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[PDF] Private Sector Development in Conflict-Affected Environments - Key Resources for Practitioners

...The aim of this publication is to help PSD [Private Sector Development] practitioners to make better and timelier interventions in conflict affected environments (CAEs)...a peaceful society is one where there is sustained, durable stability and trust between different elements of society. PSD can contribute to this goal, perhaps by seeking to develop businesses that cross the ethnic or other divides...PSD community is well-placed to ensure that economic development is widespread, particularly in countries where the existence of resources such as oil can mean that otherwise wealth remains with a small clique...Research and advocacy in recent years has highlighted several areas of rights violations 'typically' present in conflict contexts that companies can be held legally liable for, and therefore should have an active interest in guarding against...