[PDF] “Financial Peacebuilding”- Impacts of the Nepalese conflict on the financial sector and its potential for peacebuilding

Author: Ulrike Joras, Swisspeace, Published on: 17 May 2010

The financial sector is assumed to have a catalyst role for economic development…The importance of an adequate financial service provision has also been recognised for post-conflict peacebuilding and reconstruction…This working paper looks at options of how the local financial sector may contribute to post-conflict peacebuilding, taking the specific example of Nepal…Recommendation: External encouragement and awareness-raising is required for the financial sector to see its interlinkages with conflict and peacebuilding and to increase their understanding of the economic long- and short-term benefits of peace for their own operations…

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