We are specialists in building strong, accountable institutions in some of the world’s most conflict-prone and politicised environments
Crown Agents has a strong reputation for providing reliable and practical expertise in rehabilitation and recovery, capacity building and institutional strengthening when it comes to post-conflict and fragile environments. Our decades of experience in this area means that we understand the drivers and dynamics of conflict and fragility needs and can apply this expertise when working on community engagement programmes or informing regional policy.
Crown Agents has strong experience in designing and delivering sustainable security and justice-related interventions, with particular strengths in security sector reform. Over the past few years, Crown Agents has delivered police reform projects in Lebanon and Pakistan and we are currently the lead agency delivering a reform programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), PARP2. This EU-funded project is working with the National Police of Congo (PNC) on the modernization of human resources, improvement of financial governance and training of police officials.
We have also recently begun delivering a long-term, European Union-financed security sector programme in Iraq.
We have experience of delivering stabilisation interventions in diverse contexts. In 2013-14, following successful African Union military operations to recover territory from Al-Shabaab insurgents in Somalia, we advised the Office of the Prime Minister in Mogadishu over the course of 18 months to aid them in the engagement and stabilisation of ‘newly accessible areas’, in conjunction with other relevant actors and departments such as the Ministry of the Interior.
In Libya, Crown Agents supported structured civil society participation in the drafting of Libya’s new constitution, providing critical support in-country even as the security situation deteriorated and the post-Gadhafi landscape became increasingly volatile and dangerous.