UN-World Bank Prevention Report Input

01/03/2017 - 29/04/2017

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In 2017, the UN and the World Bank requested DCAF's support in their planned study on the prevention of violent conflict. DCAF, as subject matter experts, contributed its knowledge of how SSR has supported prevention. DCAF provided the UN and the World Bank with a short paper setting out examples and evidence of how SSR has supported the prevention of conflict. This enabled the UN and the World Bank to include examples of how SSR has contributed to prevention in their report. 

To access the briefing paper by DCAF-ISSAT, The Contribution and Role of SSR in the Prevention of Violent Conflict, kindly follow the link. 

For the preliminary report from the World Bank and UN, Pathways for Peace – Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict : Main Messages and Emerging Policy Directions, kindly follow the link. 

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Mandate outputs / products

A short paper (15 pages) setting out examples suitable for inclusion in the UN-World Bank report. 

Outcome objectives of mandate

  • Creating Knowledge Products: The expected outcome of this process is the inclusion of relevant evidence of the contribution of SSR to prevention, including DCAF efforts, in one of the premier development publications of the year. This will strengthen the relevance and relationship between the SSR agenda and that of prevention-focused activities.

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