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What the Global Fragility Act Could Mean for Development Investments

Elisabeth Dallas | Brittany Patterson
August 6, 2019
2 Minute Read
If passed, the Global Fragility Act (GFA) could change the way conflict prevention and stabilization is approached by the sector. Elisabeth Dallas and Brittany Patterson provide five recommendations on how to operationalize the GFA.
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Stop, Look, and Listen! Preventing Recruitment of Youth into Illicit Activities in Southern Colombia

Cameron Berkuti | Christina Schultz | Diana Acuña | Juan Pablo Castaño | ​Kelly Brooks | Susan Kemp
April 18, 2019
2 Minute Read
As development practitioners, we tend to rush in with solutions to deal with complex problems. But, acknowledging problem complexity means we need to step back and give ourselves room to figure out how to achieve sustainable impact.

How to Design Social and Behavior Change Communications for Countering Violent Extremism: A Multi-Sectoral Approach

Jenna Karp | Katy Gorentz
December 26, 2018
2 Minute Read
Case studies show that social and behavior change communications (SBCC) works across sectors. Building on this evidence, SBCC offers a promising solution for countering violent extremism.

Determining the ‘How’ with Stabilization

Elisabeth Dallas | Aminata Seck
November 20, 2018
1 Minute Read
Elisabeth Dallas and Aminata Seck argue there are four best practices that can help guide effective stabilization efforts.

Increasing Resiliency in the Face of Disaster: Four Best Practices

Giuliana Canessa Walker
September 20, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can implementing partners and international NGOs help countries establish a solid foundation to prepare for, respond to, and rebuild after disasters? When it comes to increasing resilience, these four practices are a good place to start.

Making it Stick: Key Considerations for Operationalizing the Stabilization Assistance Review

Elisabeth Dallas
July 17, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can the U.S. government and its partners implement effective stabilization programming? Elisabeth Dallas, director of Chemonics’ Peace, Stability, and Transition Practice, gives four considerations to curb instability and set countries on a path to sustainable development.
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Education as a Key to Solving Conflicts

Stacia George
June 21, 2018
1 Minute Read
When working in conflict zones, peacebuilding practitioners often overlook the crucial role that education can play in solving conflict. Expert Stacia George makes the case for a shift in the way we think about crisis intervention.