D1.4. Identifying the Success Factors (indicators)

D1.4. Identifying the Success Factors (indicators)

Lead beneficiary: Roskilde University

Delivery date: 21/09/2015

Revision: 3.0

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Executive Summary:

Deliverable 1.4 provides an analytical guide for IECEU partners and end users1 seeking a deeper understanding of concrete factors furthering the effectiveness and impact of European Union (EU) external action, especially within Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) crisis management missions and operations. The analytical guide facilitates identification of key issues for success such as coordination and cooperation between actors, who can enhance efficiency and effectiveness of crisis management in the field of Security Sector Reform (SSR), through resource allocation and mandate fulfilment. The first part of Deliverable 1.4. defines ‘effectiveness’, including both what is achieved in a CSDP mission/operation and the way in which it is sought achieved. The definition integrates an internal EU perspective and an external conflict prevention perspective.

The next part of the deliverable develops a set of ‘effectiveness criteria’ and success indicators, which allow analysts (in work packages 2-4 of this project) to:

1. examine different types as well as levels of effectiveness in individual missions/operations,
2. and compare these across several missions/operations as well as conflicts/countries/regions.

The final part of the deliverable discusses success factors and whether categories of conditions – necessary and/or conducive – for effectiveness in EU conflict prevention (incl. crisis management and capacity building) missions/operations can be identified:

A. internally within the Union, and/or
B. externally outside the EU.

The identification of success factors helps analysts (in work packages 5-7 of this project) to:

3. draw lessons from past missions/operations to future missions/operations, and
4. consider whether ‘pooling and sharing’ or other such measures can increase effectiveness.