11 Oct 2017

Curbing Violence

Development, Application, and the Sustaining of National Capacities for Conflict Prevention

Contributing to the new World Bank’s Flagship Study "Pathways for Peace. Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict", this research study sheds light on and draws lessons from cases wherein specific national and related sub-national capacities for the prevention of violent political and social conflict were developed and applied by key domestic actors in internally-led processes of conflict prevention. In doing so, the research has focused on countries where complementary external support was provided through NGOs or by governments primarily under the development assistance umbrella. Hence, insights and recommendations from this research may also feed back into the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention.


Hans-Joachim Giessmann, Janel B. Galvanek, Christine Seifert


The World Bank / United Nations Flagship study "Pathways for Peace. Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict" is available here.

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