livelihoods in violent contexts, and crafting workable strategies and interventions to reduce cross border spillovers in violent and fragile contexts.
The programme provides practical guidance on how to promote economic opportunities and interventions that support more effective governance and improved access to livelihoods. It will also assist in crafting workable strategies and interventions to reduce cross border spillovers in violent and fragile contexts.
For knowledge resources on topics such as identity politics and conflict, religion and extremism, and transnational actors and flows, visit www.ids.ac.uk/violence where you can access for free all ouputs from the programme.
- Research Officer
- Research Administrator
- Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Co-Leader
- Research Fellow
- Research Fellow
- Cluster Leader and Research Fellow
- Research Fellow
Improving access to livelihoods, jobs and basic services in violent contexts
Expanding access to work and services, such as public utilities and safe and reliable transportation, are important elements of any approach to strengthen security in poor urban neighbourhoods. More details
Strengthening core state functions to mitigate and prevent different manifestations of violence
In the context of exploring the dynamics and logics of violence and responses to it by the state and the international community, Nigeria and Sierra Leone make interesting case studies. These case studies are part of the Addressing and Mitigating Violence programme, which focuses on 'newer' forms of violence and organised crime as well as the changing dynamics of long-standing situations of violence More details
What can conflict people learn from the governance debate (and vice versa)?18 Nov 2015
By Duncan Green
Improving lives and reducing violence through provision of services13 Feb 2015
By Julia Hamaus
A year after Westgate: what has Kenya learned?19 Sep 2014
By Jeremy Lind, Patrick Mutahi
Kenya’s political divisions laid bare by spiraling attacks15 Jul 2014
By Jeremy Lind
Kenya’s security crisis worsens after Mpeketoni attacks25 Jun 2014
By Patrick Mutahi
Bold African drug policy proposal should be taken up and taken further18 Jun 2014
By Markus Schultze-Kraft
Making the Urban Poor Safer - Lessons from Nairobi and Mumbai23 Jan 2014
By Jean-Pierre Tranchant