Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program
February 2012

Due to a change in format (now web based), this update covers December 2011 and January 2012.
Next updates will resume on a monthly basis.

Regional Activities

High turnout for "Consolidating Peace" Conference

TDRP Conference

The January 24 conference "Consolidating Peace after Conflict: the Future of DDR" drew about 80 participants in Washington, and more than 300 virtually (on livestream and through videoconference). The event highlighted the World Bank's activities in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) operations since the early 1990s and discussed the changing role that the Bank and other partners must take as the nature of conflict and violence evolves. Findings from several new studies in Burundi, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo, were also presented to deepen the understanding of the DDR experience there. Grevisse Ditend, Chief of the DDR Unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo, noted the changing role of the Bank from a mere financier of DDR to a a "knowledge and know how donor".

TDRP ConferenceSee what some of the participants had to say after the conference

TDRP Conference You can access papers, presentations, and video recording from this event here.


African Union DDR Capacity Program

A TDRP team visited the Peace and Security Department of the African Union in Addis in mid January to prepare the first consultation with representatives from the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) scheduled for February. The team also prepared the DDR training of four senior AU staff in Norway in March.

Facility for Quality Enhancement and Innovation

The analysis of data collected in the Democratic Republic of Congo continued in the past two months. One of the studies looked at child soldiers and analyzed the experience of samples of 17/18 year olds demobilized as children, and of 18/19 year olds demobilized as adults. Another study looked at how ex-combatants fared when reintegrated into eastern DRC where conflict is still present. Reports will be published in the coming weeks. In Uganda, a large study on the Information, Referral, and Counseling System (ICRS) was carried out. An ICRS can be a useful tool in contexts other than DDR, and the FQEI team is preparing an ICRS guide, to be published and launched during a workshop in Nairobi in mid-2012.

DDR Operations
New Publications

CARCentral Africa Republic: Community Reintegration Project

TTL: Bernard Harborne
Financing: $8.6 m tdrp logo, $2m JSDF

A bank support mission was in Bangui in December 2011 to continue to work with the four implementing partners (NGOs) in advancing project activities.

RWANDARwanda: 2nd Emergency Demobilization and Reintegration Program

TTL: Pia Peeters -
$8m IDA, $2 m Government of Rwanda,$ 4.5 m MDTF
flags, $4.5 m tdrp logo

A Bank mission was in Kigali in December to support the implementation of the project. The team focused in particular on the mainstreaming component, which aims to transfer the majority of non specialized services from the project to other ministries. All combatants who come forward after the project closes in end 2012 will be processed and supported.


Moving to catch up: Migration of Ex-Combatants in Uganda
by David Baxter and Alexandra Burrall

Ex-Combatants Migration Factors and Links between Migration and DDR Programming
The study analyzes push and pull factors of ex-combatants migration in Uganda, and makes some recommendations to ensure that migration is taken into account in the reintegration phase of DDR programs.

Is Reintegration Still Worth Doing Eight Years After the Ceasefire?
By Magali Chelpi-den Hamer

Situational Analysis of
Ex-Combatants in the Pool Region, Republic of Congo The study gives an overview of the situation in the Pool region, where ninja bases remained until late 2010, and proposes a community reintegration approach to consolidate the peace.

Technical Assistance

The TDRP led a mission to Niger from Dec. 4 to 14. The Bank set up a $15 million Compact Plan with four existing Bank-financed projects to directly assist Nigerien repatriates from Libya with cash transfer, cash for work and economic reinsertion through micro-projects and small irrigation schemes. The TDRP has substantial experience in developing, setting-up and implementing registration systems including Information, Counseling and Referral Systems (ICRS) as well as nationwide communication campaigns for ex-combatants. The TDRP team provided technical assistance as part of its knowledge transfer activities, applying similar approach than in DDR but adapting it to the situation and context in Niger.

Republic of Congo

A TDRP mission went to Brazzaville in early January 2012 to provide technical assistance to the Haut Commissariat à la réintégration des ex-combattants in designing and developing a program that can contribute to promoting peace and maintaining stability in the Pool region.

South Sudan
South Sudan

In early December, a TDRP team visited South Sudan on a scoping mission. The team's objective was to assess the situation and evaluate needs of the DDR Commission. One of the findings is that there are many different stakeholders with different agendas and little coordination. The TDRP proposed to use an ICRS as a vehicle for reintegration. The TDRP and the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) will support the piloting of the ICRS. The work with South Sudan will be placed under the larger technical assistance to the African Union, which will take the lead role in South Sudan.


Upcoming Events
Contact Us

Feb. 21/22: Joint consultation meeting with African Union Peace and Security Department, TDRP and UNOAU with representatives of Regioanl Economic Communities (RECs). This is the first step in the new AU DDR Capacity Program. Addis Ababa

Feb. 23:Seminar “Sustainable reintegration of
ex-combatant: shadow economy and cross border trade”. Second seminar in this series. Addis Ababa


Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program
The World Bank
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MSN J 7 - 709
Washington, DC 20433 USA
phone : + 1 (202) 458 9746
fax: +1 (202) 614 0052


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