Assessment

 

There are 91 items related to Assessment. Items are listed by date added.

 

The Liberia Forest Concession Review: Lessons for Resource Management and Restoration of the Rule of Law

The Liberia Forest Concession Review: Lessons for Resource Management and Restoration of the Rule of Law

Source: Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 2006

Author(s): K. W. James Rochow, Robert D. Simpson, Alfred L. Brownell, and Oliver Pierson

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Assessment, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/01/2016

 

Illegal trade in 'conflict timber' as well as 'blood diamonds' played a primary role in perpetuating lawlessness in Liberia and fueling conflict in West Africa. A recently compiled review of all timber harvesting concessions - unprecedented in its comprehensiveness and in its explicit links to reform - represents a critical...

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Evaluation of Environmental Peacemaking Intervention Strategies in Jordan-Palestine-Israel

Evaluation of Environmental Peacemaking Intervention Strategies in Jordan-Palestine-Israel

Source: Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 2015

Author(s): Marina Djernaes, Teis Jorgensen, and Elizabeth Koch-Ya'ari

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Assessment, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Programming

Added: 05/01/2016

 

Working in an ever-changing political context presents a set of unique challenges to sustainable peacemaking, and requires the continuous adaptation of approaches. This briefing shares key insights from the latest external evaluation of EcoPeace's (formerly Friends of the Earth Middle East) programme, building on sustainable environmental solutions paired with enhanced trust and...

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Farming or Fighting? Agricultural Price Shocks and Civil War in Africa

Farming or Fighting? Agricultural Price Shocks and Civil War in Africa

Source: Uppsala University and Peace Research Institute Oslo, 2015

Author(s): Hanne Fjelde

Topics: Assessment, Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/11/2015

 

This article links lower economic returns in the labor-intensive agricultural sector to a higher risk of armed conflict at the local level. It argues that income shocks, followed by rising unemployment and lower wages in the rural economy, facilitate rebel recruitment and strengthen civilian support for rebel movements. Focusing on...

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Addressing the Role of Natural Resources in Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Summary of Progress

Addressing the Role of Natural Resources in Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Summary of Progress

Source: UNEP, 2015

Topics: Assessment

Added: 06/11/2015

 

Preventing, managing and resolving natural resource conflicts is undoubtedly among the key peace and security challenges of the 21st century. Increasing demand for natural resources combined with environmental degradation and climate change will serve to intensify competitive pressures between countries and communities over resource access, ownership and use.   The Environmental Cooperation...

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Using Water Insecurity to Predict Domestic Water Demand in the Palestinian West Bank

Using Water Insecurity to Predict Domestic Water Demand in the Palestinian West Bank

Source: Water International, 2015

Author(s): S. E. Galaitsi, Annette Huber-Lee, Richard M. Vogel, and Elena M. Naumova

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Assessment, Basic Services, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/10/2015

 

Household interviews were conducted in the Palestinian West Bank to examine the relationship between price elasticity, water insecurity and domestic water demand. Water insecurity weights were defined and quantified for each household for use in a multivariate regression model. The model demonstrated that (1) a water insecurity variable improves the...

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Côte d’Ivoire Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

Côte d’Ivoire Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

Source: UNEP, 2015

Countries: Ivory Coast

Topics: Assessment, Conflict Prevention, Programming

Added: 29/09/2015

 

Focusing on critical issues such as forestry, the system of national parks, urban expansion challenges in Abidjan, and the Ebrie Lagoon, this report offers a series of public policy interventions to help reshape the country’s environmental situation. It calls for renewed efforts to halt widespread deforestation and for the protection...

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Conflicts in Vietnam’s Forest Areas: Implications for FLEGT and REDD+

Conflicts in Vietnam’s Forest Areas: Implications for FLEGT and REDD+

Source: Forest Trends, 2014

Author(s): Thomas Sikor and Phuc Xuan To

Countries: Vietnam

Topics: Assessment, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/08/2015

 

Conflicts over land are rampant in Vietnam. Some erupt into physical violence and catch the attention of the media, while others linger without attracting wider attention. Land conflicts are the subject of more than 70% of the written complaints received by Vietnamese government offices in recent years. Vietnam’s Ministry of...

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Climate Change: A Risk Assessment

Climate Change: A Risk Assessment

Source: Center for Science and Policy, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2015

Author(s): David King, Daniel Schrag, Zhou Dadi, Qi Ye, and Arunabha Ghosh

Countries: China, India, United Kingdom , USA

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention

Added: 20/07/2015

 

This report, commissioned by the UK Foreign Office, conducts a thorough climate change risk assessment and proposes risk mitigation strategies. The assessment considers three areas: the future pathway of global emissions; the direct risks arising from the climate’s response to those emissions; and the risks arising from the interaction of climate...

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Ukraine Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment: Analysis of Crisis Impacts and Needs in Eastern Ukraine

Ukraine Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment: Analysis of Crisis Impacts and Needs in Eastern Ukraine

Source: European Union, United Nations, and World Bank Group, 2015

Countries: Ukraine

Topics: Assessment, Programming

Added: 15/07/2015

 

The RPA focuses on the areas under the Ukrainian Government’s control in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as the three adjoining oblasts – Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv. The RPA covers immediate recovery, rehabilitation and social cohesion needs, and is designed to be flexible so that its scope and recommendations can be...

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Regional NGO Master Plan for Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley

Regional NGO Master Plan for Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, Global Nature Fund, and Stockholm International Water Institute, 2015

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Assessment, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/06/2015

 

The overall objective of this master plan is to promote peace, prosperity and security in the Jordan Valley and the adjacent regions. All three governments, Jordanian, Israeli and Palestinian have shown considerable leadership to date in advancing sanitation solutions and in their master planning efforts. Given that so many of...

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