Understanding that working in high-risk or post-crisis environments requires programs and resources that are flexible and responsive to specific country circumstances, we rely on rapid-response mechanisms, multi-sectoral interventions, and community-based, participatory approaches to aid in rebuilding.
Stabilization Programming: We support transitional governments at the local and national level in strengthening connections with their citizens and mitigating conflict by addressing issues that lie at the root of conflict — including political and ethnic tensions, lack of government transparency and accountability, and land disputes — through media, government and civil society capacity building, and conflict management training for youth.
Post-conflict Recovery and Reconstruction: Working in post-conflict environments requires a multifaceted approach to rebuild infrastructure and mitigate the legacy of eroded government and social institutions. We use solutions that support the rebuilding of physical and political infrastructure, help governments provide essential services, reintegrate refugees and internally displaced people, demobilize and reintegrate combatants, and pave the way for the strengthening of essential democratic institutions.
Security Sector Reform: By assisting with development of strategic frameworks on security sector issues, conducting security and justice assessments, researching and producing papers on themes such as youth-related violence, and conducting training, we support USAID in transforming the way governments — especially those in fragile states — provide safety and security to their populations.
Disaster Preparedness and Response: Some disasters, such as famine, do not respect national boundaries and require tremendous oversight and coordination among governments, donors, and implementers to avoid regional or global emergencies. We provide early warnings of hazards, food insecurity, and vulnerability to food insecurity across the globe. We also help increase the quantity and quality of information used to monitor food security and vulnerability and assists governments in developing national and regional monitoring and assessment capabilities.
Alternative Livelihoods:The growth of illicit crops helps propagate the cycles of poverty and violence in some of the world’s poorest and most unstable places. We work with the public and private sectors to develop and increase the awareness of sustainable alternative income opportunities in the licit economy.
Land and Resource Rights:
Addressing the rights and tenure aspects of competing claims of access to land and resource can mitigate root causes of conflict and lay a path toward stability and peace. Current trends in population growth, climate change, environmental degradation, land use and resettlement patterns necessitate approaches that diffuse competition and conflict over land. Learn more about our cross-cutting work in land and resource rights