Socio-Economic Reintegration of Ex-Combatants

Introduction to series

This practice note explains why the socio-economic reintegration of former combatants is important and relevant for economic development planners and practitioners. It will assist you in your efforts to mobilise economic actors to play a constructive role in reintegration processes. The socio- economic reintegration of former combatants is important and relevant for economic development planners and practitioners as successful reintegration will increase security and stability; necessary pre-conditions for economic development, business expansion and the reduction of costs and risks of doing business. Simultaneously, economic recovery and business expansion are essential preconditions for successful socio- economic reintegration, as most ex-combatants will need to find employment in the private sector.

Who should read this series?

Policy-makers and practitioners, specifically those that are working in conflict-prone and conflict-affected contexts.

The series will help you to:

  • Better understand key economic recovery challenges and opportunities in conflict and post-conflict contexts;
  • Draw on existing good practice for your own economic development planning and programming in this area;
  • Maximise the positive contribution your strategy and programme can make to economic recovery and peacebuilding; and
  • Ensure that your intervention is conflict-sensitive.
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