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


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Lessons for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: An Evidence-Based Approach

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

Seminar Series

Exploring the Evidence Base for P/CVE

Seminar 1: What Can (not) Work in Women-Centric P/CVE Initiatives?
This seminar focuses on what can work (and what has not worked) in women-centric P/CVE initiatives.
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Seminar 2: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Through Education Initiatives
The second webinar in this series looks at the role that education can play in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).
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Seminar 3: Reviewing the Evidence Base for P/CVE Communications
This webinar provides insight into the role of communication-based interventions in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).
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Seminar 4: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Through Mentorship Initiatives
The fourth webinar in this series reviews the role mentorship interventions play in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).
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Seminar 5: The Contested Relationship Between Youth and Violent Extremism
The fifth webinar in this series considers the role that youth-focused interventions play in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).
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