Round Table on the Impact of Employment Programmes on Peacebuilding, Nairobi, 15.06.2016

The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank (WB) have teamed up for an extensive joint research on the impact of employment programmes on peacebuilding, funded by the UN-WB Fragility and Conflict Partnership Trust Fund. The research includes a literature review, country-case studies in Lebanon, Liberia and Timor-Leste, and an overall assessment of all employment programmes designed and implemented by the four entities since 2005 in conflict-affected countries, with a more in-depth assessment of a subset of these programmes.
The research team, led by Professor Tilman Brück, will present existing evidence on the peacebuilding impact of labour-based programmes, targeted vocational training programmes, and programmes focused on the development of small and micro enterprises.
A Round Table will take place in Nairobi at the offices of the World Bank on 15 June 2016 from 09:30-13:30. During the Round Table the research team will seek feedback on the initial findings of the draft report from a wide range of stakeholders, including programme officers, government officials, NGOs, academics and development partners. Case studies from the research will be presented and a panel consisting of different stakeholders will discuss the applicability of the research to their work.
Your feedback will help to improve the final outputs of this research to be disseminated in September 2016 during the opening of the General Assembly in New York.
If you are interested to attend the event, please contact Yun Jae Chun ( by 27 May 2016.
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10th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network “Micro-foundations of conflict and violence: economic analysis and impact evaluation ”.

The 10th annual workshop will be held at the World Bank, Washington DC on February 12 2015.

We are seeking new and innovative contributions that shed light either on the micro-economic analysis of peace and conflict or on the evaluation of the impact of projects and programs that aim to reduce violence and promote peace and development. A non-exhaustive list of themes we are interested in is: former combatants, refugees, health and education, corruption and governance, trust and social capital, income and land inequality, cash transfers, mobile technology, police and security, anti-personal mines, elections, taxation, trade. We also have a particular interest in papers that consider the short term and long term effects of conflict and violence on poverty at a micro level. The workshop is organized in the context of the Fragility Platform organized by the World Bank. Please send your paper to the email address: before 15 November 2014. You will be notified by 1 December if you are invited to present your paper.
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