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The Political Economy of Roadblocks in the Central African Republic

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From September 2016 to September 2017, the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) conducted a mapping of roadblocks in the Central African Republic. This data collection campaign also features more than 200 interviews with various actors and was combined with data from other reports on roadblocks to form a comprehensive study on the political economy of roadblocks in the Central African Republic.

Roadblocks are a manifestation of control over trade routes, a formidable source of funding for all parties to the conflict as well as a mechanism to govern and restrict movement.

For more information, please refer to Schouten P. and S. P. Kalessopo (November 2017). The politics of pillage: the political economy of roadblocks in the Central African Republic. Antwerp/Bangui

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