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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Key Contributors

Victor Odundo Owuor
Senior Research Associate
Andrew Mack
Fellow
Researcher Dianna Almanza
Dianna E. Almanza
Research Assistant

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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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Wind Energy in Somalia

Wind Energy in Somalia

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor on October 5, 2012

Somalia’s difficult history has hampered the development of infrastructure that could support growth and improve lives. The energy sector has been particularly hard hit.

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Honey Production Somalia

A Market Analysis for Honey Production in Somalia

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor on October 5, 2012

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

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