More and more of the world’s poor live in places affected by chronic violence and conflict. These changing dynamics have profound implications for the way that development agencies and other international actors approach their work. Development in the Shadow of Violence: A Knowledge Agenda for Policy, by Bruce Jones and Molly Elgin-Cossart, calls for a shift in development frameworks to accommodate these changes, and sets forth practical recommendations on how to do so. The paper will be presented to a Director-Level meeting of INCAF/OECD today in Paris, at an event hosted by the Canadian Government. Building on work that CIC has done for the World Development Report 2011 and the OECD, Development in the Shadow of Violence reviews the knowledge base on fragile and conflict-affected states, pointing to gaps in knowledge but also to gaps between knowledge and practice.
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