In an increasingly networked and digital world in which millions of transactions are recorded daily, the potential of data tampering in centralized ledgers that are the primary depository of these records can not be overemphasized. To partially confront this challenge, distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain are growing in global use. This fact sheet builds on this narrative and suggests ways in which block chain can be particularly useful to enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states.
The fact sheet illustrates - through tangible examples - how blockchain can help fragile and conflict-affected states overcome their lack of 20th century legacy systems and leapfrog into the 21st century. These examples are in the following areas:
Business development services
Wildlife, forest and natural resource management
Disaster response, environmental protection, and conservation
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
Written byConor Seyle, David Cortright, Kristen Wallon April 26, 2013
This white paper offers a synthetic review of empirical evidence on the elements of state governance that affect interstate and intrastate armed conflict. In the first part of the paper we examine state capacity and institutional quality.
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.
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
OEF Research examines how blockchain can be particularly useful to enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states, helping them overcome their lack of 20th century legacy systems and allowing them to leapfrog into the 21st century.