Dissertations and Theses

Date of Award


Document Type


First Advisor

Jean Krasno


Quick impact, UN visions, Peace Building projects


This thesis is focusing on the United Nations Quick Impact Projects, which were officially established as part of the UN peacekeeping missions program through the Brahimi report in 2004. Their primary purpose is to develop and strengthen the relationship between the mission and the host population. Precisely, this analysis is centering on the influence that improved relationships have on the effectiveness of a UN mission. In order to do so, the structure of this research is based on a comparative method, using interviews from the field and at the UN headquarters in New York City. The purpose of such method is to gather substantive data to enable the establishment of a first layer of evaluation. The study-cases are the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO), the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Other participants to the interviews are from the United Nations civil affairs Office and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Both the United Nations and the IR literature have lacked the analysis to evaluate the correlation between the improvement of population trust and the increase of the mission’s effectiveness. Therefore, this analysis demonstrates the reasons of the absence of such framework and proposes



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