Book contributions, policy papers and peer-reviewed journals
Unpacking violent extremism in Afghanistan: Approaches to countering grievance-related violence (working title), (forthcoming Special Report), United States Institute of Peace: Washington
Aid to Civil Society: A Movement Mindset. What external actors can do to support, Special Report, February 2015, United States Institute of Peace: Washington, (with N. Naviwala and M. J. Stephan) http://www.usip.org/events/aid-civil-society-movement-mindset
Women, Conflict and Afghanistan’s extractive industries, June 2014, United States Institute of Peace and Integrity Watch Afghanistan, Kabul. (With M. Durand, and J. Noorani) http://www.iwaweb.org/_docs/reports/eim/women_and_afghanistans_extractive_industries.pdf
‘Trucks Under Siege’: A case study on the cost of crime and insecurity to the transport industry in Papua New Guinea, May 2014,World Bank: Washington. http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/06/11/000350881_20140611161520/Rendered/PDF/886510WP0P12920Case0study0600401402.pdf
The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in PNG: Recommendations for Policy and Programs, Policy Research and Dialogue Series, Paper No.5, May 2014, World Bank: Washington (with A. Willman)
Gates, Hired Guns and Mistrust: Business Unusual:, The costs of crime and violence to businesses in Papua New Guinea, Policy Research and Dialogue Series, Paper No.4, May 2014 World Bank: Washington (with A. Willman)
Drivers of Crime and Violence in Papua New Guinea, Policy Research and Dialogue Series, Paper No.2, May 2014 (revised), World Bank: Washington, (with A. Willman) http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/05/20037307/drivers-crime-violence-papua-new-guinea
Trends in Crime and Violence in Papua New Guinea, Policy Research and Dialogue Series, Paper No.1, May 2014 (revised), World Bank: Washington (with A. Willman)
“Consolidating peace through “Aceh Green” economic development strategy”(2014) in Bruch, C. (ed) Strengthening Post-conflict Peacebuilding Through Natural Resource Management Vol 4: Governance, Environmental Law Institute and UNEP, Earthscan.
‘They are not like us: Understanding Social Exclusion’, DEC Policy Research Working Paper, February 2014, World Bank: Washington (with A. Sacks and R. Heltberg)
Extractive Industries and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: The Role of Social Accountability, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), October 30, 2013.
“Forced Displacement: Moving from managing risk to facilitating opportunity”, Background Paper for the World Development Report 2014, February 25th, 2013, World Bank: Washington, http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTNWDR2013/Resources/8258024-1352909193861/8936935-1356011448215/8986901-1380568255405/WDR14_bn_Forced_Displacement_Lakhani.pdf
‘Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract’, United Nations Development Programme, 2012, UNDP: New York (with multiple authors).
Featured Contributor for the International Network for Economics and Conflict
Bilquis’ Story: Support for Social Impact Enterprises can Help Stabilize Conflict in Afghanistan, 11th April 2014
“Let them eat buns”: The Power of Non-violent social movements, 21st January 2014
Can US$3 trillion of Minerals Contribute to Peacebuilding in Afghanistan? 13th November 2013
Could the Failing Economy Help End Conflict in Syria?, 24th September 2013
Business as Usual in Fragile States? Part 1: Leveraging aid for private sector development, 17th June 2013 http://inec.usip.org/blog/2013/jun/17/business-usual-fragile-states-part-1-leveraging-aid-private-sector-development
Agents of Peace?: Entrepreneurs in fragile and conflict contexts, November 2011
What does social exclusion have to do with the Attacks at Westgate, Nairobi? Asking the Right Questions, 12th November, World Bank ‘People, Spaces and Deliberation’ Blog http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/what-does-social-exclusion-have-do-attacks-westgate-nairobi-asking-right-questions
Fighting The Good Fight? Making sense of the Nairobi Westgate massacre, Open Democracy, 18 October 2013, https://www.opendemocracy.net/sadaf-lakhani/fighting-good-fight-making-sense-of-nairobi-westgate-massacre