A critical assessment of the socio-economic reintegration process of ex-combatants ten years after the war in Sierra Leone

by Ibrahim Bangura

Institution: HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Degree: PhD
Year: 2013
Record ID: 1109211
Full text PDF: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa-129454


This study examines the current socio-economic status of the ex-combatants 10 years after the conflict in Sierra Leone. It examines the job opportunities, political space, relationship with community members, challenges faced, social networks involved in, relationship with former colleagues, access to land and other issues that are significant in the reintegration process of ex-combatants. It further studies the national socio-economic environment and how ex-combatants are faring in the overall post-war recovery process in Sierra Leone. Special focus lies on the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Ex-Combatants (DDR) programme which was part of the Lome Peace Agreement signed in 1999. The study also comes up with recommendations as to how the challenges currently faced by ex-combatants could be overcome.