n Conflict Trends - The cost of peace

Volume 2008, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Much has been researched and written about the cost of conflict in Africa - the financial cost of waging war, the human cost and the loss to economic growth. This focus has likely been driven by the fact that 31 African nations have experienced violent conflict since the early 1990s. These wars have shattered the lives of million of Africans, but have also exacted a heavy economic toll. Moss and Patrick's analysis of World Bank data shows the extent of that loss.

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