What Role for Business in “Post-conflict” Economic Recovery?

Perspectives from Nepal

Authored by: Lindsay Alexander, Canan Gunduz, and DB Subedi

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Economic Recovery, Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Country: Nepal
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2009
Citation: Alexander, Lindsay, Canan Gunduz, and DB Subedi. What Role for Business in “Post-conflict” Economic Recovery? Perspectives from Nepal. London: International Alert, 2009.

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Nepal’s war-to-peace transition illustrates the complex political and economic causes, as well as legacies, of conflict that significantly shape the chances of success, both for economic recovery and peacebuilding. There can be no successful economic recovery to lay the grounds for inclusive growth without peace and security; conversely, peace and security critically depend on the support of economic actors, and rapid improvement of the economic conditions for conflict-affected people. However, purely technical approaches to both do not offer sufficient space to explore the political economy of a fragile transition process; and so can inadvertently fuel conflict afresh.