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.
Businesses: An Underappreciated Resource for Reducing Fragility
How Business Contributes to Stability in Fragile States: Panel Discussion
Private Sector is a Valuable but Often Overlooked Partner in Stabilizing Fragile States, Report Finds
OEF Research Associate Named Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
Research Associate Proposes African Cities Governance Award
Firm Behavior in Fragile States: The Cases of Somaliland, South Sudan, and Eastern Democratic Republic of CongoWritten by Victor Odundo Owuor on March 29, 2017
This report, based on field research, documents which features of business work in fragile areas and how businesses operate in regard to strategy, contract enforcement, and other aspects of firm behavior.
How Business Can Support the Responsibility to ProtectWritten 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.
The Kenyan private sector's role in mass atrocity prevention, cessation, and recoveryWritten 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.
The Role of Business in the Responsibility to ProtectWritten 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
Powering Progress II: The Potential of Renewable Energy in Somaliland, Puntland, and South Central SomaliaWritten 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.
Community Agreements and Mining: A New Frontier for Social Impact InvestmentsM 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.
Building a Business Ecosystem in Somalia | The Case for Business AssociationsWritten 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
Powering Progress: The Potential Of Renewable Energy In SomaliaJami 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.