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This publication is the fourth and ultimate booklet to come up from a undertaking entitled “Weapons for Development”. This two-year undertaking assessed small hands and light-weight guns assortment programmes within which the incentives supplied to humans to renounce their guns have been in keeping with neighborhood improvement initiatives. This quantity compares the findings of the participatory overview strategy with the traditional, non-participatory reviews which have been performed on guns for improvement programmes.

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2, 33. Project leader provided by BICC and selected by UNDP and DDA, independent international evaluator provided by SAS, international evaluator provided by UNOPS, representative from the Albanian government, independent interpreter and an Albanian driver (BICC and SAS, 2001, p. 85). Interviews with UNDP project staff, OSCE officials, Albanian government officials, local authorities, NGOs, the Gramsh Police and donor country embassy staff; focus group discussion with local community members (women, business people, youth) (BICC and SAS, 2001, p.

The local stakeholders interviewed by UNIDIR confirmed the value placed on pubic awareness, first and foremost as a means of educating and informing themselves. In a “cascading effect”, these individuals would then act as messengers to help convince other community members to hand over weapons. In other words, for the stakeholders, the public awareness campaign serves two purposes: providing accurate information on the project and mobilizing the community. Although local community members supported the overall campaign activities, they had criticisms of how the campaigns were implemented.

In Albania, the SAS/BICC evaluation points out the inadequate management of development projects. The SEESAC/BICC evaluation did not assess development projects, because the development component of the SALWC programme was not the main focus of the evaluation. Yet, the SEESAC/BICC evaluation does point out the time constraint of the programme. In Cambodia, the interim EU 2001 report did not assess development projects because the evaluation predated the development component of the project. e. participatory community development.

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