In this podcast (10 min), Clingendael's Senior Research Fellow Erwin van Veen presents suggestions for improving security and justice programmes. Joining him in the debate are Craig Valters (Overseas Development Institute), Debra Ladner (The Asia Foundation) and Hans Rouw (PAX).The backdrop for these suggestions is that a fair number of programs that seek to strengthen security and/or justice in conflict-prone environments do not deliver well on their stated purpose - irrespective of whether it is defined in terms of development or statecraft. Yet, there is little sense of urgency amongst the international community concerning this state of affairs. This is in part because existing accountability mechanisms, bureaucratic inertia and skills shortages create a placidity that prevents space for experimentation with alternative approaches from emerging.
Their conversation takes place during an Interactive Brainstorm of the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law on 10 May 2016.
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