Rolandsen, Øystein H. & Marie Sandnes (2019) South-South Cooperation at the Advent of Great Power Competition: The Capacity of IGAD and ECOWAS to Deal with Threat Proliferation in Africa, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
ECOWAS and IGAD are two African sub-regional organisations that are expected to play a crucial role in prevention and resolution of conflicts as well as peacebuilding. Their track-records are uneven, but especially ECOWAS is contributing significantly in terms of democratic transitions, and preventing coup d’états and civil wars.
Østby, Gudrun; Siri Aas Rustad & Andreas Forø Tollefsen (2020) Children Affected by Armed Conflict, 1990–2018, Conflict Trends, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
• The number of children living in conflict zones has been steadily increasing since 2000.
• In 2018, approximately 1.5 billion children under the age of 18 (66%, or two out of three of all children) were living in a conflict-affected country.
• Approximately 415 million children (over one in six) were living in a conflict zone in 2018. This constitutes a 3% drop from 2017.
By Anne-Kathrin Kreft (University of Gothenburg)
Rolandsen, Øystein H.; Ilaria Carrozza & Nicholas Marsh (2019) Small States’ Security Force Assistance in the Sahel: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges, PRIO Policy Brief, 13. Oslo: PRIO.