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.
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Unpacking Social Media Use in Stabilization Efforts

Written by Dianna E. Almanza, Victor Odundo Owuor on July 1, 2019

The growing discomfort with how large social media platforms can be a tool for fueling real-world violence and empowering autocratic behavior often masks an equally important narrative: social media can be a source of good, especially in fragile states.

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2019 Report on Risk of Coup

Annual Risk of Coup Report - 2019

Written by Matthew Frank, Jay Benson, Clayton Besaw, Jonathan Powell on April 26, 2019

The goals of this first ever Annual Risk of Coup Report are two-fold. First, it provides an in-depth global and regional look at the likelihood of coup events for 2019 based on a combination of quantitative forecasting and qualitative analysis of specific coup-prone states.

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Recent Trends in Civil War Dynamics

Reassessing Rebellion

Written by Jay Benson, Eric Keels, Joshua Lambert on March 15, 2019

Though historically the number of armed conflicts has been declining, there has been a recent surge in ongoing civil wars. Intrastate armed conflicts therefore represent a persistent and dangerous threat to global stability. Breaking from past studies, our report examines recent trends in civil war dynamics.

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A Story of Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia

Peace is Ours: A Story of Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia

Written by Alexandra Amling, Timothy Schommer, Illustrator: Chloé Dolic on March 6, 2019

Peace is Ours is the story of a young couple, Ximena and Jair, who attempt to build their lives in the shadow of the Colombian peace process in 2016.

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gender and reintegration in colombia

The Missing Peace: Gender Considerations in Colombia's Reintegration Efforts

Written by Alexandra Amling on March 5, 2019

Gender perspectives are understood as the differences in needs and challenges of men, women, boys, and girls which are based on the social construction of gender roles and norms.

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Implications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Fragile States

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Implications for Fragile States

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor, Sierra Method on February 22, 2019

The fact-sheet is a continuation of the OEFR Business & Governance project’s series on disruptive technologies and fragile states. The global market for unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” has grown rapidly in last few years.

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Policy Brief: Diaspora’s Investment in Fragile and Conflict Impacted Economies

Written by Jay Benson, Victor Odundo Owuor on February 12, 2019

Fragile and conflict impacted states often suffer from a severe lack of investment capital for private sector development. Diaspora investors have the potential to play a critical role as frontier investors, providing much needed capital for economic growth and development.

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Investing from Abroad

Written by Jay Benson, Victor Odundo Owuor on February 11, 2019

Fragile and conflict impacted states often suffer from a severe lack of investment capital for private sector development. Diaspora investors have the potential to play a critical role as frontier investors, providing much needed capital for economic growth and development.

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