Prevention Project

A comprehensive research programme on the effectiveness of countering violent extremism projects.




Over the past two years, RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict group has conducted extensive research on the effectiveness of global preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions. The Prevention Project aims to analyse P/CVE interventions to look at ‘what can work and what has not worked’.

The Prevention Project conducted a detailed analysis of the evidence base and mapped over 1,500 projects implemented by around 900 organisations in 100 countries, spanning a wide variety of themes within the research space.

Project outputs


Access the published outputs of this project.

The Contested Relationship Between Youth and Violent Extremism: Assessing the Evidence Base in Relation to P/CVE Interventions
A Template for the Global South? Understanding the Promises and Pitfalls of Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism in Kenya
How Effective Are Mentorship Interventions? Assessing the Evidence Base for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
Through the Looking Glass: Assessing the Evidence Base for P/CVE Communications
The Prevention Project: Introduction to the Publication Series
Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Through Education Initiatives: Assessing the Evidence Base
What Can Work (and What Has Not Worked) in Women-Centric P/CVE Initiatives: Assessing the Evidence Base for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
Research Methodology: The Prevention Project

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