Research and resources
March 17, 2021
Understanding the Links Between Social Cohesion and Violence
This brief presents an analysis of baseline data from Mercy Corps’ USAID-funded Preventing Violent Extremism Actions through increased social cohesion Efforts project, being implemented in the Tillabéri region of Niger.
November 06, 2020
Addressing the Climate-Conflict Nexus in Fragile States
While climate variability is associated with the onset of conflict, improvements in local state capacity may enable responsiveness to climate-related challenges that give rise to conflict.
July 27, 2020
Pathways to Good Governance
Pathways to Good Governance is motivated by the question of how to support the adoption of good governance norms by decision-makers.
November 20, 2019
ADAPTing Aid: Lessons from Six Case Studies
In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector.
November 15, 2019
Democracy and Governance Innovations in Fragile Contexts
This paper presents our findings, along with recommendations for bilateral donors, multilateral institutions, and practitioners.