Resources

Liberia–Côte d’Ivoire Border Situation: June 2013

Jun 2013
Situation report and policy recommendations by Janet Adama Mohammed, West Africa Programme Director, based on visits; focusing on cross-border relations and governance issues.

From conflict analysis to peacebuilding impact: Lessons from the People's Peacemaking Perspectives project

Mar 2012

Funded by the European Commission, the People’s Peacemaking Perspectives (PPP) project was an 18-month joint initiative between Conciliation Resources and Saferworld.

At the culmination of the project a 38-page report and a 4-page executive summary highlighted the key lessons from this in-depth participatory research.

People’s perspectives on instability in West Africa: Case study report

Mar 2012
A case study report focusing on the peacebuilding perspectives of people living in the Mano River Union (Libera, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire), Nigeria (Plateau and Niger Delta States) and Casamance (Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia).

People's peacemaking perspectives: Afrique de l'Ouest - Synthèse

Mar 2012
À L’Afrique de l’ouest, les conflits ont souvent un impact sous-régional, ou se dispersent à des pays voisins. Cette synthèse vise à informer l’analyse et la programmation de l’Union Européen (UE), en présentant les points de vue des populations locaux et leurs représentatives aux niveaux locale et nationale, à propos des défis clés auxquelles les pays de la région font face.

People's peacemaking perspectives: West Africa: Policy brief

Feb 2012
In West Africa, conflicts have often had a sub-regional impact or spilled over to neighbouring countries through ethnic relations, allegiances and economic interests across borders, movements of fighters between conflicts, or the mass influx of refugees fleeing violence. Findings and recommendations in this brief aim to inform the EU's analysis and programming by presenting the reflections of local people and their state and non-state representatives on some of the key challenges facing countries in the region.

Standing united for peace: The EU in coordinated third-party support to peace processes

Dec 2010
How can the European Union best use its unique position to help end armed conflicts? Canan Gündüz of International Alert and Kristian Herbolzheimer of Conciliation Resources explain in this report.

Crossing boundaries: Sub-regional conference on civil society and security sector cooperation: Summary report with statement of recommendations

May 2008
Security policymakers and community representatives from the Mano River Union made joint recommendations for improving cooperation at a conference in Sierra Leone. This report by Conciliation Resources summarises the discussions.

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking

Feb 2008
Faced with the problem of how to respond to the challenges of intra-state armed conflict, international policymakers often turn to incentives, sanctions and conditionality in the hope that these tools can alter the conflict dynamics and influence the protagonists' behaviour. Drawing on case studies from around the world, Accord issue 19 suggests that while these instruments have in some cases helped tip the balance towards settlement, in many others they been ineffective, incoherent or subsumed into the dynamics of the conflict.

International interventions in Côte d'Ivoire: In search of a point of leverage

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking
Feb 2008
Mike McGovern argues that the threat of international prosecution or the use of UN sanctions have achieved a certain success in limiting the damage of the war Côte d'Ivoire, but attempts to engineer a political solution via a series of peace accords and coercive Security Council resolutions have largely failed.

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