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Assessing options for the Reintegration of Ex-combatants
February – April 2003

Africa MapThe conflict in the Mano River Union area, which encompasses Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, presents a complex situation stemming from three countries grappling with active political instability, armed conflict and the challenges of post-conflict transition. Enduring strife in addition to the internal and cross-border displacement of populations destroyed infrastructure. Economic turmoil resulted, particularly in border regions, and a state of chaos continues to ensue.

BEPS was engaged to assess the political stability and level of conflict in the Mano River Union and to design a comprehensive conflict prevention and peace-building framework for future USAID/ West Africa Regional Program activities in the Mano River Union. BEPS assessed current country-specific political stability and conflict conditions in the area; mapped actors and their interventions, evaluating their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, gaps, and partnerships; and developed a framework for USAID future interventions in the area, including objectives, programmatic activities, results indicators and a performance monitoring plan.

By addressing the need for enhanced political stability in the Mano River region, this activity contributes to the USAID West Africa Regional Program’s objective: to promote greater peace as a requisite to regional economic integration and prosperity.


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