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    2 November 2011

A case study of community led disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration in DR Congo. 

This case study describes a community led disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) project carried out by the Congolese NGO Centre Résolution Conflits (CRC) in Nord Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, from 2008 to 2011. This programme was ‘locally led’ – in other words, conceived of and designed by CRC, drawing on 15 years’ experience of work in the Kivus – and funded by two British foundations, the Baring Foundation and John Ellerman Foundation, and by DfID, via the British NGO Peace Direct.

Preliminary evaluation data suggests that this approach may be significantly more effective and less expensive than DDR programmes led by external agencies and that a better combination of local, national and international resources is needed.




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