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dc.contributor.authorGrant, J. Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:44:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:44:16Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291907324en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63509-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the external and internal dimensions of post-conflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone. The United Nations, bilateral donors such as the United Kingdom, and transnational non-governmental organizations and aid agencies have been instrumental in providing much-needed external assistance to Sierra Leone during the latter stages of its civil war and in the immediate post-war period. Although foreign aid is a welcome source of external support for reconstruction efforts, it is finite like any other resource. Reconstruction must also address intangible issues such as corruption as well as the healing of society through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Diamond exports hold potential as an internal source to spur economic growth and reconstruction. However, as the article illustrates, many obstacles remain, ranging from governance weaknesses in terms of capacity and domestic regulatory schemes on diamonds to the existence of illicit mining and smuggling of diamonds to regional instability.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2005/49en_US
dc.subject.jelF35en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.jelQ23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSierra Leoneen_US
dc.subject.keywordnatural resourcesen_US
dc.subject.keywordforeign aiden_US
dc.subject.keywordpost-conflict reconstructionen_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordgovernanceen_US
dc.subject.stwB├╝rgerkriegen_US
dc.subject.stwKriegsschadenen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungshilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwSierra Leoneen_US
dc.subject.stwGovernance-Ansatzen_US
dc.titleDiamonds, foreign aid, and the uncertain prospects for post-conflict reconstruction in Sierra Leoneen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn500827400en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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