UN Peacekeeping Operations and Peacekeeping Dividends
This research brief is part of a series, initiated in connection to the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 and promotes the realization of the Women, Peace and Security agenda through evidence-based policy and practice. It is the result of a collaboration between the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and UN Women.
Armed conflicts tend to undermine development and provision of public services, and conflict recurrence can disrupt post-conflict recovery. While research has often assessed the effectiveness and success of UN peacekeeping operations by their ability to prevent conflict recurrence, the research presented in this brief shows that peacekeeping can also enable access to public services, resulting in improvements in health and education.
These findings underscore the need for gender equality in the post-war distribution of resources.
Author: Theodora-Ismene Gizelis