World development report 2011 : conflict, security, and development
- Washington, DC : World Bank, 2011.
- Physical description
- xxv, 384 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
- World development report ; 2011.
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- World Bank.
- Includes bibliographical references and index
- pt. I: The challenge. Repeated violence threatens development
- Vulnerability to violence
- 2: Lessons from national and international responses. From violence to resilience : restoring confidence and transforming institutions
- Restoring confidence : moving away from the brink
- Transforming institutions to deliver citizen security, justice, and jobs
- International support to building confidence and transforming institutions
- International action to mitigate external stresses
- pt.3: Practical options and recommendations. Practical country directions and options
- New directions for international support.
Building peaceful nation-states which respond to the aspirations of their citizens takes strong leadership, both international and domestic. The international community has an important role to play in assisting countries to avoid, contain, and recover from conflict, and the recent past demonstrates how much can be achieved when global and national incentives align, and program implementation is appropriately designed and well-managed. Too often, though, efforts have failed to decisively address the motives and opportunities which help to mobilize violent conflict; to integrate political, security, and development approaches; or to align local, national, regional, and global actions. As a result, some areas have seen new waves of conflict and violence in recent years and some "post-conflict countries" have not yet managed to make a decisive shift to successful and stable development. The goal of the World Development Report 2011 is to contribute concrete, practical suggestions to the debate on how to address conflict and fragility. It will discuss trends, causes, consequences, reviewing key thinking on the evolution of violent conflict and fragility and on its causes and assess the human and economic devastation caused by various types of conflict. It will also analyze the evolution of policies designed to address conflict and fragility, and will assess the extent to which they have been effective in helping prevent or resolve conflict.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
The World Development Report 2011 on conflict, security and development will look at conflict as a challenge to economic development. It will analyze the nature, causes and development consequences of modern violence and highlight lessons learned from efforts to prevent or recover from violence. Between two thirds and three quarters of the children without access to school, infants dying and mothers dying in childbirth in the developing world live in countries at risk or, affected by or recently recovering from violence. There are strong links between local conflicts, national conflict, organized crime and trafficking and gang activity, and several societies that have successfully addressed one form of violence have later seen other forms threaten their development progress. The key challenge is to build national institutional capacities, taking account of the balance between political realities and progress on social justice, and the need for carefully sequenced and paced reforms. Successful efforts to prevent violence have in general combined political, security and developmental efforts in support of objectives of citizen security, economic hope and inclusive and responsive governance. The ultimate goal of the WDR is to promote new ways of preventing or addressing violent conflict. The WDR will not attempt to come up with a universal set of prescriptions. By drawing on insight and experiences from a host of past and present situations, it will identify promising national and regional initiatives as well as directions for change in international responses, and discuss how lessons can be applied in situations of vulnerability to violent conflict.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Civil war > Economic aspects > Developing countries.
- Civil war > Social aspects > Developing countries.
- Poverty > Developing countries.
- Income distribution > Developing countries.
- Mortality > Developing countries.
- Public health > Developing countries.
- Economic development.
- Riots > Prevention.
- Riots > Statistics.
- Dissent and Disputes.
- Security systems > Management.
- Developing countries > Politics and government > 21st century.
- Developing countries > Economic conditions > 21st century.
- Publication date
- World development report ; 2011
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-334) and index.
- 9780821385005 (hardcover)
- 0821385003 (hardcover)
- 9780821384398 (softcover)
- 0821384392 (softcover)
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