Scoping a long-term research programme on conflict, state fragility and social cohesion. Report prepared for DFID's Central Research Department. Final report: 18th December 2008

Abstract

This scoping exercise was commissioned to provide recommendations on the scope and focus of a long-term programme on conflict, state fragility and social cohesion.

The key elements of work undertaken during the study included:

(i) A literature review of key documents related to conflict, state fragility and social cohesion;
(ii) A consultation process with DFID staff and a range of external stakeholders; and
(iii) A mapping of current and planned research activities being undertaken by academic institutions, donors, UN agencies, OECD-DAC, NGOs and other UK Government Departments in this field.

The results of these three components of the study are presented and an outline is given of the proposed scope of the research programme including the overall principles which should be used to guide it and a detailed breakdown of the themes and sub-themes it is proposed that the research programme should cover.

Citation

Social Development Direct, London, UK, 53 pp.

Scoping a long-term research programme on conflict, state fragility and social cohesion. Report prepared for DFID’s Central Research Department. Final report: 18th December 2008

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