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Sometimes, these co-operative groups constitute the basis for new livelihoods (the success of Mozambique’s women in growing and supplying food to wartime Maputo), keeping people above the poverty line or helping them to cross it. However, the chronically poor have the least access to the assets and networks necessary to achieve this. During wartime, people become reluctant to create new businesses or to invest in their farms. This reduces overall economic activity and employment: not only does the total level of investment by large, small, and micro-enterprises fall, it also becomes very distorted – leaning towards activities that deliver a quick profit (especially trading in scarce commodities) and away from investing in activities that have a longer-term (but now more uncertain) pay-off.

In 2005, Swiss banks were forced by the country’s supreme court to return US$505 million of funds looted by the late General Sani Abacha (World Bank and Government of Nigeria 2006). 5 billion remains outstanding. The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention recently celebrated its first ten years: it imposes criminal penalties on OECD nationals engaged in bribing overseas (and ended the tax-deductibility of overseas bribes in France and Germany). Nevertheless, the UK has yet to bring a single prosecution, and the government’s decision to cease the BAE Saudi Arabia investigation – claiming ‘national interest’ – has been roundly criticized, not least by the OECD Working Group on Bribery (of which the UK is a member) (OECD 2007: 8).

This is to be expected, since belligerents must commit to working to resolve the differences between them. But cynicism quickly sets in when promises are not followed up by actions. Unfortunately, post-conflict countries often have the weakest capacities of all to implement successfully, especially when action is needed to reduce the spatial (and other horizontal) inequalities that often underlie conflict. Central government, let alone local government, is often not up to the task, and much needs to be done to build the necessary capacity.

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