Security in war-torn countries

Barb wireJune 2008

Research on security risks in post-conflict countries has led to significant input to the Prime Minister's Africa Commission, the World Bank and the UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Security.

As part of the New Security Challenges Programme Professor Paul Collier has studied security risks in post-conflict countries. His research with colleague Anke Hoeffler indicates that a recovering economy is a crucial element for sustained peace, while an external military force (such as the UN peacekeeping operations) can be an effective way of deterring further conflict.

Professor Collier's work has led to significant input in international policy.

Impact

  • Professor Collier was appointed Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister's Africa Commission which reported to the G8 summit in 2005
  • He was also Advisor to the World Bank and Resource Person for the UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Security.

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