The political economy of fragility: Business, conflict and peace in Sierra Leone

December 2017 | Brian Ganson and Herbert M’cleod

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Suggested Citation: Ganson, Brian, and Herbert M’cleod. “The Political Economy of Fragility: Business, Conflict and Peace in Sierra Leone.” Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement Working Paper 2017/8. Subject to Revision.

This paper was written as part of the research initiative entitled Engaging the Business Community as a New Peacebuilding Actor. It is a joint project of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS), CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA), and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project aims to fill the large gap in evidence regarding the effectiveness of business efforts for peace, providing a framework and practical guidance for more effective planning and evaluation of business-peace initiatives, policies and practices. The paper is in the process of revision for publication. Comments, critiques and corrections are welcome.

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