Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program
South Sudan DDR Pilot Reintegration Project
Findings, Lessons and Tools for Future Use
October 2014

Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) has been found to be a critical component of consolidating peace, establishing stability, and allowing recovery and development to take root. Since 2011 the Government of the Republic of South Sudan has been developing a new nationally led and owned DDR Programme aimed at enhancing the country’s stability and prosperity by facilitating the return to productive civilian life of former members of the National Organized Forces (NOFs). The government determined that the process would begin with a DDR pilot programme during which lessons could be learned and incorporat­ed before scaling up to the full caseload. The Republic of South Sudan’s National DDR Commission (NDDRC) officially requested the Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) of the World Bank to Pilot the Reintegration Component of the DDR Programme Pilot Phase. This was facilitated by funding from KfW of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The primary goal of the NDDRC’s Pilot Reintegration Project was to test reintegration approaches and modalities and develop actionable lessons to inform and improve the Republic of South Sudan’s future DDR programming. At the same time, the pilot was to develop tools for use in future DDR tranches and enhance the capacity of NDDRC staff and systems. This pilot was conducted in 2013-2014 and we are pleased to make available here full documentation on the lessons learned, process and activities as well as all manuals, curriculum and training materials developed throughout the pilot reintegration project.

    Lessons and Findings from the Pilot - Project Management Documentation PDF 9.39MB (full report)
Lessons and Findings from the Pilot - Project Management Documentation
    Detailed Process and Lessons - Implementing Partner Documentation PDF 14.84MB (full report)
etailed Process and Lessons - Implementing Partner Documentation
    Tools for Future Use - Livelihoods Support Training Materials and Start-Up Kit Report PDF 7.29MB (full report)
ools for Future Use - Livelihoods Support Training Materials and Start-Up Kit Report
    Tools for Future Use - ICRS and M&E Manuals PDF 4.95MB (full report)
ools for Future Use - ICRS and M&E Manuals

The TDRP would like to thank KfW for their support of this critical endeavor and the NDDRC leadership and staff for their dedication and our true partnership in this work. In addition, we would like to thank our Implementing Partners: UNICON, IOM South Sudan and Adam Smith International, as well as the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), UNMISS, UNESCO and the project consultants for their valuable contributions.

While the current events necessitate attention to emergency needs, the current conflict only further underscores the importance to the country and the nation’s overall recovery and development of disarming, demobilizing and peacefully reintegrating former soldiers to rejoin civilian life. We herein present the findings, lessons and tools developed in the 2013-2014 Pilot Reintegration Project to facilitate this progress.

 



 

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