About the book
This publication discusses the political economy of the conflict that took place in Guinea-Bissau in 1998, the difficulties in negotiating its end, and the tasks that now face donors and national actors in creating a state capable of directing the development process. The volume focuses in particular on problems on the creation of a state that is democratically accountable. It argues that the current institutional distinction between emergency relief and development aid hinders an effective focus on conflict prevention. Ultimately the study proposes a strategy for donors in their efforts to achieve reconstruction, political stability and economic reform in Guinea-Bissau.