Violent conflict one of the main impediments to reducing poverty, boosting prosperity, and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.

Aly Rahim, Daniel P. Owen |

Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) is one of the primary instruments used by governments and international agencies to contribute to security and stability in war-to-peace…

Anna Wellenstein, Leanne Edberg, Dean Piedmont |

“Journey with us now to Carana, on the Eighth Continent…” In the dulcet tones of a BBC-style announcer, a documentary-style video tells the tale of a fictitious country wracked with violent…

Laura Bailey |

Around the world, over 70 million people are forcibly displaced due to conflict, disasters, and violence. Approximately 60% of them are thought to live in urban areas. The urban story of forced…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Soraya Goga, Ellen Hamilton |

Resilience is increasingly recognized as a key attribute of an effective urban system. Discussions on resilience often center around disasters caused by natural hazards. However, cities are…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Raja Rehan Arshad |

We are facing an unprecedented era of increasingly complex crises. A growing number of countries are affected by both recurring disasters caused by natural hazards and protracted crises associated…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Laura Bailey |

Globally, around 68.5 million people have fled their homes from conflict or persecution either as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum seekers. Contrary to what some may think, most…

Anna Wellenstein, Mariko Yamamoto, Soraya Goga |

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Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Elif Ayhan |

2017 damage and loss assessment following landslides and floods in Sierra Leone. (Photo: World Bank) Post-disaster assessments changed my life by starting my career in disaster risk management.…

Joe Leitmann |