Research & Public Information

Field-based, action-oriented research is at the core of the RVI's work. The Institute is a leader in social investigation and analysis in areas including human security, political economy and community development. Research strands include electoral processes, land tenure systems, border communities and gender issues. In the realm of public information the Institute has developed an ongoing programme of policy discussion—the Nairobi Forum—and support for cultural centres and institutions of higher education in Somaliland, South Sudan and the DRC. The Institute’s websites provide a growing knowledge resource for the region.

Securing the Peace in Somaliland
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the 2010 presidential elections on peace and security in Somaliland and suggest areas where external assistance could be of value. The... MORE >
Electoral Processes
This programme comprises a series of studies of electoral processes and politics in Eastern and Central Africa. It aims to provide those involved in elections – electoral officials, civil... MORE >
The Sudan Abduction and Slavery Project
The RVI Sudan Abductee Database is the outcome of an eighteen-month field investigation into abduction of Southerners during the north-south civil war in Sudan. The research was designed to... MORE >

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