The proof of the pudding…

Research uptake and Employment for Stability research programme. The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law and its Working Group Employment for Stability are keen to maximise the social impact of its research programme ‘Employment for Stability.’ It means that research should not be carried out for purely academic learning only, but that it should also be used in practice to increase...
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Performance based financing for improving security?

From May till November 2014 I did a number of missions for VNG-International (International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities) to DR Congo and to Burundi as part of a team of (local) experts. One of the aims was to prepare a security plan together with local actors as the municipal administrator, local civil society, the prosecutor, a judge, police and others in...
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Learning evaluation of Crisis Action

Johan te Velde of Double Loop has just finished an evaluation on the international NGO Crisis Action. Crisis Action was founded in 2004. It was clear that up-to-date information, clever coordination and efficient campaign tactics would be needed to compel world leaders to take action to protect civilians. Now, 10 years later, Crisis Action is filling exactly this niche, not only in the UK but...
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Many activities of the Working Group Employment for Stability – Johan te Velde

Job creation and collaboration of private sector actors and development practitioners in fragile states has taken centre stage in international thinking on transforming societies coined by fragility and war into peaceful and thriving societies. However, although the link between employment creation and greater stability is widely assumed, there is a need for more field-testing and proof based on...
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Working Group Employment for Stability

The working group Employment for Stability within the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, which forms part of a knowledge management initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is facilitated by Johan te Velde of Double Loop. Latest information can be found here, and from July 2013 the platform will have its own website. The leading question of the working group is to what degree...
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