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Review of International Financing Arrangements for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration

by Nicole Ball, Dylan Hendrickson

September 2005 | Report

This review of the experience of international actors in financing disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) processes was launched by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the end of 2004, as part of the Stockholm Initiative on Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (SIDDR).... Read More »

Promoting Security Sector Reform in Fragile States

by Nicole Ball

April 2005 | Report

This paper addresses why the U.S. Government should be concerned about security sector reform (SSR), who should be involved in SSR work, the central elements of an SSR agenda, and its feasibility in fragile states. ... Read More »

Evaluation of the Conflict Prevention Pools: The Security Sector Reform Strategy

by Nicole Ball

March 2004 | Report

In June 2002, Ministers approved a security sector reform (SSR) Strategy, and it became operational at that time based on development work undertaken in the previous year (the Strategy was therefore launched just 13 months before the start of this evaluation).... Read More »

Dilemmas of Security Sector Reform

by Nicole Ball

January 2004 | Report

Security sector reform consists of a broad range of activities involving a wide variety of local stakeholders and external partners. The unifying factor is the focus on democratic governance.... Read More »

Security Sector Governance in Africa: A Handbook

by Nicole Ball

January 2004 | Book

This handbook begins from the premise that people and states must be secure from the fear of violence at the local, national, regional and international levels if an enabling environment for sustainable political and economic development is to be created. ... Read More »

Enhancing Democratic Governance of the Security Sector: An Institutional Assessment Framework

by Nicole Ball, Luc van de Goor, Tsjeard Bouta

January 2003 | Report

Security sector reform has assumed an increasingly prominent role on the international agenda over the last five years. It has been linked with debates on poverty alleviation, sustainable development, professionalization of the security forces, and good governance.... Read More »

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN THE SECURITY SECTOR

by Nicole Ball

February 2002 | Report

That the subject of governance in the security sector is being addressed in the context of rebuilding Afghanistan is, I believe, a reflection of two important shifts in development thinking over the last decade.... Read More »

Integrating Defense into Public Expenditure Work

by Nicole Ball, Malcolm Holmes

January 2002 | Report

The timing and focus of this paper reflect the growing awareness in the donor community of the importance of both security and a well functioning public sector to development.... Read More »

Off-Budget Military Expenditure and Revenue: Issues and Policy Perspectives for Donors

by Nicole Ball, Dylan Hendrickson

January 2002 | Report

This study is part of follow-up work to the February 2000 Security-Sector Reform and Military Expenditure Symposium organized by DFID.... Read More »

Managing Conflict: Lessons from the South African Peace Committees

by Nicole Ball, Chris Spies

November 1998 | Report

In 1948, South Africa instituted a system of racial separation known as apartheid. Apartheid legalized social, economic, and political discrimination favoring the white minority. It governed the allocation of jobs; limited the access of nonwhites to social services such as health, education, and housing; and severely restricted ownership of land.... Read More »

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