I’ve been guiding experimental initiatives to strengthen peacekeeping and stabilisation for about thirteen years. Here are some samples of recent, interesting work, but for a more tailored pitch please feel free to get in touch with a few details on the issue you have in mind.
>> Mapping the aid system: Helping a national government steer “stabilisation” programs, and ask the right questions, by establishing joined-up reporting and common metrics for some two dozen international agencies.
>> Connecting top managers: Re-engineering decision-making processes at the apex of the United Nations system, to deliver faster and more evidence-based results.
>> People-centred peacekeeping: Taking stock of how community-level interlocutors are involved with policy-making for peace operations, and building workable entry points for them to have a bigger say. Piloting in a high-priority, high-volatility operation.
>> Judging strategic impact: Reviewing how peace operations are assessed and evaluated, and developing new approaches that balanced technical merit with political workability.
>> Finding the exit: Developing metrics for exit strategy from protracted crises for a large humanitarian organisation, and planning approaches to development actors. Piloting the new policies in high-priority cases around the world.