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Addressing paramilitary violence and organised crime in war to peace transitions

CIVAD and the Serious Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Evidence (SOC-ACE) research programme are hosting a policy lab, bringing together policymakers, practitioners and researchers whose goal is to support sustainable war …

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The Forum on Illicit Drug Crop Economies in the Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS)

In 2024, we published a Forum on Illicit Drug Crop Economies in the Journal of Peasant Studies consisting of nine articles. The articles address challenges surrounding illicit drug crop cultivation …

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“If the PNIS had been a reliable programme, there wouldn’t be any more coca.”

In this area of Tumaco, characterised by its coconut production, the programme has seen serious delays. As well as the common problems (delayed payments, suspensions, etc), these beneficiaries never received …

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“We managed to grow this cacao ourselves, all thanks to our hard work and not the government.”

“We went into the substitution programme to eradicate coca, and because you need money to invest in a project here. We needed help, my kids are in secondary school and …

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