"When are Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) Programs Successful? Introducing the DDR-18 Dataset (1980-2018)"
Featuring Sally Sharif, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Kroc Institute's Peace Accords Matrix
This paper introduces DDR-18, a pioneer global dataset of all Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) programs, starting in 1980 and ending in 2018. Seventy-three programs are identified and presented as counting process data with yearly time-varying covariates and discontinuous risk intervals. Since their advent, DDR programs have been the United Nations’ most costly programs but their systematic study has been restrained by lack of comprehensive data. Existing studies have relied mainly on case studies or limited, localized quantitative evidence, precluding a comprehensive study of determinants for program success or failure. DDR-18 covers three phases of every program: pre-DDR, DDR, and post-DDR. The pre-DDR phase focuses on characteristics of the conflict and groups; the DDR phase measures the extent to which peace program components are implemented; and post-DDR indicates country and group profiles five years after DDR termination. I describe the structure of the DDR-18 data and the variables included, provide descriptive statistics, and discuss how the dataset can be employed to analyze DDR determinants of success and failure.
Open to Ph.D. students, fellows, and faculty who are interested in civil war, violence, crime, peace, conflict management, and conflict resolution. The workshop is an informal gathering to discuss work-in-progress, dissertation chapters and proposals, practice conference talks, etc.
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