Evaluating peace operations

Paul F. Diehl, Daniel Druckman

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This chapter examines a series of implicit or explicit decisions and their implications for determining the success or failure of a peace operation. Four decisions that make the task of evaluating the effectiveness of peace operations a complex one are outlined with respect to stakeholders, time perspectives, baselines, and mission types. The chapter then proposes a framework for evaluation and reviews the different criteria and associated indicators that have been used to evaluate peacekeeping success. In particular, it discusses the core goals of a peacekeeping mission, including conflict containment and conflict settlement, violence abatement, peacebuilding, and humanitarian assistance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
EditorsJoachim A. Koops, Thierry Tardy, Norrie MacQueen, Paul D. Williams
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780199686049
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • peace operations
  • decisions
  • stakeholders
  • peacekeeping missions
  • conflict containment
  • conflict settlement
  • violence abatement
  • peacebuilding
  • humanitarian assistance


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