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Cover image: Where Surgery is Difficult: Overcoming Barriers to Access in Chiapas, Mexico
Case study

Where Surgery is Difficult: Overcoming Barriers to Access in Chiapas, Mexico

Authors: Steve Reifenberg, Luke Maillie

Keough School of Global Affairs, May 2021

In rural Chiapas, Mexico, poor patients often struggle to accesss surgical care and other medical treatment, even though access is guaranteed by law under the Mexican constitution. This case examines an innovative approach developed by Compañeros en Salud to accompany patients from rural communities...

Topics: Health

Cover image: Where Surgery is Difficult: Overcoming Barriers to Access in Chiapas, Mexico
Cover image: The Role of Religious Engagement in Implementing the Global Fragility Act
Policy report

The Role of Religious Engagement in Implementing the Global Fragility Act

Authors: Gerard Powers, Ebrahim Moosa, R. Scott Appleby

Keough School of Global Affairs, September 2020

The bipartisan Global Fragility Act of 2019 mandates strategic coordination across the federal government to strengthen the capacity of the United States to prevent violence and increase stability in areas of the world most vulnerable to conflict. Key agencies must jointly establish a comprehensive...

Topics: Religion

Cover image: The Role of Religious Engagement in Implementing the Global Fragility Act
Cover image: Executive Summary, The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation
Policy report

Executive Summary, The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation

Authors: Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative, part of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs

Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative, part of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs, May 2021

The Kroc Institute’s fifth comprehensive report, The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation, discusses the Final Accord’s status of implementation in the period between December 2019 and November 2020, based on the monitoring methodology designed...

Topics: Peacebuilding

Cover image: Executive Summary, The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation

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Policy report

El Acuerdo Final de Colombia en tiempos del COVID-19: Apropiación institucional y ciudadana como clave de la implementación

Authors: Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative, part of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs

Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative, part of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs, May 2021

Este informe muestra el estado de la implementación del Acuerdo Final en el periodo comprendido entre diciembre de 2019 y noviembre de 2020, conforme a la metodología de seguimiento diseñada por el Instituto Kroc. El informe presenta una visión cuantitativa y cualitativa de la...

Topics: Peacebuilding

Policy report

Executive Summary, The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation

Authors: Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative, part of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs

Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative, part of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs, May 2021

The Kroc Institute’s fifth comprehensive report, The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation, discusses the Final Accord’s status of implementation in the period between December 2019 and November 2020, based on the monitoring methodology designed...

Topics: Peacebuilding

Policy report

Resumen ejecutivo, El Acuerdo Final de Colombia en tiempos del COVID-19: Apropiación institucional y ciudadana como clave de la implementación

Authors: Matriz de Acuerdos de Paz Iniciativa Barómetro, parte del Instituto Kroc de Estudios Internacionales de Paz en la Escuela Keough de Asuntos Globales

Matriz de Acuerdos de Paz Iniciativa Barómetro, parte del Instituto Kroc de Estudios Internacionales de Paz en la Escuela Keough de Asuntos Globales, May 2021

El quinto informe integral del Instituto Kroc, El acuerdo final colombiano en la era del COVID-19: la propiedad institucional y ciudadana es clave para la implementación, muestra el estado de la implementación del Acuerdo Final en el periodo comprendido entre diciembre de 2019 y...

Topics: Peacebuilding

Case study

Where Surgery is Difficult: Overcoming Barriers to Access in Chiapas, Mexico

Authors: Steve Reifenberg, Luke Maillie

Keough School of Global Affairs, May 2021

In rural Chiapas, Mexico, poor patients often struggle to accesss surgical care and other medical treatment, even though access is guaranteed by law under the Mexican constitution. This case examines an innovative approach developed by Compañeros en Salud to accompany patients from rural communities...

Topics: Health

Working paper

Violence in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Author: Gema Kloppe-Santamaría

Kellogg Institute, May 2021

Despite the formal end of civil war and armed conflict, Mexico continued to experience significant levels of violence during the 1930s and 1940s. This period has traditionally been associated with the process of pacification, institutionalization, and centralization of power that enabled the consolidation of...

Topics: Civil & Human Rights

Working paper

Operation Condor, The War on Drugs, and Counterinsurgency in the Golden Triangle (1977-1983)

Author: Adela Cedillo

Kellogg Institute, May 2021

In the late 1960s, the Mexican government launched a series of counternarcotics campaigns characterized by the militarization of drug production zones, particularly in the northwestern region—the so-called Golden Triangle, epicenter of both production and trafficking of marijuana and opium poppy since the 1930s. Operations...

Topics: Peacebuilding, Policy

Policy brief

Maximizing Returns on Data Science Investments: The Evolution of Data-Driven Decision-Making in Development

Authors: Michael Cooper, Paul Perrin

Pulte Institute, May 2021

This policy brief was developed to assist decision-making in the field of international development on when and how to best utilize data science methods. It is meant to assist all levels of decision-making (from the field to the boardroom) as well as development actors...

Topics: Business & Economics

Working paper

Estimating the Effect of Christian Messages on Civic Engagement: Evidence from a Community-Collaborative Study in Zambia

Authors: Elizabeth Sperber, Gwyneth McClendon, O'Brien Kaaba

Kellogg Institute, April 2021

A significant literature suggests that religious conviction can drive political participation, perhaps because religious people internalize a moral obligation to act toward the common good and/or because religious conviction gives people a sense that their actions will make a difference. This paper presents findings...

Topics: Culture & Society, Religion

Policy report

Assessing Implementation of the 2020 US-Taliban Peace Accord

Author: Madhav Joshi

Keough School of Global Affairs, March 2021

Assessing Implementation of the 2020 US-Taliban Peace Accord provides an overview of the current implementation status of the agreement negotiated between the Taliban and the United States signed on February 29, 2020. Using the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM)—a methodology for monitoring and assessing implementation of...

Topics: Governance, Peacebuilding

Policy report

The Presidential Transition Index: Contemporaneous Assessments of the Trump-Biden Transition

Authors: Paul Friesen, Rachel Gagnon, Shadwa Ibrahim, William Kakenmaster, Maggie Shum

Keough School of Global Affairs, January 2021

The Trump-Biden transition was perhaps the most closely watched and politically fraught presidential transition in modern United States history. As the transition concludes, a new report published by the Keough School of Global Affairs provides a timely assessment of the state of the transition...

Topics: Governance


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