World Disasters Report 2010 – Focus on Urban Risk

Published by The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The signs of our vulnerability to urban risk are everywhere.

An earthquake can bring hospitals, schools and homes tumbling down with unspeakably tragic consequences. A volcano can throw city airports into chaos. Flood waters can turn well-kept streets into detritus-strewn canals. The . . . → Read More: World Disasters Report 2010 – Focus on Urban Risk

African Institutions in a Changing Regional and Global Security Environment

The fifteenth annual IPI New York Seminar took place at the Thayer Hotel at West Point on the campus of the United States Military Academy on April 28-30, 2010. The seminar explored the evolving relationship between the United Nations and African institutions, including the African Union and subregional organizations, in developing a new peace . . . → Read More: African Institutions in a Changing Regional and Global Security Environment

Supporting the Economic Dimensions of Peace Processes

The report “Supporting the Economic Dimensions of Peace Processes” from International Alert’s Strengthening the Economic Dimensions of Peacebuilding practice note series presents the possible impacts of political peace processes on post-conflict economic recovery and implications for economic development planning during these transition periods. Peace processes are a development concern because they often set out . . . → Read More: Supporting the Economic Dimensions of Peace Processes

Socio-Economic Reintegration of Ex-Combatants

The report “Socio-Economic Reintegration of Ex-Combatants” from International Alert’s Strengthening the Economic Dimensions of Peacebuilding practice note series explains what economic development planners and practitioners can do to support the socio- economic reintegration of former combatants. It will assist you in your efforts to mobilise economic actors to play a constructive role in reintegration . . . → Read More: Socio-Economic Reintegration of Ex-Combatants

Scenario Development for Food Security Early Warning

Food security early warning requires the estimation of future food security outcomes many months in advance. However, definitively predicting the future is almost impossible given the complex web of factors which will shape food security during the period ahead. Given that early warning is the primary mandate of the FEWS NET project, how then . . . → Read More: Scenario Development for Food Security Early Warning

Working with the Grain to Change the Grain: Moving beyond the Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not be achieved by 2015. Progress is especially slow in fragile contexts, where institutions are weak and there is a risk of violent conflict. But a closer examination shows that the MDGs are inadequate measures of development progress, and as such they represent an international development paradigm that . . . → Read More: Working with the Grain to Change the Grain: Moving beyond the Millennium Development Goals