Review of CT and P/CVE Activity Effectiveness

We provided a systematic review of the effectiveness of counterterrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism activities, with a focus on youth engagement, reintegration and capacity building.




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RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict Research Group conducted a systematic literature review, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), looking at the effectiveness of counterterrorism (CT) and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) activities.

The review addressed the effectiveness of CT and P/CVE interventions in three strands: youth engagement, reintegration, and capacity building of national governments and law-enforcement agencies.

The project built on other work completed by RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict Research Group investigating the evidence base for P/CVE programming in different contexts, with the aim of helping to construct an even more complete picture of the current situation, as well as identifying what can be further accomplished.

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Project outputs and impact

Project outputs

Interventions Targeting Youth Engagement - A systematic literature review, Jessica White,

National Government and Law Enforcement Capacity Building - A systematic literature review, Andrew Glazzard

Reintegration: Disengaging Violent Extremists - A systemic literature review, Martine Zeuthen,

Executive Summary and Recommendations, Dr Andrew Glazzard, Martine Zeuthen, Dr Jessica White

Impact

This project resulted in well-received findings and recommendations, which can inform the field of practice and policy for CT and P/CVE interventions focused on youth engagement, disengagement and reintegration, and capacity building of national governments and law enforcement.

The studies highlight the relative limitations of existing approaches and the evidence base itself, both for effectiveness at the programmatic level and success at the impact level of reducing participation in violent extremism.


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