To succeed in Northern Mali, the international community must apply a much broader regional focus beyond current narrow counter-terrorism efforts.
While jihadist groups such as Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) were defeated within Mali in 2013, this article highlights five failings of the intervention logic that suggest this was a tactical rather than strategic defeat.
Support to SMEs in fragile and conflict-affected states has become a priority for the international development community. Yet thorough analysis of the broader institutional context in which these SMEs operate is needed to explain inequalities in the wider enabling environment and to make these interventions successful.
How informal micro and small enterprises can (if they should at all) make the transition into formal enterprises and how this would affect their growth and employment structure