Business & Governance

OEF Research recognizes that business activities, both legal and illicit, can play a role in the success or failure of governance structures and sustainable peace. OEF Research examines how illicit financial flows, pursuit of conflict resources, and other illegal conduct can hinder development progress, and how strong, lawful business sectors can bolster economic growth and provide legitimate employment opportunities.

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Business can support Responsibility to Protect

How Business Can Support the Responsibility to Protect

Written by Conor Seyle on November 29, 2016

A major contribution to the prevention and cessation of mass atrocities was the development of the “Responsibility to Protect” as a formal commitment by United Nations member states.

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The Kenyan private sector's role in mass atrocity prevention, cessation, and recovery

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor, Patrick Obath on November 4, 2016

There are numerous examples of ways in which the business sector has been and continues to be involved in activities that lead to mass atrocity crimes.

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Business and R2P

The Role of Business in the Responsibility to Protect

Written by Conor Seyle, John J. Forrer on November 4, 2016

In 2005 the member states of the UN committed to preventing and stopping the mass atrocity crimes of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity.  This commitment was formally called the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P), and

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Renewable Energy in Somalia

Powering Progress II: The Potential of Renewable Energy in Somaliland, Puntland, and South Central Somalia

Written by Kelsey Coolidge, David Poplack on May 9, 2016

This report provides a common operating picture based on diverse information collected from renewable energy experts, development actors, donors, and Somali businesspeople in the traditional and emerging renewable energy market.

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Mining and Social Impact Investments

Community Agreements and Mining: A New Frontier for Social Impact Investments

M Cecilia G Dalupan Written by M Cecilia G Dalupan on December 23, 2015

One Earth Future Foundation and RTC Impact Fund developed this study to explore the role that an impact investment fund may have in the negotiation of mining-related community agreements.

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Business Ecosystem in Somalia

Building a Business Ecosystem in Somalia | The Case for Business Associations

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor on March 4, 2015

Business associations can be an effective tool for facilitating good governance, but are an often incorrectly understood concept even by individuals close to the institutions.  This paper introduces the potential benefit in the formation of business

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Renewable Energy In Somalia

Powering Progress: The Potential Of Renewable Energy In Somalia

Jami Nelson Nuñez Written by Jami Nelson Nuñez on March 4, 2015

This report describes the evolving landscape of energy in the country and outlines the burden of limited electricity services and extremely high tariffs on households, businesses, and the environment.

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Private Sector and Business role in atrocity crimes

The Role of Business in the Responsibility to Protect

One Earth Future Written by One Earth Future on December 19, 2014

This policy brief is based on “The Role of Business in the Responsibility to Protect,” a chapter which appeared in The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar: Legitimacy and Operationalization.

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