In Somalia, better education alone is not enough to challenge extremism

A new report from Mercy Corps is challenging standard theories about countering violent extremism interventions by showing that increasing access to secondary education is not enough to deter young people from political violence. They also need opportunities for community engagement.

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  • Sophie Edwards

    Sophie Edwards is a Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.

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