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Save the Children
The primary objective of this project was to document how NGOs understand and implement acceptance. The project’s rationale emerged from the observation that there is a lack of research and documentation on what an acceptance approach to security management entails, and under what circumstances it can be effective. While many organizations ascribe to an acceptance approach to security management, most lack policies, procedures, and tools to implement that approach or collect evidence related to the effectiveness of the approach.
The report first discusses crosscutting findings from the project’s field research on acceptance in Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda. The following three questions helped lead the research:
The second section of the report revisits the conceptual framework of acceptance as articulated in the White Paper, reflecting on the ways in which learning from the field research informed and modified our original conceptualization of the key components and challenges of acceptance. The concluding section provides concrete policy recommendations and next steps for research and organizational development related to acceptance.
Additional documentation can be found at: http://acceptanceresearch.org/