LINKING VIOLENCEREDUCTION ANDDEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES INURBAN SETTINGSMANINDER GILLSECTOR MANAGER, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTLATIN A...
Overall Context   Violence reduction is an emerging issue at the World    Bank   Focus on preventive aspects of violence...
Challenges   Limited institutional mandate – only prevention   Difficult to work directly on important issues such as:  ...
Strengths   Ability to work across multiple sectors: urban, social, public    sector, health, education, private sector e...
Strengths (Cont’d)   Ability to strengthening the evidence base on urban    violence reduction       Regional and sector...
Strengths (Cont’d)   Ability to work through multiple instruments         Analytical studies         Investment lending...
Key Lessons   Bring violence reduction into the public and political    discourse, backed by numbers and evidence   Incr...
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Maninder Gill - World Bank

  1. 1. LINKING VIOLENCEREDUCTION ANDDEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES INURBAN SETTINGSMANINDER GILLSECTOR MANAGER, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTLATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN REGIONTHE WORLD BANK
  2. 2. Overall Context Violence reduction is an emerging issue at the World Bank Focus on preventive aspects of violence reduction World Bank and client countries increasingly view it as a “core development issue” World Bank provides analytical, lending, convening and advisory services on the topic
  3. 3. Challenges Limited institutional mandate – only prevention Difficult to work directly on important issues such as:  Gun control  Enforcement  Reform of security agencies Difficult to lend large amounts of resources for violence reduction
  4. 4. Strengths Ability to work across multiple sectors: urban, social, public sector, health, education, private sector etc. (Citizen Security Beam in LCR) Ability to work on a range of deep causes and risk factors in urban settings: domestic violence, school-based violence, community disintegration, urban decay, inequality and exclusion, lack of opportunities for youth etc. Ability to mainstream violence reduction within a number of sectors in urban space (urban development, social development, transport, health, education, public sector management, private sector development etc.)
  5. 5. Strengths (Cont’d) Ability to strengthening the evidence base on urban violence reduction  Regional and sector studies  Impact evaluations  Information systems “Knowledge Bank” – Special “hive” on Conflict, Crime and Violence
  6. 6. Strengths (Cont’d) Ability to work through multiple instruments  Analytical studies  Investment lending  Development Policy Loans  Help indirectly raise sensitive issues  Help create new institutions if necessary  Public Expenditure Reviews
  7. 7. Key Lessons Bring violence reduction into the public and political discourse, backed by numbers and evidence Increase awareness among decision-makers about approaches that can work Strengthen, and help build trust in municipal institutions accountable for addressing armed violence

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