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“Everything that moves will be taxed”: the political economy of roadblocks in North and South Kivu

IPIS puts roadblocks on the map as key mechanism of conflict funding besides natural resources, revealing its devastating scope in funding armed actors in Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic Mapping over a thousand roadblocks,  IPIS shows the shocking extent of armed predation on trade routes in conflict-ridden Central Africa. Roadblocks, IPIS claims, […]

The Politics of Pillage: the political economy of roadblocks in the Central African Republic

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IPIS puts roadblocks on the map as key mechanism of conflict funding besides natural resources, revealing its devastating scope in funding armed actors in Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic Mapping over a thousand roadblocks, IPIS uncovers the shocking extent of armed predation on trade routes in conflict-ridden Central Africa. Roadblocks, IPIS claims, […]

« Laissez-piller » L’économie politique des barrières routières en République centrafricaine

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IPIS, l’institut belge de recherche, dresse la carte des barrages routiers et pointe leur rôle clé dans les mécanismes de financement des conflits en Afrique centrale et des acteurs armés en République démocratique du Congo(RDC) et en République centrafricaine. Deux rapports de IPIS  révèlent l’étendue de l’emprise des acteurs armés sur les routes commerciales en […]

« Tout ce qui bouge sera taxé » : l’économie politique des barrières routières au Nord et Sud Kivu

IPIS dresse la carte des barrages routiers et pointe leur rôle clé dans les mécanismes de financement des conflits en Afrique centrale et des acteurs armés en République démocratique du Congo(RDC) et en République centrafricaine. Deux rapports de IPIS  révèlent l’étendue de l’emprise des acteurs armés sur les routes commerciales en Afrique centrale, une région […]

Artisanal Gold Monitoring Pilot

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With the support of the Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA), IPIS set up its Artisanal Gold Monitoring Pilot in Mambasa (Ituri Province, DRC) between April 2016 and July 2017. This involved developing a low-cost methodology to produce a continuous data flow on a wide range of indicators related to the operational, security […]

Surplus and Illegal Small Arms, Light Weapons and their Ammunition: the consequences of failing to dispose and safely destroy them

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This joint report by IANSA and IPIS documents recent failures in some countries across world regions to properly dispose of and destroy excess small arms and light weapons (SALW), and their ammunition. It illustrates the different ways that excessive, poorly secured, weapons, especially firearms and ammunition, leak out into the hands of abusers and to […]

Artisanal Gold Monitoring Pilot – Progress reports

With the support of the Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA), IPIS set up its Artisanal Gold Monitoring Pilot in Mambasa (Ituri Province, DRC) between April 2016 and July 2017. The findings of the research are summarized in three progress reports, which can be found below, and a final monitoring report, which can […]

Fatal Freight: Ships, Guns and Human Rights Abuses

TransArms and IPIS undertook a thorough research of the responsibilities of states and companies involved in the transfer of military equipment by sea under customary international law. The maritime transport is by far the main modality for the transfers of military equipment and commodities.  The report considers cases of irresponsible shipments of arms and military commodities […]