Publication List

From comprehensive reports to discussion papers and briefs, OEF Research addresses the notion of peace through good governance by empirical research and analysis aimed at informing policymakers and inspiring change.
Criminal Court and Torture

Does the International Criminal Court Deter Torture?

Written by Lindsay Heger, Eamon Aloyo, Yvonne M. Dutton on March 8, 2013

Despite widespread commitment to the international human rights regime, human rights abuses persist and go unpunished. One prominent explanation for this phenomenon is that states are insincerely committing to treaties they perceive as having weak enforcement mechanisms.

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Banking System in Somalia

Somalia Banking: Transfers, Challenges and Opportunities

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor on January 5, 2013

This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities of the banking segment in Somalia. It reviews current systems for financial transfers and discusses the possibility of the introduction of a two-tier banking system.

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Terrorism and Political Violence

Organizing for Resistance: How Group Structure Impacts the Character of Violence

Written by Lindsay Heger, Danielle Jung, Wendy H. Wong on November 15, 2012

How does the way in which a group organizes change the lethality of the group's attacks? In this article, we argue that groups organized vertically as hierarchies are likely to conduct more lethal attacks.

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Wind Energy in Somalia

Wind Energy in Somalia

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor on October 5, 2012

Somalia’s difficult history has hampered the development of infrastructure that could support growth and improve lives. The energy sector has been particularly hard hit. This paper reviews the prospects of wind power generation in Somaliland are reviewed.

 

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Honey Production Somalia

A Market Analysis for Honey Production in Somalia

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor on October 5, 2012

This market analysis identifies factors influencing the profitability of the honey industry in Somalia, using a framework for analysis based on Michael Porter’s “five forces model” with the introduction of a sixth set of forces comprising complements that support the market segment.

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Failures in Somalia

Twenty Years of Collapse and Counting: The Cost of Failure in Somalia

Written by John Norris, Bronwyn Bruton on September 19, 2011

This paper explores the staggeringly high costs of the crises response rather than the crises prevention approach by looking at the case of Somalia. The research tries to determine, using a variety of official and unofficial sources and some educated guesswork, a reasonable estimate of the financial cost of Somali's conflict since 1991.

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Maritime Piracy

Maritime Piracy

Written by Roberta Spivak, Robert Haywood on August 19, 2011

Maritime Piracy is now a pressing global issue, and this work seeks to provide a concise and informative introduction to the area. Never truly having receded into a romanticized past, seaborne banditry’s rapid growth was stimulated by low risks and increasingly high rewards.

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