Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Timothy D. Sisk

Keywords

DDR, female ex-combatants, Nepal

Abstract

Nearly five years after signing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended ten years of civil war in Nepal, key issues are still unresolved and political progress on implementation has been slow at its best. While every disarmament demobilization and reintegration (DDR) operation is unique, Nepal's DDR process has included atypical conditions such as no government support, continued military command over program participants, an unusually long time spent in cantonments prior to discharge, and the absence of an adequate pre-planning phase. This analysis is presented in the form of a case study and examines the United Nations Interagency Rehabilitation Program response to these challenges using primary documents and interviews conducted with UN staff members in Nepal. The author argues that atypical challenges acted as drivers that resulted in programmatic innovations, including dynamic monitoring and evaluation, a centralized information system, and specific gender supports, that may be applicable to more traditional DDR operations, particularly those with a large female caseload.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Sarabeth Harrelson

File size

73 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

International relations, Gender studies

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