Post-conflict peacebuilding efforts can fail if they do not pay sufficient attention to natural resources. Natural resources – diamonds, oil, and minerals – are frequently at the heart of historic grievances, and have caused or funded at least eighteen conflicts since 1990. The same resources can play a central role in post-conflict peacebuilding, providing revenue for cash-starved governments, basic services for collapsed economies, and means for restoring livelihoods. To date, there is a striking gap in knowledge of what works, what does not, and how to improve peacebuilding through more effective and systematic management of natural resources. Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management addresses this gap by examining the growing literature on the topic and surveying experiences across more than forty post-conflict countries. The six-volume series includes more than 130 chapters from over 200 researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.
Volume 1: High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Volume 2: Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Volume 3: Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Volume 4: Livelihoods, Natural Resources and Post-conflict Peacebuilding Volume 5: Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Volume 6: Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding