Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program
April 2012
 Regional Activities

Visit to the African Development Bank in Tunis

  Visit to the African Development Bank in Tunis From March 19 to 21, the TDRP manager and Senior DDR Specialist were in Tunis to meet with colleagues at the African Development Bank. The objectives of the visit were to:

  • assess the potential for collaboration in the areas affected by the LRA, following the communiqué 299 of the African Union Peace and Security Department
  • present the AU DDR Capacity Program and assess how the AfDB could be involved in its support
  • review AfDB and World Bank respective programs in CAR, South Sudan, DRC and the Republic of Congo.

The TDRP team met with the following units: human development, fragile states, regional department and partnership & cooperation. Several areas of collaboration were identified. The TDRP and AfDB agreed to:

  • Evaluate how the AfDB could be involved in the development of the DDR Resource and Research Center as part of the AU DDR Capacity Program
  • Exchange information about the proposed program to consolidate peace in the Pool region of the Republic of Congo
  • Exchange information on the DDR situation in the Central African Republic
  • Consider a joint mission to LRA-affected areas to assess potential activities (as soon as a request from the AU is received)
  • Plan joint learning events in late 2012/early 2013 on DDR.

Support to LRA-affected countries

Following a request from the US and EU co-chairs of the International Working Group on the LRA, a meeting took place on March 12 between the co-chairs and the World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region. Through the TDRP, the World Bank confirmed that it will continue to support repatriation and reintegration activities led by MONUSCO in eastern DRC. It also committed to assess the feasibility of a regional intervention to support the economic recovery of LRA-affected areas and pave the way for peace and development. The TDRP is developing pilot activities supporting vulnerable groups in LRA-affected areas in Uganda, CAR and DRC.

  DDR Operations
CARCentral Africa Republic

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

In March disbursements rose to $2.44 million, representing 28% of total project funds. The 4 implementing NGOs have started the procurement of seeds and tools to be distributed for the upcoming agricultural season, as well as construction materials to be able to start infrastructure rehabilitation projects.



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

The Feb/March support mission was satisfied with project progress. Demand for demobilization services has recently increased. Mainstreaming activities are ongoing to help build up the capacity of certain ministries to provide continued support to ex-combatants after the project closure.

Rwanda soccer
More images from the soccer Great Lakes Peace Cup Rwanda finals have been added to the slideshow.


 Technical Assistance
DRCDemocratic Republic of Congo

DRC – Support to MONUSCO DDRRR Activities

The TDRP is developing a new approach to support DDRRR (Disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, resettlement, reintegration) )activities in the DRC. This direct support will cover four areas: staffing, psychosocial support, communications and support to LRA affected areas. A mission is planned in two weeks to Goma to discuss with MONUSCO and prepare a detailed plan for this support.


ROCRepublic of Congo

Republic of Congo – Support to consolidation of peace in the Pool region

A 4-member team traveled to RoC from March 26 to April 6 to meet with potential program stakeholders and gather missing information to finalize the project document. The team met with local communities, NGOs, and the concerned ministries.


  New Publications

Uganda Demobilization and Reintegration Program: Beneficiary Assessment
by Anthony Finn, Clare Jefferson, Santa Vusia, Deogratias Yiga

Uganda Beneficiary assessmentThis study documents the reintegration experience of former combatants (reporters) and the communities where they resettled in Uganda. The main analysis is followed by two detailed annexes with a wealth of quantitative data on reporters and the communities where they live.


The Drivers of Reporter Reintegration in Northern Uganda
by Anthony Finn

The Drivers of Reporter Reintegration in Northern UgandaWhat factors within or outside DDR contribute to a successful reintegration experience for former combatants in Uganda? This is the question that this study answers, making useful recommendations applicable to other DDR programs.


TDRP Quarterly Report January/March 2012

Quarterly reportHighlights of the first quarter in 2012 include: a successful conference on "Consolidating Peace after Conflict: the future of DDR", the sharp increase in TDRP disbursements, and an enhanced website.


  Related News

The Implementation Completion and Results Report for the Emergency Demobilization and Reintegration Project in the Dem. Rep. of Congo was issued on March 30. The project spanned 7 years (2004-2011) with a total of $250 million in financing from IDA and the MDRP.

 Upcoming Events

2 May: Seminar on the results and lessons from the Uganda Demobilization and Reintegration Program. 09:00 to 16:30. Hotel Protea in Kampala.

25 April: BBL seminar on the findings from the latest studies on reintegration in Uganda. World Bank, Washington DC.

  New videos

Economic Reintegration in Burundi 

Burundi video Watch the work of a women's agricultural association and see how two former combatants make a living in Cibitoke.

Fair of demobilized combatants in DRC

DRC videoBeautifully crafted leather goods, freshly caught fish, colorful fruit and vegetables, palm oil: all these and more were on showcase at the fair for demobilized combatants in Kinshasa last September.

Contact Us

Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
MSN J 7 - 709
Washington, DC 20433 USA
phone : + 1 (202) 458 9746
fax: +1 (202) 614 0052



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