When developed and developing countries committed themselves to the 2005 Paris Declaration principles for achieving more effective aid, they agreed not only to a set of principles, but also to meeting a set of measurable targets by 2010.
Conservative estimates indicate that at least 740 000 men, women, youth and children die each year as a result of armed violence, most of them in low- and medium-income settings. The majority of these deaths occur in situations other than war, though armed conflicts continue to generate a high incidence of casualties. Approaches to preventing and reducing these deaths and related suffering are becoming increasingly important on the international agenda. In spite of the global preoccupation with the costs and consequences of armed violence, comparatively little evidence exists about how to stem its risks and effects. Virtually no information is available on Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention interventions, much less their effectiveness.
This publication aims to fill this gap. It seeks to generate more understanding of what works and what does not, to stimulate further evaluation and to contribute to more effective and efficient policies and programmes.
A large-scale mapping of Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention activities around the world form the basis of analysis, focusing primarily on programming trends in six countries – Brazil, Burundi, Colombia, Liberia, South Africa and Timor-Leste. These countries represent the very different programming contexts – from high rates of urban criminal violence to protracted post-conflict insecurity – in which development practitioners are currently engaged.
While offering new data and analysis, this assessment builds directly on the 2009 publication Armed Violence Reduction: Enabling Development.
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The second survey of the Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations provides evidence of the quality of international engagement in 13 countries. This chapter was drafted on the basis of a consultation held in Juba and complementary interviews.
This webpage provides an overview of the network's ongoing effort to strengthen learning and accountability of public sector governance programmes.
The United States is the world’s largest development and humanitarian donor by far. Its recent renewed ambition of global leadership on development is supported by new strategic orientations and ways to deliver development co-operation
This review assesses the Ukraine's ability to comply with the principles of liberalisation, transparency and non-discrimination and to bring its investment policy closer to recognised international standards.
The United States is the world’s largest development and humanitarian donor by far. Its recent renewed ambition of global leadership on development is supported by new strategic orientations and ways to deliver development co-operation.
This report examines the key policies that would increase competitiveness in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus region through developing human capital, improving access to finance for SMEs and creating more and better investment opportunities.
This quick guide for humanitarian policy makers and practitioners distils key findings and emerging lessons from a selection of available evaluations of the response to Haiti’s earthquake in January 2010.
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ASEAN economies show resilience in growth in the second quarter of 2011 according to the latest Asian Business Cycle Indicators (ABCIs). Malaysia and Thailand show upward movement in business cycles. Some signs of slowing appeared in China and India.