Stabilisation & Reconstruction: Definitions, Civilian Contribution & Lessons Learnt
Rainer Gonzalez Palau, Stefanie Nijssen & Steven A. Zyck
Infrastructure, Governance/Rule of Law & Economic Development KMs
Request for Information: What are a range of definitions of stabilisation and reconstruction (S&R), particularly those used within civilian organisations? In what ways do civilian organisations contribute to S&R? What lessons learnt have been identified in relation to S&R?
Steps Taken in Response: Several members of the CFC’s Afghanistan Team reviewed key policy documents, studies and other materials pertaining to stabilisation and reconstruction (S&R). Given that this request specifically focused upon the civilian side of S&R, the CFC focused its review primarily on documents produced by civilian governmental organisations (GOs), international organisations (IOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).