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Applying mixed methods research to community driven development projects and local conflict mediation : a case study from Indonesia (English)

This paper summarizes the methodological strategies and choices employed in an ongoing research project in Indonesia. The project seeks to (a) understand the trajectories that local level conflicts take, and the factors that lead to resolution, stalemate, or escalation; (b) examine the impact of the Kecamatan Development Project (KDP), a massive World Bank-financed community-driven development project, on the ability of communities to manage conflict; and on that basis (c) make recommendations to those designing and implementing related community-driven development and conflict mediation projects in Indonesia (and, where relevant, elsewhere). ... See More +

Working Paper 34222 JAN 21, 2008

Barron, Patrick; Diprose, Rachael; Smith, Claire Q.; Whiteside, Katherine; Woolcock, Michael

The roots of violence and prospects for reconciliation : a case study of ethnic conflict in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia (English)

This paper presents the results of a qualitative and ethnographic study that researched ethnic conflict in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. One of the main aims of this paper is to show that ethnic violence in Central Kalimantan was not an inevitable clash between two different cultural groups. ... See More +

Brief 31821 FEB 01, 2005

Smith, Claire Q.

Understanding local level conflict in developing countries : theory, evidence and implications from Indonesia (English)

This paper reports results from a study that is attempting to provide a better understanding of the trajectories on local level conflicts in Indonesia. ... See More +

Brief 31018 DEC 01, 2004

Barron, Patrick; Smith, Claire Q.; Woolcock, Michael

Nurturing community capacity to manage local conflict : lessons from Indonesia (English)

On the basis of detailed research in two Indonesian provinces, this report presents an integrated framework for understanding the pathways that conflicts can take, the conditions under which they follow one trajectory rather than other, and the characteristics that make for effective intervention. ... See More +

Working Paper 34225 NOV 05, 2004

Barron, Patrick; Gibson, Chris; Smith, Claire Q.; Woolcock, Michael Disclosed

Do participatory development projects help villagers manage local conflicts ? - a mixed methods approach to assessing the Kecamatan Development Project, Indonesia (English)

Conflict is a normal feature in any society, and can surface for a number of reasons, but it can have creative or destructive consequences. Failure to manage conflict, and prevent it from turning violent can be devastating-causing deaths and destruction, reversing hard-won development gains, and often leaving a trail of grievances that can re-ignite conflict in a never-ending cycle of violence. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 27092 MAR 01, 2004

Barron, Patrick; Diprose, Rachael; Madden, David; Smith, Claire Q.; Woolcock, Michael;