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Nigeria: A tale of two chiefs

On a muggy day in June, hundreds of men, women and children from the Agila community, in north central Nigeria, dance to the beat of drums. Two chiefs--once at war--exchange a white sash as a symbol of peace and embrace. The crowd shouts. Peace has finally returned to Agila. Fifteen years ago, thing more

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Smart reintegration in Burundi

Looking at reintegration as a long-term process, Burundi introduced an innovative scheme that is yielding enormous benefits for ex-combatants, returnees and the communities that receive them. The program consists of three phases: in the first phase, temporary jobs are created based on community deve more

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Thousands get clean water in South Sudan

Before the development of a new water reservoir in the El Ganaya district of South Sudan, members of the Turab family, often the women, had to trek four hours just to collect enough water to survive. Some 40 percent of people living in the state do not have access to groundwater through wells or bor more

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Fast Facts: UNDP and Crisis Prevention & Recovery in Africa

Building resilience to conflicts and disasters is at the very heart of UNDP's work. UNDP helps countries prevent armed conflict, alleviate the risk and effects of disasters from natural hazards and build back better and stronger when crises happen.

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Statebuilding: Key concepts and operational implications in two fragile states

This paper provides a distilled summary of the concepts shaping the discourse around state-building in fragile, conflict-affected situations, and explores some of the operational implications for international development practitioners working in these settings, drawing on experience from Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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