Restore or Reform: UN Support to Core Government Functions in the Aftermath of Conflict
This report, developed by the United Nations Working Group on Public Administration in Post-Conflict, aims to capture the experience of the United Nations system’s work on public administration in the early years of post-conflict environments and to provide recommendations for more predictable, efficient and timely United Nations support in this area.
The findings and recommendations focus on the immediate aftermath of conflict, defined as the first two years after the conflict has ended. The seven case study countries commissioned for the report are Afghanistan, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Kosovo, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste. The report is not to be seen as the conclusion of a comprehensive research initiative but rather as the first step in a process of re-directing the United Nations’ work on post-conflict public administration, in collaboration with recipient
countries and other development partners.