Category Archives: Publications and Reports

From Commitment to Impact: A Guide for Local Working Groups on Business, Security & Human Rights

BY J.J. MESSNER DE LATOUR, HANNAH BLYTH, AND MARLENE WAFLER* Innovative local-level mechanisms for fostering implementation of good practices in the field of business, security and human rights exist in many contexts and are linked to different policy frameworks. This Guide provides good practices and insights to support the development and successful implementation of local […]

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Fragile States Index 2020

BY FUND FOR PEACE The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The […]

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An Integrated Conflict Early Warning/Early Response System

Over the last eight years PIND Foundation has built a robust Conflict Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) system in Nigeria’s nine Niger Delta states. What makes this EWER system truly unique is not only that it systematically links raw empirical data with qualitative analysis and response planning, but it does so in synergy with […]

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Human Rights and Business Roundtable Annual Report 2018

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE The mission of The Human Rights & Business Roundtable is to promote the rule of law and open societies. Launched in 1996, the Roundtable was the first forum designed for multinational businesses and mainstream human rights organizations to discuss issues of common concern in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, […]

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Voluntary Principles Annual Report 2018

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE FFP is highly active within the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR). The following report detailing FFP’s work was presented at the annual VPSHR Plenary. Download the full report in PDF format .

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Beyond Hashtags: Leveraging Networks for the Prevention of Election Violence in Nigeria

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND NATE HAKEN In the last decade, social networks and information technology have developed in such a way as to contribute to the proliferation of both spontaneous and coordinated political violence in Nigeria. However, at the same time, a robust network of peace actors has emerged to prevent and manage election violence. […]

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Beyond #Hashtags: Leveraging Networks for the Prevention of Election Violence in Nigeria

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND NATE HAKEN The Fund for Peace is pleased to release new research supported by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on the optimization and leveraging of networks to prevent election violence in Nigeria. The findings of this research will be released as a Handbook by USIP in late 2018, and […]

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USIP Election Violence Risk Assessment

BY U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE AND THE FUND FOR PEACE The Fund for Peace is pleased to have contributed to the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Election Violence Risk Assessment (EVRA) in Nigeria’s Rivers State in April 2018. The EVRA identifies political and technical vulnerabilities to electoral violence in eight states throughout Nigeria, as well as […]

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Time is of the Essence: Preventing Election Violence in Rivers State

BY FUND FOR PEACE AND PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA (PIND) Politics in the Niger Delta has often been characterized as high stakes issue and contest between personalities as much as it is between their platforms. Election cycles in Rivers State have recently been marred by violence, especially during gubernatorial and local contests. While […]

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Voluntary Principles in Ghana: Final Project Report

BY HANNAH BLYTH AND J.J. MESSNER In July 2015, Fund For Peace (FFP) began what would become a crucial contribution to the security and human rights landscape in Ghana. Partnering with the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) Ghana, we set out to implement a three-year program on the Voluntary Principles in Security and Human […]

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FFP and @dcaf_business are pleased to present our research study and guidance toolkit on #VPSHR in-country implementation, with plenty of insights for business and human rights initiatives more broadly. https://t.co/EXRw1s4TFL

In 2005, #CotedIvoire ranked top of the #FragileStatesIndex. After recovering from two civil wars and implementing structural reforms, it is now one of the fastest growing economies in the world ... but work still needs to be done. https://t.co/eH6k8Ln0zA #FSI2020

#Libya is the most worsened country on the #FragileStatesIndex over the past decade, and its decline continued on #FSI2020. https://t.co/MqoYC2rhsO