News & Events

April 22, 2017

What Does the State of Global Democracy Mean for Africa?

African Security

In 2016,  not a single region in the world registered improvement by The Economists Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index. Researcher John Filitz asks what this seeming retreat of democracy means for Africa, in... more

Private sector valuable partner in fragile states

April 10, 2017

Private Sector is a Valuable but Often Overlooked Partner in Stabilizing Fragile States, Report Finds

Business & Governance

BROOMFIELD, Colo.— In a world in which the unpredictability and insecurity of fragile states have become the norm, a new report by OEF Research, a program of the One Earth Future (OEF) Foundation, an NGO focused on building peace by supporting local governance, provides a rare look at how the private sector conducts its... more

March Election Mark Rutte

April 05, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: April 2017 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

This spring all eyes are on elections in EU-member and EU-candidate states.  In the Netherlands, incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte narrowly defeated Geert Wilders in a parliamentary election. 

April 03, 2017

The Power of Business in Fragile States: Report Launch

Business & Governance

On April 11, Research Associate Victor Odundo Owuor presented his work on businesses in fragile states at the Center for International Private Enterprise.

March 16, 2017

Curtis Bell Presents Forecasting Research at the United Nations

Conflict Trends & Forecasting, CoupCast

Dr. Curtis Bell presented the work being done by the OEF Research forecasting project at the United Nations on Wednesday March 7. The talk was hosted by the UN Department of Political Affairs and included attendees from several UN departments, including the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia. Dr.

March 16, 2017

Global and Regional Nuclear Orders in a Moment of Geopolitical Uncertainty

Global Governance Discussion Series

This discussion was an exchange of ideas among those who embrace the upcoming negotiations as a global effort to delegitimize nuclear weapons and others who see such talks as a distraction from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Expert speakers brought to the UN timely insights and analyses about global nuclear policy challenges as well as an update on US policy debates... more

March 06, 2017

OEF Research Associate Named Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist

Business & Governance

The head of OEF Research's Business & Governance track, Dr. Victor Odundo Owuor, has earned the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation.

Somali Elections

March 01, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: March 2017 Update

Conflict Trends & Forecasting, REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders, Good Governance, Political Conflict

After a quiet January, international elections are starting to ramp up around the world. This month, Somalia held its most extensive democratic election in the country’s history.

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