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This is a list / directory of selected research organizations and projects that have published resources or organized events related to PMCs, PSCs, or the privatization of security broadly. It is likely that their contribution is listed in one of PrivateMilitary.org pages and that is the reason they have been added to this directory. However, they offer much more and thus we invite you to explore their websites. This way, perhaps you might be able to find relevant research material or learn about a job opportunity or event you would like to attend.
 
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Knowledge Services for Financial & Private Sector Development. Brought to you by Rapid Response, the World Bank Group's knowledge hub on financial and private sector development in developing countries, this site offers best practice public policy advice for private sector led growth and financial market development in developing countries.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Foundation is committed to supporting great African leadership that will improve the economic and social prospects of the people of Africa, and has been established to, inter alia, stimulate debate on governance across sub-Saharan African and the worl and Provide criteria by which citizens can hold their governments to account.

NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks. The directory, compiled by the National Institute for Research Advancement of Japan and a representative NIRA publication, is a comprehensive source of information, and has been used through the years by research institutions, corporate entities, and universities around the world.

Oceans Beyond Piracy. OBP, a project of the One Earth Future Foundation, was launched in 2010 with the intent to develop a response to maritime piracy through: Mobilizing stakeholders from the maritime community Developing public-private partnerships to promote long-term solutions at sea and ashore Sustainable deterrence based on the rule of law.

Overseas Security Advisory Council. OSAC is a Federal Advisory Committee with a U.S. Government Charter to promote security cooperation between American business and private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State. OSAC currently encompasses the 34-member core Council, an Executive Office, 143 Country Councils overseas, more than 8,300 constituents and over 1,300 associates.

Project 2049 Institute. Established in January 2008, Project 2049 Institute seeks to guide decision makers toward a more secure Asia by the century’s mid-point. The organization fills a gap in the public policy realm through forward-looking, region-specific research on alternative security and policy solutions. We also provide tailored studies for sponsors with an interest in long-range strategic forecasting.

RAND Corporation. RAND (a contraction of the term research and development) is the first organization to be called a "think tank." Today, RAND's work is exceptionally diverse. We now assist all branches of the U.S. military community, and we apply our expertise to social and international issues as well.

Royal African Society. Now more than 100 years old, the Royal African Society today is Britain's primary Africa organisation, promoting Africa's cause. Through its journal, African Affairs, and by organising meetings, discussions and other activities, the Society strengthens links between Africa and Britain and encourages understanding of Africa and its relations with the rest of the world.

Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies. Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington and based in the centre of Whitehall, London, RUSI is the oldest institute of its kind in the world. As a World Class Centre of Excellence, RUSI seeks to be the 'Professional Forum in the UK for those Concerned with National and International Defence and Security'. Its purpose is to study, promote debate, report and provide options on all issues relating to national and international defence and security.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The task of SIPRI is to conduct 'scientific research on questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solution of international conflicts and for a stable peace'.

South African Institute of International Affairs. SAIIA is an independent, non-governmental organisation which aims to promote a wider and more informed understanding of international issues among South Africans.

SwissPeace. We are a practice-oriented peace research institute in the area of conflict analysis and peacebuilding. We research the causes of wars and violent conflicts, develop tools for early recognition of tensions, and formulate conflict mitigation and peacebuilding strategies.

UK Defence Forum. The Forum was created in 1996 to inform the defence, security and peace debate by enabling politicians, diplomats, senior members of the armed forces, public servants, defence professionals, academics and others with an interest in defence and security to exchange information and views on the future challenges of Britains' defence.

 

 
 
 
 

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