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Politics and Governance

What we do

Our innovative research and advisory work addresses how politics and power shape policies, how services are delivered, and how institutions work.


High-Level Dialogue on Customary and Informal Justice and SDG16+

Leading experts discuss how to close the global justice gap by engaging with customary and informal justice systems, which address over 80% of disputes in fragile states.
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Our projects

The team

  1. The Women, Peace and Security agenda: Breaking down silos Synthesis report

    Research reports

  2. Recalibrating relations in Afghanistan: collective action by international actors

    Research reports

  3. Advancing SDG 16.3.2 by investing in prison paralegals to cut the number of unsentenced detainees in low-income countries

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Innovations in Donor Bureaucracies and the Implications for Peacebuilding Financing

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. Politically smart and adaptive approaches to Rule of Law support in situations of conflict and fragility

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Working politically on economic problems in Kyrgyzstan: lessons from Support to Jogorku Kenesh (S2JK)

    Research reports

  7. An opposition of values: Russian independent journalism after 24th February

  8. Evidence-led adaptive programming: Lessons from MUVA

    Working papers

  9. The Women, Peace and Security agenda: Breaking down silos


  10. Taking people-centred justice to scale: Investing in what works to deliver SDG 16.3 in lower-income countries


  11. Rethinking armed group control

    Working papers

  12. Afghanistan Strategic Learning Initiative (ASLI)


  13. Politically smart support to democracy: staying the course in the long road

  14. Digital dissidence: Russian online censorship and possibilities for opposition


  15. Effective collaboration between governance and sector programmes: assessment of the evidence on what works

    Working papers

  16. Conflict and Transnational Crime: borders, bullets & business in Southeast Asia

    Book/book chapter

  17. From elite bargains to more inclusive politics? Lessons and implications from existing research

  18. A war on many fronts: disinformation around the Russia-Ukraine war

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