Dec 2021 – Dec 2024
The P3A project will advance the understanding of how, and under what conditions, private sector development exacerbates or mitigates conflict in Africa.
Despite the accelerating interest in the private sector as a sustainable development actor, the conditions under which they support or undermine peace-positive outcomes remain unclear. Recognising the imperative to fill this knowledge gap, P3A constitutes a continent-wide comparative research project studying how the private sector can both exacerbate and mitigate conflict in Africa.
P3A unites researchers at PRIO, Stellenbosch University, the Wharton School of Business, Copenhagen Business School and the Centre for Environment and Development at the University of Oslo. Utilising continent wide disaggregated quantitative analyses and focused case comparison, the project will: