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Pooled Funding for Transition at the Country Level

by Nicole Ball, Mariska van Beijnum

November 2010 | Report

In recent years, the international aid community has committed itself to international initiatives and agreements that underline the importance of harmonising aid activities – the so-called aid effectiveness agenda.... Read More »

The Evolution of the Security Sector Reform Agenda

by Nicole Ball

January 2010 | Report

The security sector reform (SSR) agenda emerged within development and security policy circles in the late 1990s in recognition of the need for a broader approach to security assistance and an alternative way of thinking about the role of the security services in the political and economic lives of countries. ... Read More »

Review of the Peacebuilding Fund

by Nicole Ball, Mariska van Beijnum

June 2009 | Report

The Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) was established in 2006 to support interventions of direct and immediate relevance to the peacebuilding process and contribute towards addressing critical gaps in that process, in particular in areas for which no other funding mechanism is available. ... Read More »

Promoting Conflict Prevention through Security Sector Reform: Review of Spending on Security Sector Reform through the Global Conflict Prevention Pool

by Nicole Ball, Luc van de Goor

June 2008 | Report

Security sector reform (SSR) is a key area of work for the UK government. This is based on the recognition that security and access to justice are essential to conflict prevention; stabilisation of fragile and conflict affected environments; investment and economic development; sustainable development and poverty reduction; counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics; reducing trans-national serious and organized crime.... Read More »

Security and Justice Sector Reform Programming in Africa

by Nicole Ball, Piet Biesheuvel, Tom Hamilton-Baillie, ‘Funmi Olonisakin

April 2007 | Report

Security and Justice Sector Reform (SJSR) has assumed an increasingly prominent role on the international policy agenda since the end of the 1990s.... Read More »

Democratic Governance and the Security Sector in Conflict-Affected Countries

by Nicole Ball

January 2007 | Book

A safe and secure environment for people, communities, and state is an essential condition for sustainable, political and social development, and conflict mitigation.... Read More »

Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: Mapping Issues, Dilemmas and Guiding Principles

by Nicole Ball, Luc van de Goor

August 2006 | Report

The process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants plays a critical role in transitions from war to peace.... Read More »

Squaring the Circle: Security Sector Reform and Transformation and Fiscal Stabilisation in Palestine

by Nicole Ball, Peter Bartu, Adriaan Verheul

January 2006 | Report

This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development in order to explore the linkages between security-sector reform and transformation, including downsizing of the Palestine National Security Forces, at a time of political instability, on the one hand, and fiscal stabilisation and financial management over the medium term under conditions of significant economic uncertainty, on the other hand.... Read More »

“Civil Society Actors in Defence and Security Affairs”

by Nicole Ball

January 2006 | Report

A safe and secure environment for people, communities and states is an essen- tial co-condition for sustainable economic, political and social development and conflict mitigation.... Read More »

Trends in Security Sector Reform (SSR): Policy, Practice and Research

by Nicole Ball, Dylan Hendrickson

November 2005 | Report

The security sector reform agenda emerged within development and security policy circles in the late 1990s in recognition of the need for a broader approach to security assistance.... Read More »

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