Enabling peace economies through early recovery

Perspectives from Uganda
Author: 
Jessica Banfield
Jana Naujoks
Publisher: 
International Alert
Number of Pages: 
46
Publication Location: 
UK
ISBN: 
8-955-8085-03-5
Publication File: 
Name of Series: 
Strengthening the economic dimensions of peacebuilding
Language of Publication: 
English
Date of Publication: 
April 2009
Executive Summary: 

This report argues that a political economy lens on conflict in northern Uganda highlights the intricate links between the region’s economy and its conflict and prospects for peace. Such a focus provides a clear rationale for different policymakers and implementers from each of government, development partners and the private sector to adopt more conflict-sensitive approaches to contributing to early economic recovery of the region. Careful planning for and implementation of early recovery that is grounded in an appreciation of macro- and micro-level conflict dynamics, it is argued, can help enable the emergence of a peace economy in this region affected by years of war.

Region: 
Africa
Country: 
Uganda
Topic: 
Economy
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