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Chapter 10: The Field of Conflict and Postconflict Reconstruction: Programs and Strategies

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The Field of Conflict and Postconflict Reconstruction: Programs and Strategies
The field of conflict and postconflict reconstruction: Programs and strategies

Postconflict reconstruction is an extremely important issue in today's world (see World Bank, 2011a). In the previous chapter, we indicated the number of conflicts and a postconflict reconstruction agenda, including a discussion of humanitarian aid, emphasizing the importance of this agenda being implemented in a comprehensive and coordinated manner. Reconstructing or rebuilding a country after conflict, especially given the nature of modern civil wars, is a complex, massive, and highly expensive undertaking. Yet it is an undertaking that the international community is being called on to carry out with growing frequency. More importantly here, a recent OECD-DAC (2010) document points out that state fragility, almost ...

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