Journal Special Issue
Development Assistance for Peacebuilding

Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas can be a core component of peacebuilding, providing support for the restoration of government functions, delivery of basic services, the rule of law and economic revitalization. Despite a wealth of research, however, significant gaps remain in our knowledge about what has worked, why and the transferability and scalability of findings. The project presented in this special issue offers new research on ‘successful' projects and programmes in diverse domains and contexts in an effort to address these gaps.

Table of contents
  1. 1. Good Aid in Hard Places: Learning from ‘Successful’ Interventions in Fragile Situations
    Rachel M. Gisselquist
  2. 2. The National Solidarity Programme: Assessing the Effects of Community-Driven Development in Afghanistan
    Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia and Ruben Enikolopov
    More Working Paper | The National Solidarity Programme
    More Research Brief | Lessons from the National Solidarity Programme in Afghanistan
  3. 3. The Yemen Social Fund for Development: An Effective Community-Based Approach amid Political Instability
    Lamis Al-Iryani, Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet
    More Working Paper | Delivering Good Aid in Hard Places
  4. 4. Substantial but Uneven Achievement: Selected Success When Stars Align. Public Financial Management Reforms in Sierra Leone
    Heidi Tavakoli, Ismaila Cessay and Winston Cole
    More Working Paper | Success When Stars Align
    More Research Brief | Successes and Challenges of Public Financial Management in Sierra Leone
  5. 5. ‘Embedded’ Assistance: Finn Church Aid's Secondment in Somalia
    Rauli S. Lepistö, Rachel M. Gisselquist and Jussi Ojala
    More Working Paper | ‘Embedded’ Assistance
  6. 6. Liberia's Gender-Sensitive Police Reform: Improving Representation and Responsiveness in a Post-Conflict Setting
    Laura M. Bacon
    More Working Paper | Liberia’s Gender-Sensitive Police Reform
  7. 7. Impact Assessment of the Facilitadores Judiciales Programme in Nicaragua
    Martin Gramatikov, Maurits Barendrecht, Margot Kokke, Robert Porter, Morly Frishman and Andrea Morales
    More Working Paper | Impact Assessment of the Facilitadores Judiciales Programme in Nicaragua
  8. 8. Education from the Bottom Up: UNICEF's Education Programme in Somalia
    James Williams and William K. Cummings
    More Working Paper | Education from the Bottom Up
  9. 9. The World Bank's Health Projects in Timor-Leste: The Political Economy of Effective Aid
    Andrew Rosser and Sharna Bremner
    More Working Paper | The World Bank’s Health Projects in Timor-Leste
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