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The Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) is a multi-donor initiative. It is a six-year program (2009-2015) financed by a multi-donor trust fund of US$33.7 million to support the return of ex-combatants to civilian life in Africa. The Program’s donors are the African Development Bank, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, and Sweden. TDRP activities are implemented by a World Bank technical team under the Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience Global Practice (GSURR).
The ultimate strategic goal of the TDRP is to enhance the prospects for stabilization and recovery in Africa.
TDRP follows in the footsteps of the larger regional DDR effort in the Great Lakes region - the Multi-country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP). Operating from 2002 to 2009, the MDRP was the largest Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) program in the world. Through a multi-donor trust fund and the International Development Association (IDA) financing reaching US$500 million, the MDRP supported activities in seven countries coming out of conflict: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Despite being implemented in difficult environments, MDRP supported the demobilization of 280,000 ex-combatants and the reintegration of 230,000. The program made significant contribution to the improved security situation in the Great Lakes Region. For more information on MDRP, please visit http://www.mdrp.org.
The overarching goal of TDRP is to promote peace and security, which in turn facilitates the regional stability and development. Specifically, TDRP aims to
TDRP follows its guiding principles while conducting its projects and operating the program: