3 Things Peacebuilders Should Read About Anti-corruption and Conflict

In this post, Rosemary Ventura introduces three essential articles on anti-corruption in conflict contexts. These articles will be particularly thought-provoking for peacebuilders grappling with why and how to address corruption.

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Three Reasons Why Actors Working in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Must Stop Ignoring Social Norms

By Diana Chigas and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church. Those of us who work to stop abuse of power – in the form of corruption, criminal activity, violence, state capture, etc. – are increasingly recognizing that social norms are key to achieving sustainable behavior change. We assert that in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) social norms — the mutual expectations about what is typical and appropriate for members of a group — are even more important. Given their critical role in driving behavioral choices, programming that ignores social norms can have serious negative consequences.

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Corruption That Kills: How Corruption is Undermining Peace and Democracy in Mexico

By Talia Hagerty and Carlos Juárez

Mexico is about to face the biggest test to peace and democracy it has seen in decades – and endemic corruption is only making it harder.

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Towards a Corruption-Sensitive Conflict Analysis

By Michelle Garred In this blog post, Michelle Garred, conflict sensitivity practitioner for 15 years, challenges herself to rethink her hesitancy

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How the Séléka/Anti-Balaka Crisis Has Been Gas on the Fire of Corruption in the Central African Republic

By  Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church In this post Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church shares findings from our new research examining corruption in the criminal justice sector in

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