Sudan Human Security Baseline Assessment HSBA

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The Sudan Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) is a multi-year research project administered by the Small Arms Survey, an independent research project of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Through the active generation and dissemination of timely empirical research, the project supports violence reduction initiatives … (full text Homepage).

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The Project: The Sudan Human Security Baseline Assessment HSBA is a multi-year research project administered by the Small Arms Survey, an independent research project of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

It has been developed in cooperation with the Canadian government, UNMIS, UNDP, and NGO partners. Through the active generation and dissemination of timely empirical research, the project supports violence reduction initiatives, including disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes, incentive schemes for civilian arms collections and security sector reform and arms control interventions across Sudan. The HSBA also offers policy-relevant guidance on redressing insecurity. The objectives of the project are the following:

  • to investigate international, regional, and domestic transfers of arms;
  • to assess domestic small arms stockpiles and inventories;
  • to map and assess origins, motivations, and distribution of armed groups;
  • to measure the scale and distribution of mortality, morbidity, and victimization; and
  • to examine local security arrangements and demand for weapons.

The project publishes its findings regularly in two separate formats, Issue Briefs and Working Papers, as well as in occasional op-eds and practitioner articles. Publications are available in English, Arabic and French (in the case of research on the Central African Republic and Chad).

Small Arms Survey:

The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists. The project has an international staff with expertise in security studies, political science, international public policy, law, economics, development studies, conflict resolution, and sociology. The staff works closely with a worldwide network of researchers and partners.

The objectives of the Small Arms Survey are:

  • To serve as the principal international source of impartial and public information on all aspects of small arms and light weapons.
  • To act as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists in terms of information and research on small arms issues.
  • To be an independent monitor of national and international governmental and non-governmental policy initiatives on small arms.
  • To be an outlet for policy-relevant research on small arms issues.
  • To act as a forum and clearinghouse for the sharing of information as well as the dissemination of best practice measures and initiatives dealing with small arms issues.

More information on the Small Arms Survey.

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