Category: Contributions


A Path Forged Over Time

This Strategic Note identifies key thematic features of Brazil’s long history of United Nations operations, from the first one, in 1947, through present-day operations around the world.


Global Report on Urban Health

This timely report comes at a decisive moment in history where we can reshape urban environments and health systems.


What Explains Criminal Violence in Mexico City?

    What Explains Criminal Violence in Mexico City? A Test of Two Theories of Crime There are competing theories of what drives crime in cities and neighbourhoods. Two widely cited theoretical approaches focused on social disorganization and institutional anomie propose different explanations for the


Tackling Gun Violence in India

India has reached the second largest number of homicides in the world, which policies should be applied in order to reverse these statistics?


A Manifesto for the Fragile City

After more than a century of steady city expansion in northern countries, the direction of twenty-first century population growth is shifting southwards. Over the next five decades, Africans, Arabs, and Asians will migrate in unprecedented numbers to cities, especially to their slums. Many of these


Peace and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This briefing examines Brazil’s position on the inclusion of peace within the post-2015 development agenda and also engages with some of the arguments that Brazil has made to date.


Deconstructing the fragile city

Deconstructing the fragile city: exploring insecurity, violence and resilience An emerging social category – the fragile city – can be described as a discrete metropolitan unit whose governance arrangements exhibit a declining ability and/or willingness to deliver on the social contract. Fragility is thus no


Violent disorder in Ciudad Juarez

15/04/2014 Violent disorder in Ciudad Juarez: a spatial analysis of homicide This article considers the extent to which specific demographic and socioeconomic factors correlate with homicidal violence in the context of Mexico’s “war” on organized crime. We draw on Ciudad Juarez as a case study


IPEA – Report for Debate 1892

[In portuguese] This paper analyzes the opportunities for greater participation of Brazilian police officers in United Nations peace operations.


Fragile Cities Rising

A new social category recently emerged on the security and development landscape: the “fragile city”. This article debates the term and challenges to improve their autonomy.

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