Mercy Corps on using research to counter violent extremism

Mercy Corps has done a considerable amount of research into the causes of violent extremism in order to better inform and change the way it implements programs. Devex sat down with Rebecca Wolfe, the director of peace and conflict at Mercy Corps to learn about their strategy and what they've learned about what works.

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  • Jennifer Ehidiamen

    Jennifer Ehidiamen is a Nigerian writer who is passionate about communications and journalism. She has worked as a reporter and communications consultant for different organizations in Nigeria and overseas. She has an undergraduate degree in mass communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, and M.A. in business and economics from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. In 2014, she founded Rural Reporters ( with the goal of amplifying underreported news and issues affecting rural communities.