When are Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) Programs Successful? Introducing the DDR-18 Dataset (1980-2018)
Workshop with Sally Sharif, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Kroc Institute
"When are Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) Programs Successful? Introducing the DDR-18 Dataset (1980-2018)"
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.
For the pre-circulated materials or more information, contact Gary Goertz.
This workshop seeks to integrate and develop collaboration between Kroc and Kellogg scholars focusing on the wide range of peace, conflict, and violence issues. It is intended to be broad in scope including topics such as political and criminal violence, human rights, and transitional justice along with standard issues of civil and international war, peacebuilding, and reconciliation. The format assumes that participants come to the workshop having read the paper. A discussant will start the discussion with 5-10 minutes of comments, then the floor is open. These sessions are open to Notre Dame faculty and graduate students. For the pre-circulated materials or more information, contact Gary Goertz.
Workshop Organizers: Guillermo Trejo, Gary Goertz, Laurie Nathan, Abby Córdova, and Josefina Echavarría Alvarez.