Providing for Peacekeeping
The Providing for Peacekeeping Project (PPP) is an independent research project which analyzes the factors that encourage or discourage states from contributing to UN peacekeeping operations. Its aim is to generate and disseminate current information and analysis to support efforts to “broaden the base” of troop- and police-contributing countries, improve the quality of troop and police contributions, and fill key capability gaps. This project is done in partnership with The Elliott School at George Washington University and Griffith University.
Military and Police Contributions to UN Peacekeeping (1990-present)
Comprehensive data on military and police contributions to UN peacekeeping month by month from 1990 to the present is available to researchers by downloading PPP’s UN Peacekeeping Contributions Database.
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Network of PPP Researchers
The Providing for Peacekeeping Project created and maintains a network of expert researchers who provide up-to-date analysis on the peacekeeping politics and capabilities of troop- and police-contributing countries. The PPP Researcher Network Directory(.xlsx) provides the contact information and affiliations of each expert researcher, sorted by region and country. If you are interested in becoming a member of the PPP Researcher Network and contributing a country profile, please contact the project staff.
PPP’s researchers contribute up-to-date profiles of specific countries. Each country profile examines recent trends related to UN and non-UN peacekeeping operations, the country’s internal decision-making process on whether to contribute, the rationales driving its contributions, the major barriers to contributing, current challenges, key domestic champions and opponents, major capabilities and caveats, as well as providing a list of further reading.
Broadening the Base of United Nations Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries is the first in a series of PPP thematic papers analyzes the practical steps needed to broaden the base of UN troop- and police-contributing countries. It identifies current trends, summarizes the main reasons why states contribute to UN missions, examines factors that might inhibit contributions, identifies potential future major contributors, and addresses some of the major challenges facing the UN as it seeks to find more high- quality peacekeepers.