Safi’s Recent Publications

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)
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/05/19632259/socio-economic-costs-crime-violence-papua-new-guinea-recommendations-policy-programs

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)
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/05/20030015/gates-hired-guns-mistrust-business-unusual-cost-crime-violence-businesses-papua-new-guinea

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)
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/05/20037306/trends-crime-violence-papua-new-guinea

“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)
http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469382&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20140220140839

Extractive Industries and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: The Role of Social Accountability, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), October 30, 2013.
http://www.usip.org/publications/extractive-industries-and-peacebuilding-in-afghanistan-the-role-of-social

“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).
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/crisis-prevention-and-recovery/governance_for_peacesecuringthesocialcontract.html

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
http://inec.usip.org/blog/2014/apr/11/bilquis-story-support-social-impact-enterprises-can-help-stabilize-conflict-afghan

“Let them eat buns”: The Power of Non-violent social movements, 21st January 2014
http://inec.usip.org/blog/2014/jan/21/let-them-eat-buns-power-non-violent-social-movements

Can US$3 trillion of Minerals Contribute to Peacebuilding in Afghanistan? 13th November 2013
http://inec.usip.org/blog/2013/nov/13/can-us3-trillion-minerals-contribute-peacebuilding-afghanistan

Could the Failing Economy Help End Conflict in Syria?, 24th September 2013
http://inec.usip.org/blog/2013/sep/24/could-failing-economy-help-end-conflict-syria

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
http://inec.usip.org/blog/2011/nov/14/agents-peace-role-entrepreneurs-peacebuilding-fragile-and-conflict-affected-states

Other Blogs

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