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Conflict and Development : Lessons from South Asia

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  • Ejaz Ghani
  • Lakshmi Iyer

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South Asia is the second most violent place on earth after Iraq. Conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan have attracted global attention. Parts of India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal have experienced long-running conflict. Conflicts result in death, misery, social trauma, destruction of infrastructure, and have huge spillover effects. What is conflict? Where is it concentrated? Is conflict a problem for development, or a failure of development? What should policy makers do?

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Other Operational Studies with number 10157.

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Keywords: Conflict and Development - Armed Conflict Conflict and Development - Post Conflict Reconstruction Services and Transfers to Poor Peace and Peacekeeping Macroeconomics and Economic Growth - Regional Economic Development Poverty Reduction;

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  1. Paul Collier & V. L. Elliott & Håvard Hegre & Anke Hoeffler & Marta Reynal-Querol & Nicholas Sambanis, 2003. "Breaking the Conflict Trap : Civil War and Development Policy," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, The World Bank, number 13938, February.
  2. Patricia Justino, 2009. "The Impact of Armed Civil Conflict on Household Welfare and Policy Responses," Research Working Papers, MICROCON - A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict 12, MICROCON - A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict.
  3. Ghani, Ejaz & Iyer, Lakshmi, 2010. "Conflict and Development—Lessons from South Asia," World Bank - Economic Premise, The World Bank, The World Bank, issue 31, pages 1-8, September.
  4. Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson & James A. Robinson, 2001. "The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 91(5), pages 1369-1401, December.
  5. Quy-Toan Do & Lakshmi Iyer, 2010. "Geography, poverty and conflict in Nepal," Journal of Peace Research, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Peace Research Institute Oslo, vol. 47(6), pages 735-748, November.
  6. Ahmed, Sadiq, 2009. "Accelerating Growth and Job Creation in South Asia," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press, number 9780198060048 edited by Ghani, Ejaz, October.
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  1. World Bank, 2013. "Pakistan : Finding the Path to Job-Enhancing Growth," World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank 15979, The World Bank.
  2. Menon, Nidhiya & Rodgers, Yana van der Meulen, 2011. "War and women's work : evidence from the conflict in Nepal," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 5745, The World Bank.
  3. Ghani, Ejaz & Iyer, Lakshmi, 2010. "Conflict and Development—Lessons from South Asia," World Bank - Economic Premise, The World Bank, The World Bank, issue 31, pages 1-8, September.
  4. Dutz, Mark A. & O'Connell, Stephen D., 2013. "Productivity, innovation and growth in Sri Lanka : an empirical investigation," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 6354, The World Bank.
  5. McDougal Topher L, 2011. "Predation and Production in a Core-Periphery Model: A Note," Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, De Gruyter, De Gruyter, vol. 17(1), pages 1-10, March.

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