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Accelerating the Transition From Conflict to Sustainable Growth

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Author(s): 
Saperstein Adina
Campbell Ruth
Publication date: 
Friday, February 1, 2008

This document explores the existing literature for lessons, tools and insights on the development and implementation of economic recovery and growth programs in conflict-affected environments. The paper examines the causes and impacts of conflict through the lens of economic growth, including the constraints and opportunities created by conflict for each element of the value chain framework. This is followed by an analysis of the implications for design and implementation of value chain-based interventions in conflict-affected environments. Preliminary conclusions are drawn concerning how the value chain approach can contribute to the sustainable rebuilding of market systems in conflict-affected situations. Several tools are identified for development.