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Conflict prevention and development co-operation in Africa: a policy workshop [WP889]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • How can external engagement reduce risks of violent conflict and improve the stability of fragile states and contribute to conflict prevention?
  • How can aid and non-aid policies be made more risk sensitive?
  •  What should constitute the security content of poverty reduction programs in Africa?
  • What aid allocation criteria would best contribute to peace and stability?
  • Should the mitigation of horizontal inequalities figure on the agenda of poverty reduction strategies?
  • How should aid effectiveness be analysed if donors wish to prevent conflict?
  • What aid vehicles are best adapted to peace building?

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