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11 Mar 2014 description


  • TDRP participated in Global DDR Summit in December 2-3, Santa Marta, Colombia

  • South Sudan Reintegration Pilot Project entered the reintegration phase

  • DDR Facebook page reached 18,000 followers

  • Great Lakes Peace Cup tournament finalist for international Peace & Sport Award

  • African Union DDR Capacity Program Consultative Workshop

12 Dec 2013 description


  • TDRP programmatic extension obtained

  • AU seminar on Children Affected by Armed Conflict and UNSCR 1325 convened

  • Final evaluation of the empowerment of social-economic associations pilot project conducted

  • South Sudan Reintegration Pilot Project entered the reintegration phase

  • Official premiere of the documentary Scoring for Peace held

  • TDRP Facebook page and Scoring for Peace website created

03 Dec 2013 description

The World Bank’s Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) supported thousands of conflict-affected and vulnerable people in areas of Central Africa ravaged by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict. The pilot project ‘Consolidation of Peace through Empowering Socio-economic Associations’ responded to the urgent needs of the most affected communities with significant results.

14 Oct 2013 description


  • Regional Activities: African Union – United Nations – World Bank/TDRP partnership expanded

  • Somalia: joint African Union/UNOAU/TDRP mission

  • South Sudan: Republic of South Sudan’s new national DDR Program and Pilot Reintegration Project

  • Implementation of the mid-term review of the Socio-economic Associations Study

  • Premiere of the TDRP documentary “Scoring for Peace” ( http://www.tdrp.net/scoringforpeace )

30 Jun 2013 description

Originally hailing from Uganda, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has morphed into a regional menace over the years. This preliminary assessment covers areas affected since regional military action against the group resumed in 2008. Currently, affected and threatened areas are in the tri-border area of the Republic of South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic.

25 Jun 2013 description
  1. Context and Background

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has inflicted enormous suffering on millions of civilians in several countries of the Great Lakes and Central African regions since it began operating in the 1990s in Northern Uganda. In the 1990s and early 2000s, successive Ugandan People’s Defense Force (UPDF) operations in northern Uganda largely drove the LRA into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), what is now Republic of South Sudan, and Central African Republic (CAR).

18 Jul 2012 description


  • Handover of CAR Community Reintegration Project to new Project Manager and visit to the country to discuss the project and DDR with AU and UN partners

  • Progress of the AU DDR Capacity Program with visits to South Sudan and CAR, two of the countries selected early on for practical learning

  • Launch of TDRP independent evaluation

  • Trust Fund Committee Meeting with donors in Paris on June 25/26 confirms new direction for TDRP toward stabilization and recovery programming

28 Feb 2012 description

Regional Activities

High turnout for "Consolidating Peace" Conference

27 Jan 2012 description


  • The TDRP support for the development of a DDR Capacity Program at the African Union takes shape

  • Beyond TDRP countries, technical assistance is extended to Niger and South Sudan

  • DPKO/MONUSCO officially request TDRP support for a new project on DDRRR in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • The Facility for Quality Enhancement and Innovation continues to deliver numerous evaluations and reports on DDR programs across the Great Lakes

30 Nov 2011 description

1.1 Purpose of the study

The purpose of this study was to provide a better understanding for policy makers and service providers of mobility and migration among ex-combatants and the effectiveness of DDR programming in Uganda. The study followed a scoping study on migration in Uganda conducted in March 2011 by the Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) of the World Bank.
This study had the following specific objectives:

07 Nov 2011 description

At a recent workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, jointly organized by TDRP and DPKO, 40 participants discussed what national ownership meant in their efforts to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate (DDR) combatants.

Eleven African countries and Colombia were represented. Participants included current and former heads of DDR commissions, and representatives from civil society, donor countries and multilateral organizations.

Why promote national ownership?

19 May 2011 description

Over three days in late March 2011, 12 evaluation specialists from six different national DDR commissions gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to share experiences and learn from each other.

How many Burundian ex-combatants chose to learn a trade during their reintegration? Where did disabled ex-combatants in Rwanda resettle? How many Congolese ex-combatants joined associations? The answers to these questions depend on the quality of the data captured in management information systems (MIS) in the various countries, and how these data are monitored and evaluated (M&E).