Reports and papers
Les bailleurs européens et l'approche participative dans le secteur de la sécurité et la justice au Burundi
As a member of the Initiative for Peacebuilding Security Cluster, CRU Research Fellow Sylvie More has written a case study report entitled 'Les bailleurs européens et l'approche participative dans le secteur de la sécurité et la justice au Burundi'.
Previous research has shown that there are few mechanisms allowing for the participation of local communities and civil society in security and justice programmes supported by European donors in Burundi, despite the international commitments signed by these donors and by the Government of Burundi on involving a wide group of stakeholders -including non-state actors- in the development and implementation of national strategies and programmes. This case study seeks firstly to shed light on why this is so in the Burundian context, secondly to identify the main obstacles that European donors face as regards involving local communities and civil society in their security and justice programming, and thirdly to provide insights as to what can be done to overcome these obstacles. The case study forms part of a wider research project conducted by the Initiative for Peacebuilding's Security Cluster on the security and justice policies and programmes of the European Union and its Member States in post-conflict countries.
For more publications and research findings on this topic see: www.initiativeforpeacebuilding.eu