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2014 Research Results

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This report presents the results of a mixed-methods study conducted in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between November and December 2013, to assess the population’s perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about peace, security and justice. The study included a survey of 5,166 randomly selected adult residents, to provide results that are representative of the adult population of territories and major urban areas in the provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu, and the district of Ituri. The study sought to contribute to an understanding of the following questions: 

  1. What is the population’s sense of security and how do they perceive security actors? 
  2. What is the population’s understanding of, access to and perception of justice and justice actors? 
  3. What are the sources of tensions and factors hindering or promoting social cohesion? 
  4. What are the priorities of the population? 
  5. What is the prevalence of various forms of violence and crimes? 
  6. How are disputes and crimes addressed/resolved? By whom? How are these processes perceived? 
  7. How is progress toward peace and stability perceived? 
  8. How are institutions and their capacity for response perceived by the population? 
You can download the report as a PDF in English and in French.