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The NCCR North-South was one of 27 National Centres of Competence in Research implemented by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. >> More
In regions where resources are scarce and the competition for them intense, the potential for conflict is major factor that must be dealt with in any attempt to achieve sustainable development. Research on “Governance & Conflict” seeks to enhance our understanding of the complex processes of governance that play a role in transforming situations of conflict into a basis for cooperation. In order for such research to be of practical use, it needs to comprehend both the local regional and national interests involved as well as the international and global forces that can have a determinant influence on them.
NCCR North-South Research on governance and conflict is conducted in Central America, South America, West Africa, the Horn of Africa, Central Asia, and South Asia. It is aimed at assessing and improving modes of intervention at local, regional, national and international levels as a means of defusing conflicts before they become unmanageable. A central focus of this research is the identification of potentials for strengthening social and legal institutions of governance at the local level by using political and economic means available through the international community.
NCCR North-South Research on Governance and Conflict is conducted in the following regions and countries:
Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan
South Asia: India,
NepalWest Africa: Burkina Faso,
MaliHorn of Africa: Ethiopia,
SudanCentral America & the Caribbean: MexicoSouth America: Argentina,
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