Between a rock and a hard place
September 2018
Between a rock and a hard place
Monitoring aid implementation in situations of conflict
Mariska van Beijnum, Willem van den Berg & Erwin van Veen

About the authors

Mariska van Beijnum is a Senior Research Fellow and head of the Clingendael Conflict Research Unit. Mariska’s research focuses on aid architecture and aid effectiveness issues in fragile and conflict-affected situations, and specifically on coordination and coherence issues (whole-of-government / whole-of-system approaches) as well as financing modalities.

Willem van den Berg works for Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit as a research assistant for the Private Sector Development and Peacebuilding Programme. In this capacity he is currently conducting research on the role of the private sector in conflict affected areas.

Erwin van Veen is a senior research fellow with Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit. A political scientist by training, Erwin applies this lens to the analysis of relations between political order, security and justice in conflict-prone environments. Extensive travel in the Middle East also generated Erwin’s lasting interest in the region’s conflicts.

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