South-South Cooperation Coherence in a Complex Assistance Framework for Development – The Case of Nigeria
Given its growing importance, SSC has generated diverse interest and debate within the larger development discourse.
The main concern centred on the lack of a systematic framework to account for and compare SSC experiences and interventions.
While there is resistance by Southern providers to adopting the traditional, North-centric approach to defining and accounting for development cooperation, there is emerging consensus on the need for a consistent, systematic approach to reporting on SSC.
At present, solutions to development problems learned in each SSC experience are mostly considered unique cases.
Overall, this situation hinders the scaling up of SSC and derails potential benefits from innovations that could increase impact for sustainable development.
The paper discusses the role the state before the on-going series of wars in Afghanistan started in 1978.
The main focus of the paper, however, is on the role of the Afghan state today in managing conflict between nomads and settlers, and on how that role could evolve.
Thus, the report briefly surveys the relevant legislation, before discussing in detail the role of the state in dispute and conflict resolution.