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18 Jun 2018 description

Second part of Special Issue with findings from DIIS research project

Lars Engberg-Pedersen, Adam Moe Fejerskov & Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde

How do development organisations understand, work with and institutionalize global norms on gender equality? Over the past 4 years, a DFF-funded research project based at DIIS entitled GLONO or “Global norms and heterogeneous donor organisations” has explored this question through in-depth case studies.

14 Mar 2018 description

Italy, Sicily, was recently centre of attention when 26 drowned Nigerian women were buried in their attempt to reach Europe. Two of the women were identified; two were pregnant.

14 Mar 2018 description

New technologies such as blockchain (as used in e.g. Bitcoin) are here to disrupt all industries, and are now aiming at development cooperation. Before Christmas, the Danish development agency Danida even launched ‘Hack the Future of Development Aid’, a report exploring the potential of blockchain technology to disrupt foreign aid.

03 Mar 2018 description

In this new DIIS report senior researcher at DIIS, Rasmus Alenius Boserup and Research Director at Sciences Po, Luis Martinez, analyse how European policy-makers have recently come to perceive the Sahel as a threat to Europe’s own security and stability. Marking the end of the Sahel-Maghreb Research Platform – a research project funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and hosted by DIIS in collaboration with Voluntas Advisory – the report draws on input and analysis provided by an international team of experts and scholars associated to the project.

01 Mar 2018 description

Do roads literally lead to peace? While seemingly a strange question to ask, today's peacebuilders certainly seem to think so. After decades of focus on questions of governance, today, instead, infrastructure primes in state- and peacebuilding missions in many fragile and conflict-affected societies.

20 Feb 2018 description

New article in International Affairs discusses the future of UN peace operations

08 Jan 2018 description

Armed non-state actors are significant players in most conflicts. The international community is often forced to engage with them in order to secure humanitarian aid for civilians or to end armed political conflicts. The question of when and how to engage is being debated. We sug­gest a more pragmatic approach.

11 Nov 2017 description

Planned Relocation is a growing issue on the climate displacement agenda. In a number of countries, governments plan to resettle entire communities impacted by climate change. Guidelines for this process – known as Planned Relocation – are being developed, but lessons from the ground point to additional important issues to be addressed.

09 Oct 2017 description

As key players in contemporary conflicts, many armed non-state actors provide services to civilians in order to win legitimacy in their areas of control. Sometimes the civilian population comes to rely on them rather than the state for services. A more nuanced approach to engaging with armed groups is therefore vital in order to resolve conflicts.

03 Oct 2017 description

As key players in contemporary conflicts, many armed non-state actors provide services to civilians in order to win legitimacy in their areas of control. Sometimes the civilian population comes to rely on them rather than the state for services. A more nuanced approach to engaging with armed groups is therefore vital in order to resolve conflicts.

Jairo Munive, Finn Stepputat & Thomas Mandrup

02 Aug 2017 description

New starts and new challenges for East Asia in UN peacekeeping

30 Jan 2017 description

The human security implications of the current refugee situation

Intended and unintended consequences of EU policy instruments

Ninna Nyberg Sørensen, Nauja Kleist & Hans Lucht

03 Jan 2017 description

Lebanon has received app. 1.5 million refugees from Syria since the outbreak of the war in Syria 2011. Around 53.000 are Syrian Palestinians refugees. Since the beginning of the crisis, the government in Lebanon has followed a “No Camp Policy”, refusing to establish refugee camps. Instead the refugees are seeking shelter in informal gatherings in primitive tent camps, e.g.

29 Feb 2016 description

Unpopular capital interventions deserve a chance

Aligning the aims of reintegration and the best means to achieve them

Theories of change in demobilization and reintegration programs

Current Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programs are often based on ill-defined underlying assumptions about change and fall short when meeting the realities of war and peacebuilding. A thorough mapping of the underlying assumptions about change would enable better and more efficient DDR programs to be devised.

15 Jan 2016 description

Exploring new modes of engagement and incentives for Armed Non-State Actors

By Jairo Munive & Jonathan Somer

Executive Summary

17 Aug 2015 description

The Sustainable Development Goals set an ambitious peace agenda. For the first time security and violence is included in a global development framework. For that unique opportunity not to be wasted, continued diplomacy and political manoeuvring remains indispensable.

11 Mar 2015 description

Can you Disarm, Demobilize and Reintegrate Armed Non-State Actors?

It is necessary to rethink the assumptions of DDR programs in current situations of armed violence

Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programs comprise a range of elements with the objective of facilitating the transformation of combatants into civilians. But they are not designed for current situations of armed violence in which militias and other armed non-state actors are important players.

05 Aug 2013 description

In many conflict affected countries young people struggle to find ways to regain a future after war. Many have nowhere to go and nothing to do. They are easily recruited into radical groups or criminal networks. They are perceived as a problem. A new DIIS report shows that carefully designed and locally appropriate education and training aimed specifically at youth can make a difference. But those forms of education and training that create fundamental changes, not only in the young people's lives, but also in their local societies, are long-term and expensive.

05 Mar 2013 description

Drone technology is not only a game changer, it also triggers legal obligations