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Border Towns, Markets and Conflict

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This report aims to amplify a grounded understanding of the everyday reality of communities in fragile border areas and how conflict shapes their lives. The six towns in this report—covering the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Myanmar and Thailand, South Sudan and Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan, Syria and Turkey, and the Yemen maritime border—illustrate the complexity of political economies in border areas affected by conflict and fragility. Together, the report presents a way of understanding the complex dynamics at play around fragile borders and their effect on trade, governance, and the day-to-day lives of local populations.
Posted June 6, 2022
Related locations: Afghanistan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand
Related programs: Conflict and Fragile Conditions, X-Border Local Research Network