Building resilience in rural livelihood systems as an investment in conflict prevention

This book explores how natural resource management initiatives in more than twenty countries and territories have supported livelihoods and facilitated post-conflict peacebuilding. This chapter sketches three principles to reorient the design and implementation of livelihood interventions in post-conflict developing countries: (1) strengthen resilience of rural livelihoods as an essential investment toward reducing the risk of future conflict; (2) promote equitable governance to underpin resilience in rural livelihoods; and (3) reinforce rights of poor rural people and marginalized groups as an inseparable complement to improving governance.


Ratner, B.D. (2015)
In: Young, H. and L. Goldman (editors), Livelihoods, Natural Resources, and Post-conflict Peacebuilding. London: Earthscan, Page 327-340