Table 3. Relative importance of conflict resolution mechanisms.

 

Resolution mechanisms Percent of responses (N=667)
Avoidance:
People don’t report problems, they try to solve them
34.8
Mediation and Negotiation:
People usually rely on clan elders, relatives, neighbors and groups to solve conflicts
29.3
Arbitration:
People report problems to local government leaders (village council)
39.9
Adjudication:
People take problems to courts or are coerced to comply
2.5