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COMMUNITY-BASED ARMED GROUPS RESEARCH SERIES FACT SHEET: Approaching Community-Based Armed Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons Learned & Measures of Success

Abstract

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of conclusions from the mapping effort of the RESOLVE Network’s Community-Based Armed Groups Research Initiative that investigates the dynamics of community- based armed groups (CBAGs) to identify potential approaches to engage, manage, and transform them. This Research Report maps how different intervening actors have approached the challenge of CBAGs and how to best measure the success of these interventions. Discussions with stakeholders and a critical review of the literature revealed the need for a deeper empirical understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of current responses to CBAGs to inform more effective and appropriate practices and policies. To learn more about the research methodology, detailed findings, and illustrative case studies, please refer to the RESOLVE Research Report by Moritz Schuberth: Approaching Community-Based Armed Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons Learned & Measures of Success.

 

Suggested citation:

RESOLVE Network. Community-based Armed Groups Research Series Fact Sheet: Approaching Community-Based Armed Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons Learned & Measures of Success. Washington, D.C.: RESOLVE Network, 2020. https://doi.org/10.37805/fs2020.3.cbags