What Works in Preventing Election Violence: Evidence from Liberia and Kenya

Author
Inken von Borzyskowski
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
United States Institute of Peace
Abstract
Drawing on extensive field research in Kenya and Liberia around the 2017 elections in those countries, this report uses local survey data to evaluate the effectiveness of seven prevention measures thought to reduce the risk of election violence. Its recommendations, directed primarily to the international community but offering utility for regional and national agencies, offer ways to strengthen existing practices or address shortcomings and gaps in programming and enhance their ability to shape environments conducive to peaceful elections.
Topic
Politics, Elections, Violence, Peace
Political Geography
Kenya, Africa, Liberia