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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Lindsay Heger
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Victor Odundo Owuor
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Peace Scientist Andrew Mack
Andrew Mack
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Andrew Hart
Andrew Hart
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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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Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Brief

Policy Brief: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Responsibility to Protect

One Earth Future Written by One Earth Future on August 27, 2014

An OEF Research report authored by Ken Scott and Laura Rhodes reviewed international and national legal systems, laws, and practices regarding applicable norms and corporate responsibilities related to human rights abuses, and more specifically, mass

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FDI and Stability Somalia

Investing in Stability: The Case for Somalia

One Earth Future Written by One Earth Future on August 21, 2014

Research by Victor Odundo Owuor published as “Investing in Stability: The Case for Somalia” in the Business, Peace and Susta

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Re Balancing the G-20

Re-Balancing the G-20 From Efficiency to Legitimacy

One Earth Future Written by One Earth Future on July 7, 2014

Research by Professors Andrew F.

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Private Sector Peacebuilding Kenya

The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in Peacebuilding

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor, Scott Wiser on June 10, 2014

A comprehensive review of the range of activities undertaken by the private sector before, during, and immediately after the 2013 elections is the subject of a research report by Victor Owuor and Scott Wisor.This policy brief discusses key

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The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in Peacebuilding: The Case of the 2013 Election Cycle

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor, Scott Wisor on June 9, 2014

Following the disputed presidential election results in 2007- 08, widespread violence engulfed Kenya, killing over one thousand people and displacing hundreds of thousands. One in three Kenyans were directly affected by the violence.

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Business Participation in the Responsibility to Protect

Business Participation in the Responsibility to Protect

Written by Conor Seyle on April 26, 2013

Past research on business engagement with human rights, peace, and security has identified specific reasons why national and transnational companies may be interested in participating, as well as how they have contributed to protecting human rights

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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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