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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Lars Waldorf - Journal of Development Studies, 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

James D. Fearon, Macartan Humphreys - Oxford University Press, 2018
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James D. Fearon, Macartan Humphreys - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine a public goods game in 83 communities in northern Liberia. Women contributed substantially more to a small-scale development project when playing with other women than in mixed-gender groups, where they contributed at about the same levels as men. We try to explain this composition...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Improving Representation and Responsiveness in a Post-Conflict Setting
Laura M. Bacon - Routledge, 2017
This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Rachel M. Gisselquist - Routledge, 2017

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. It is free to read at www.tandfebooks.com and offered as a free PDF download from Taylor & Francis Group and selected open access locations. Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Nana Mensah Abrampah, Maggie Montgomery, April Baller, Francis Ndivo, Alex Gasasira, Catherine Cooper, Ruben Frescas, Bruce Gordon, Shamsuzzoha Babar Syed - Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Problem The lack of proper water and sanitation infrastructures and poor hygiene practices in health-care facilities reduces facilities’ preparedness and response to disease outbreaks and decreases the communities’ trust in the health services provided. Approach To improve...

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Lisa M. Knowlton, Paulin Banguti, Smita Chackungal, Traychit Chanthasiri, Tiffany E. Chao, Bernice Dahn, Milliard Derbew, Debashish Dhar, Micaela M. Esquivel, Faye Evans, Simon Hendel, Drake G. LeBrun, Michelle Notrica, Iracema Saavedra-Pozo, Ross Shockley, Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, Boualy Vannavong, Kelly A. McQueen, David A. Spain, Thomas G. Weiser - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Methods: In 2010–2014, we used a situational analysis tool to collect data at district and regional hospitals in Bangladesh (n = 14), the Plurinational State of Bolivia (n = 18), Ethiopia (n = 19), Guatemala (n = 20), the Lao People...

Katrina Jurva - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Improving the position of women continues to be an important concern in development. As we strive to make better living standards possible for people of all walks of life, we need to identify and meaningfully address problems faced by individuals and groups.  The unfortunate truth is...

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Lars Waldorf - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This article explores whether legal empowerment can address horizontal inequalities in post-conflict settings, and if so, how. It argues that legal empowerment has modest potential to reduce these inequalities but that there are risks of strengthening group identities, reducing social cohesion...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Improving Representation and Responsiveness in a Post-Conflict Setting
Laura M. Bacon - International Peacekeeping, 2015 - London, United Kingdom

Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for Peacebuilding

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Rachel M. Gisselquist - International Peacekeeping, 2015 - London, United Kingdom

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...

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Ato Kwamena Onoma - The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States

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Ato Kwamena Onoma - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Why are some countries more successful at carrying out post-conflict reconstruction programmes than others? Why has Sierra Leone been more successful in the reform of its armed forces than Liberia has after the end of the Mano River Basin wars? This paper argues that the diverging outcomes are...

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Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

31 October 2013 Tony Addison October finds Angle in New York, for our event on ‘Fragility and Aid–What Works?’ at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN. Just before that we were in Copenhagen for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Challenges in Fragility and...

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Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

30 October 2013 Roger Williamson The UNU-WIDER meeting held last week in New York on the topic of fragility and aid argued forcefully that you cannot ‘fix’ failed states as you would a broken window. Drawing on over 80 papers from the governance and fragility theme of the ReCom...

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– Starting from Scratch? Improving Representation and Responsiveness
Laura M. Bacon - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

After its 14-year civil war, Liberia worked with multiple donors and partners to restore security. This paper explores the Liberia National Police’s innovative efforts to create a more gender-sensitive police service and describes the international and domestic support it received in doing so...

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