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Assessing the Impact of War in Yemen: Pathways for Recovery

March 01, 2021

The Pardee Center in successful with UNDP Yemen has produced two reports on the impact of conflict on development in Yemen.  The first report compared Yemen in conflict to a world in which conflict had not occurred. The second report explores different policy interventions during conflict and concluded that the only way to move Yemen back on a positive development trajectory was to end the war.  Both reports received significant media attention. This third report focuses on post-conflict development in Yemen through examining seven potential recovery scenarios, identifying key leverage points and making recommendations for a strong and sustainable recovery. The report finds that the conflict’s damage will be felt even in recovery but if Yemen can reach a lasting peace deal and pursue and integrated recovery strategy, it can be put on a path to not only catch up with but to surpass its pre-war SDG trajectory by 2050.