How can new democracies and societies emerging from conflict encourage tolerance and dialogue, strengthen conflict resolution systems, and increase understanding of human rights?
Following the 2011 elections, one of the most pressing challenges for the President, government ministries and international organizations is boosting youth incomes and employment, especially those of high-risk youth. What kinds of programs can boost employment and incomes and reduce the risk of social instability? This report details findings from an impact evaluation of a reintegration and agricultural livelihoods program for high-risk Liberian youth, and draws out lessons for employment policies in 2012 and beyond.
This report presents an analysis of land and property conflicts in rural Liberia, using two recently developed sources of data: 1) qualitative data on land tenure and land conflict in Lofa County collected by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Monitoring and Evaluation team; and 2) quantitative baseline survey data on land tenure and land conflict in three rural counties collected by the Yale University / Innovation for Poverty Action evaluation of the Peace Education and Community Empowerment (PEACE) programme in Liberia. The purpose of this analysis is to examine why and how land conflicts develop and the effectiveness of different dispute resolution methodologies in resolving land conflicts. Insights developed through this analysis will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the NRC’s Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance project in Liberia and disseminated to inform the design and development of similar land and property dispute resolution programmes elsewhere in the world.