Date:
25 October 2016

CCAPS democratic governance researchers Ashley Moran, Brooke Escobar, and Daniel Robles-Olson explore what types of democracy aid are most successful in impacting democratic development in Africa, focusing on two particularly challenging contexts: countries recovering from conflict and countries facing low human development. 

Date:
03 October 2016

In CCAPS Research Brief No. 35, researchers Dan Robles-Olson and Ashley Moran analyze the effectiveness of democracy aid programs in Benin and Guinea, both of which face high poverty and low levels of human development. Though the two countries have similar histories, they have also endured different paths towards democratization.

Date:
21 July 2016

In CCAPS Research Brief No. 34, researchers Brooke Escobar and Ashley Moran analyze 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.

Date:
09 May 2016

In Research Brief No. 33, Ashley Moran discusses the research design and case matching process for the CCAPS study assessing the impact of democracy aid in difficult contexts. By assessing how democracy aid impacts democratic development in key contexts, the study aims to provide new empirical analysis to support the design of democracy aid programs.

Date:
10 December 2014
CCAPS researchers Ashley Moran and Clionadh Raleigh, with co-author Yacob Mulugetta, explore how local-level conflict and environmental data can assist policymakers and researchers in assessing links between environmental patterns and violence. The brief, published with GMACC, explores the difficulties of bridging between physical and political phenomena through three ongoing conflicts across Africa: Darfur, Mali, and South Sudan.
Date:
03 December 2013
In Research Brief No. 20, Ashley Moran and Dominique Thuot discuss new mapping tools that allow users to view data on climate change vulnerability, real-time conflict tracking, and international aid intervention. By combining scientific, security, governance, and development data, users are able to investigate complex security questions.
Date:
08 March 2011
This paper assesses subnational vulnerabilities to climate change in Nigeria as a foundation for evaluating adaptation priorities and highlighting the security implications of climate change and adaptation. It identifies state, national, and regional governance channels to build resilience and address security challenges in Nigeria.