Debates in Post-Conflict Development in Africa Lessons for Development Agencies

"Post-conflict societies face enormous challenges and international development agencies work in complex and volatile contexts. This brief has argued that in order to do justice to the role that international assistance could play in supporting development, their strategies will need to be based on a politically informed approach. This takes into account the legacy of conflict and the ways in which vulnerability and inequality are perpetuated, and is also reflective about the role of aid itself. To this end, the recommendations above will be a valuable starting point for designing such a strategy. This will not guarantee success, but it will at least be a precondition for it, and will lay the foundation for engagement that is continually evolving and improving."