Policy and Research Papers
Mexico's Reforms and the Prospects for Growth
The structural reforms that Mexico decided to embarked on are now in the difficult process of implementation. The Mexican Institute at the Wilson Center argues that although the need for change is widely recognised, the country faces the toughest challenges in inertia, corruption, inefficient and excessive bureaucracy, low labour productivity, and low confidence in authorities.
Access to Justice in South Sudan
The South Sudan Law Society along with the University for Peace and PAX reflect on the justice options for South Sudanese faced with violent crime, and present ways in which their justice needs can be met in a more effective manner. Empowering people to actively seek out solutions in the justice system entails geographically extending the scope of these services.
Governance, Accountability, and Security in Nigeria
The Africa Center for Strategic Studies' security brief calls for the inclusion of and cooperation with Nigeria's local communities in order to increase security and accountability given that many of the country's security threats are internal. It also provides suggestions on how to increase the accountability of the police, such as clarifying the structure of command and oversight, strengthening merit-based hiring and promotion processes, and better regulating private and voluntary security providers.
The Tahdir Training Programme
Run by the Arab Reform Initiative and the Olof Palme International Center with the collaboration of Ila Souria, the programme aims to train professionals in the reconstruction of Syria. It focuses on local administration, law and security sector reform, and urban planning for sustainable development. Modules on citizenship and democratic decision-making will also be included.