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This publication is the fourth and ultimate ebook to come up from a venture entitled “Weapons for Development”. This two-year undertaking assessed small palms and light-weight guns assortment programmes during which the incentives supplied to humans to renounce their guns have been in accordance with neighborhood improvement initiatives. This quantity compares the findings of the participatory review strategy with the normal, non-participatory reviews which were carried out on guns for improvement programmes.
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First, psychological effects were recognized among local stakeholders, including a reduction in fear among the people, and increased confidence between different communities. Second, local people felt that after disarmament activities armed violence 24 declined, including murders and non-fatal shootings. Third, local people indicated that the improvement in security conditions led to further social reconstruction, including the return of displaced persons, the improvement in the mobilization of people and goods, the resumption of investments in communities, and the resumption of social services, in particular health and education services.
While the conventional evaluations report a high level of local participation in WfD programmes, the UNIDIR reports find that it was community leadership that was involved, to the exclusion of other actors such as ordinary community members. In particular, female community members were systematically excluded from the programme process in all the three countries. High local stakeholder participation is reported in almost all the evaluations. In particular, the community awareness-raising workshops had high local community attendance at the initial stage of projects.
The evaluation also examines replicability of this type of project in other parts of the country To examine how weapons collection initiatives had been implemented in two areas (CTB project in Léré, UNDP/CAR–Nord project in Gao) 22 Who A Malian evaluator from a local NGO (ACORD) and a CNLPAL project leader Two international researchers, three Malian staff, six Malian facilitators selected from Léré When 20 March–10 April 2003 (22 days) 1–30 March 2003 (30 days) Where Bamako and the Timbuktu region (Timbuktu, Diré, Tienkour, Léré, Dianke and Soumpi) Bamako, Timbuktu, Léré, Gao and Menaka How Review of documentation, interPRA workshops and interviews25 24 views and focus group discussions Figure 3: Selected findings from the two evaluation techniques (Mali) PM&E CM&E Goal: long-term social changes Goal: to improve security to deliver further development Goal: to consolidate peace, to reduce the number of weapons Constraints in public awareness Sensitization is a useful strategy Women are active players Public weapons destruction is useful Poor management of development project Improved security and conditions for livelihood Quantifying effectiveness is not appropriate Motive to hand over weapons: to bring peace Decision-making by community leaders (women and youth were excluded) Constraints in weapons collection 23 FINDINGS The evaluations report a range of findings, which vary from country to country and between the evaluations.