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Policy Brief: Conflict Assessment in Support of Efforts to Improve Local Policing in Iraq

Jul 25, 2020

In March-May 2020, UNDP commissioned a conflict assessment to inform its support of local policing in Iraq. The analysis has three purposes:

  • Analyse programmatically relevant conflict dynamics and related factors;
  • Provide recommendations to mitigate the effects of these factors;
  • Highlight future directions for programme implementation.

There have been long-standing efforts to assist Iraqi police to transition from a 'police force' fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to a 'police service', and to strengthen local police as the primary public security service provider in post-ISIL Iraq. This research is intended to inform local policing programmes in Anbar and Ninewa.

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