The decimation of wildlife through illegal poaching and trade threaten economic development and livelihood security in southern Africa.
Restoring Essential Services in Syria
Electricity, schools, roads, and other essential services are out of reach for many of Syria’s conflict-affected communities, magnifying the instability of their recovery efforts.
Creating A Safer Honduras
To reduce crime and violence in Honduras, communities need resources and governmental support that ensure citizen security in the areas of greatest need.
Taking Those First Steps into Citizen Security Programming
In response to increasing security challenges worldwide, the international donor community is placing greater emphasis on citizen security programming. Citizen security can be defined as “the process of establishing, strengthening and protecting democratic civic order, eliminating threats of violence in a population and allowing for safe and peaceful coexistence.” As one example, the U.S. government strategy for…
Don’t Fight the System: 3 Steps to Apply the Local Systems Framework
Imagine you are in a neighborhood. In this neighborhood, there is a corner where young people gather every night to drink. We would call them “at-risk youth.” These are young guys who have dropped out of school, and the local priest decides that he is worried about them. The priest forms a basketball team that…
4 Best Practices to Counter and Prevent Violent Extremism Through Governance
Despite the recent weakening of violent extremist groups such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram, these threats continue to be a pressing global issue. In the development sector, countering violent extremism (CVE) and preventing violent extremism (PVE) are increasingly high priorities for government agencies and donors. As USAID, the State Department, and others grapple…