In Central Africa, the Central African Republic (CAR) is facing a series of socio-economic and political crises, becoming a real challenge to the International Community in its effort to consolidate peace in the sub region. Peace, security, and stability in the Central African Republic are fundamental impulses of a socio- economic development at a time when countries of the region have to deal with the falling prices of raw materials.
The overall objective of the study is to review the root causes of the conflict and costs of the war which has human, political, social, and economic implications not only for CAR, but also for neighboring countries and the continent at large. The study will therefore critically examine to what extent the conflict has impacted on governance, undermined economic growth and development and address issues of intractability with a view to ensuring a sustainable outcome and establish a more stable and prosperous socio-economic and political environment in CAR.
The Ad hoc expert group meeting would formulate recommendations that would avert a return to war and propose interventions that could be made around objectives of peace consolidation and State reinforcement, including the role of regional and international actors.