Project Code: STATE-USA-CSO-2

Reintegration Research Relevant to Yemen

Project Title Reintegration Research Relevant to Yemen
Project Summary Dive into the fascinating cases of ex-combatant reintegration around the world, and offer some examples from relevant countries’ experiences that could benefit Yemen’s future reintegration planning process.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office CSO/OP1
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Yemen has up to a million armed men and women who lack employment options if they were no longer needed to fight, or if the individual wanted to stop fighting. To implement a future political agreement in Yemen, CSO believes the Yemeni decision-makers and local leaders should be prepared with an appealing disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) plan for the combatants. When these Yemenis become ex-combatants and lack non-fighting options, a DDR plan - especially the reintegration portion – could potentially keep ex-combatants from becoming spoilers of the political agreement.

CSO has projects in Yemen that collect information on what Yemeni communities want and need for reintegration to succeed. An eIntern can find case studies of DDR successes, and determine if they are relevant to Yemen, based on CSO’s data from projects and eIntern’s research.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Research
Survey / polling design
Writing
Additional Information

Join our small team of officers dedicated to improving stabilization planning and implementation. For more information about the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-civilian-security-democracy-and-human-rights/bureau-of-conflict-and-stabilization-operations/

Arabic reading skills is beneficial, but not required.