Policy and Research Papers

Partners in crime? The impacts of Europe’s outsourced migration controls on peace, stability and rights

Migration into Europe has fallen since 2015, when more than one million people fleeing conflict and hardship attempted sea crossings. But deaths and disappearances in the central Mediterranean have shot up. This report analyses the European Union’s and European governments’ outsourcing of migration controls in ‘partner’ countries such as Turkey, Libya and Niger. It explores who benefits from this system, exposes its risks and explains who bears the costs. It also provides recommendations for European leaders on how to move toward a humane model for migration that refocuses on EU commitments to human rights, conflict prevention and sustainable development.

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Continental Results Framework for Reporting and Monitoring on the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa (2018 - 2028)

This Continental Framework for Reporting and Monitoring on the Implementation of Women Peace and Security Agenda was launched in February 2019. 

The Continental Results Framework (CRF) for Monitoring and Reporting on the WPS Agenda in Africa has been in the making for the past 4 years beginning 2014, when the Office of the Special Envoy (OSE) was endowed with the duty to develop a monitoring and evaluation tool on the implementation of the WPS agenda in Africa. 

This tool provides a policy framework for tracking the progress made on implementing the commitments on WPS by the Commission and the Member States through the various instruments. 

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Security Sector Reform Assessment Framework

The Security Sector Reform Assessment Framework by the Folke Bernadotte Academcy is intended to facilitate information gathering and analysis in support of decision-making, programming, monitoring and evaluation. While primarily based on Swedish conditions, the framework may serve as an outline for assessments carried out by other governments, institutions and organizations. As such, the FBA sees the framework as a living document, to be continuously updated and developed, and therefore encourages feedback on the material to improve future editions.

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International support to Security Sector Reform in Ukraine: a mapping of SSR projects

In 2015, the Swedish National Contact Group for Security Sector Reform (NCSSR) conducted an SSR assessment of Ukraine on behalf of the Swedish government. Building on this experience, and on the report submitted to the Swedish government, the FBA has continued to work on mapping international support to SSR in Ukraine. This publication is a contribution to information-sharing and coordination in favour of an effective, affordable, accountable and transparent security sector in Ukraine.

Find out more about this mapping here

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Swedish Strategy for Sustainable Peace 2017–2022

The aim of Swedish international development cooperation is to create preconditions for better living conditions for people living in poverty and under oppression. Development cooperation will be based on the principles of aid effectiveness, and the new international agreements the international community agreed upon in 2015. The overall objective of the Strategy for sustainable peace is to contribute to the prevention of armed conflict, effective conflict resolution, sustainable peacebuilding, and state-building increased human security in fragile and conflict-affected states, and empowerment of women as well as of youth, children and other excluded groups in these situations. The strategy will apply between 2017–2022 and covers the funds allocated in the appropriation directions of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) for each budget year.

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