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    Screenshot 2019-02-14 at 14.01.45.A good practice on the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A multi-actor and multi-sector approach in Sierra Leone cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2016
    Sierra Leone

    In Sierra Leone, the well-being and livelihoods of many people, particularly the rural poor, are based on secure and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests. Increasing pressure on these resources in recent years has led to an escalation of conflict over access to natural resources.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2010
    Africa, Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone's conflict has often been characterized as a 'crisis of youth'. For some, the post-war resurgence of grassroots associational life represents the unleashing of long-suppressed youth egalitarianism, yet this analysis tends to ignore the role of international aid in providing an economic incentive for impoverished Sierra Leoneans to embrace formal association. Case study evidence also shows that politics of 'community' identification and moral economies of patronage continue to affect postwar aid.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    Sierra Leone

    After ten years of civil war in which grave human rights violations and atrocities were committed, especially against women and children, Sierra Leone was regarded as a «failed state». A massive UN peacekeeping mission managed to demobilize the combatants in 2002 and peace was restored. Public institutions have begun to resume their functions and the economy is showing signs of recovery. Nonetheless, the country's stability and structures are still fragile. So how can development cooperation contribute towards stabilizing Sierra Leone?

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2016
    Sierra Leone

    The land grabbing issue has produced a plethora of debates ranging from ethical conduct of land grabbing agents, specifically concerning displacement, to evidence for and against positive externalities such as technological spill-overs and construction of infrastructure. An underexplored topic is the valuation of agricultural land and the compensatory payments made to land users, distinct from land owners, for the loss of their source of food security.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2017
    Liberia, Sierra Leone

    Through a review of recent writings in political ecology and agrarian studies, this paper appraises the potential for emerging forms of ‘green economy’ initiatives to catalyze new forms of internal displacement in West Africa, with specific emphasis on the postwar contexts of Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2006
    Sierra Leone

    Après dix ans de guerre civile marquée par de graves violations des droits de l'Homme et des atrocités, en particulier sur les femmes et les enfants, la Sierra Leone était considérée comme un « État failli ». Il a fallu une intervention massive de forces armées sous mandat de l'ONU pour mener la démobilisation à bonne fin en 2002 et rétablir la paix. Les organes de l'État ont commencé à réassumer leurs fonctions et l'économie redémarre. Pourtant le pays restenstable, et les structures administratives sont fragiles.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia

    Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Somalia: these three countries stand for different histories of a fragile state.The author of this article analyses different case studies to determine the various causes, such as the role of ethnic identities, claims to power by clans and other sub-state groups, or the lack of societal representation within the governments. For the author, the greatest risk to a state is violence, which can quickly spiral out of control in a weak state and lead to chaos.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2019
    Sierra Leone

    The rise of land deals poses unpredictable risks to war-torn societies, exposing them to the violent folds of the global economy. In Sierra Leone, commercial land leases have perpetuated the chieftaincy monopoly, further curtailed social mobility, and sparked particular resentment among youths and ex-combatants. Drawing on the concept of the “war machine,” I analyse how Kamajor militia fighters shape contestation against land deals and explore the attendant risks for remobilisation and conflict transformation.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2015
    Africa, Sierra Leone

    In peace-building and transitional justice literature economic restoration is considered central to sustainable peace in post-conflict societies. However, it is also widely recognised that many post-conflict states cannot afford mechanisms to provide restoration. Not only are many such states poor to begin with, but violent conflict further degrades their economic capacity. As a result, in their need to provide jobs, generate tax revenues, spur development and promote sustainable peace, many post-conflict states turn to alternative processes of economic restoration.

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    Land and conflict in Sierra Leone: A rapid desk-based study. Evidence on Demand.

    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Africa, Sierra Leone

    This report presents the results of a rapid desk-based review of academic and grey literature on land issues in Sierra Leone, with a particular focus on literature from 2002 onwards. The review explored land ownership and rights in both the Western Area and the other provinces and the concept of land as an actual and potential driver of conflict (both violent and non-violent).

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