Research Effectiveness: The Case of the Mindanao Conflict

By Steven Rood Research is most useful for development practitioners when it is embedded in the entire endeavor, directing and directed by actions and reflections throughout implementation, rather than being something done initially to design a project and at the end to evaluate it. The root of The Asia Foundation’s conflict management initiatives in the Philippines was a decision in […]

The Boundaries of Evidence in Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

By Jeroen Adam In The Asia Foundation’s recent report, “Subnational Conflict and International Development Assistance,” the authors argue that a sustainable solution to the many subnational conflicts plaguing different countries in Asia will ultimately depend on a true political transformation. As explained by the authors, subnational conflicts are rooted in entrenched horizontal inequalities as minority ethnic populations are systematically excluded from access to […]

Fighting for peace? The strange contradictions in the current Zamboanga standoff

Mindanao – When 200 MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) fighters attempted to raise their flag of independence in the city hall of the city of Zamboanga on September 10, a standoff began which not only hit the headlines of the Philippine newspapers but also received considerable international attention.  While this attempt was thwarted by the Philippine security forces, the […]

September 14th, 2013|Jeroen Adam, Philippines|1 Comment|