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Findley Publishes Research on Aid Targeting and Donor Coordination

10 Jul 2020

Michael Findley, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, recently published a research article he co-authored titled “‘The Swarm Principle’: A Sub-National Spatial Analysis of Aid Targeting and Donor Coordination in Sub-Saharan Africa.” In it, Professor Findley and his co-author Josiah F. Marineau examine “whether bilateral and…

ACLED Releases August 2017 Conflict Trend Report

05 Sep 2017

The August issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project’s Conflict Trends Report analyzes recent trends in political violence in ten countries in South and Southeast Asia, stretching from Pakistan to Vietnam.

CCAPS Final Program Report on “Climate, Conflict, and Governance in Africa”

16 Nov 2016

The Strauss Center’s program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) recently published its Final Program Report on “Climate, Conflict, and Governance in Africa: Pinpointing Risks and Opportunities.”

Moran, Escobar, and Robles-Olson Analyze “Democracy Aid in Difficult Contexts”

07 Nov 2016

The Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program recently published its Democratic Governance research team’s findings in a report titled “Democracy Aid in Difficult Contexts: Assessing Strategies and Impact.” Researchers Ashley Moran, Brooke Escobar, and Daniel Robles-Olson explore what types of democracy aid are most successful in impacting democratic development in Africa….

Robles Olson on “Pathways of Governance Aid Effectiveness: Countries with Low Human Development”

05 Oct 2016

In CCAPS Research Brief No. 35, Pathways of Governance Aid Effectiveness: Countries with Low Human Development, CCAPS researcher Daniel Robles Olson explores the effectiveness of democracy aid programs in two high-poverty and low-human development countries: Benin and Guinea.

Hendrix and Salehyan Release New SCAD Conflict Data for Africa and Latin America

30 Aug 2016

As part of the Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program, the Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) team released updated data for Africa and Latin America covering conflicts through December 2015. The SCAD research project is led by Strauss Center senior fellows Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan.

New Review Available of Kuperman’s Latest Book

17 Aug 2016

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and CCAPS researcher Alan Kuperman‘s new book, Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design, was recently reviewed by Yonatan Fessha, Senior Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, in The Journal of Modern African Studies. Fessha praises the book, writing that “This important contribution breathes…

Findley on Estimating Control of Territory in Conflict Regions

25 Jul 2016

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Michael Findley recently co-authored the article “A hybrid approach to modeling territorial control in violent armed conflicts” for the journal Transactions in GIS. Dr. Findley and his co-authors discuss a new approach to estimating the control of territory in conflict regions.

Weaver Pilots Subnational Food Security Data Mapping

12 May 2016

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Catherine Weaver, co-director for Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) at the University of Texas at Austin, recently co-authored a report for the Ending Rural Hunger Project at the Brookings Institute. The paper, “Mapping Food Assistance in Malawi”, discusses a new methodology used by IPD and the Climate Change and African…

Escobar on Governance Aid Effectiveness in Rwanda and Burundi

09 May 2016

In CCAPS Research Brief No. 34, Pathways of Governance Aid Effectiveness: The Case of Rwanda and Burundi, CCAPS researcher Brooke Escobar analyzes aid programming in post-conflict situations using a case study of Rwanda and Burundi. The study considers the causal mechanisms through which democracy promotion programs impact democratic development in a post-conflict context, seeking to identify whether…

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