senior fellow: Along with her position with CIP, Ball is also a senior visiting senior research fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ('Clingendael Institute') in The Hague . Ball has previously held positions at the Overseas Development Council, the National Security Archive in Washington, DC, the Swedish Institute for International Affairs in Stockholm and the University of Sussex in the UK. She has conducted research on a broad range of issues relating to security and development, including the economics of security; democratic governance of the security sector; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants; the international development community's role in assisting countries to recover from violent conflict and reform their security sectors. Her current work is focused on strengthening democratic security sector governance and on assessing the impact of funding mechanisms in fragile and conflict-affected states.
Democratic Security Sector Governance
"Democratic Governance adn the Security Sector in Conflict-Affected Countries," pp. 85-112 in Governance in Post-Conflict Societies: Rebuilding fragile states, ed. Derick W. Brinkerhoff, London and New York: Routledge, 2007.
Sector Governance in Africa: A Handbook, Lagos: Centre
for Democracy and Development, 2004 [edited with 'Kayode Fayemi].
Democratic Governance of the Security Sector: An Institutional
Assessment Framework, The Hague: Clingendael Institute
for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2003 [co-authored
with Luc van de Goor and Tsjeard Bouta].
Defense into Public Expenditure Work, commissioned by
UK Department for International Development, January 11, 2002
[co-authored with Malcolm Holmes].
the Circle: Security Sector Reform and Transformation and
Fiscal Stabilisation in Palestine, commissioned by UK
Department for International Development, January 16, 2006 [co-authored
with Peter Bartu and Adriaan Verheul].
in Security Sector Reform (SSR): Policy, Practice and Research,
Prepared for Workshop on “New Directions in Security Sector
Reform,” Peace, Conflict and Development Program Initiative
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada,
3-4 November 2005 [co-authored with Dylan Hendrickson].
and Accountability in the Security Sector, BICC Paper
no. 21, Bonn: Bonn International Conversion Centre, July
2002 [co-authored with Michael Brzoska, Kees Kingma and Herbert
Society Actors in Defence and Security Affairs”, in
Civil Society and the Security Sector: Concepts and Practices
in New Democracies, eds. Caparini, M., Fluri, P. & Molnar,
F., Geneva, DCAF, 2006, Ch.4.
Governance in the Security Sector,” Prepared for “Learning
from Experience for Afghanistan,” New York, UNDP Evaluation
Office, February 5, 2002.
Donors and Security Sector Reform
Conflict Prevention through Security Sector Reform: Review
of Spending on Security Sector Reform through the Global Conflict
Prevention Pool, Report to the Global Conflict Prevention
Pool, London, June 2008 [co-authored with Luc van de Goor].The
British Government has issued a response to the report's recommendations, Click
here to read the response by the British Government.
Nicole Ball, Piet Biesheuvel, Tom Hamilton-Baillie and ‘Funmi
and Justice Sector Reform Programming in Africa, DFID
Evaluation Working Paper no. 23, 2007, chapters 4, 7.
Security Sector Reform in Fragile States, PPC Issue Paper
No. 11, PN-ADC-778, Washington, DC: USAID, April 2005.
Evaluation of the Conflict Prevention Pools: The Security Sector
Reform Strategy, Report prepared for the Department for
International Development, 2004.
Off-Budget Military Expenditure and Revenue: Issues and
Policy Perspectives for Donors, CSDG Occasional Papers
#1, London: King’s College London for the UK Department
for International Development, January 2002 [co-authored
with Dylan Hendrickson].
“Transforming Security Sectors: The IMF and World Bank Approaches”, Journal of Conflict, Security and Development, Vol. 1
No. 1, pp. 45-66.
Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration
Demobilization and Reintegration: Mapping Issues, Dilemmas and
Guiding Principles,” The Hague: Conflict Research Unit,
Clingendael Security and Conflict Programme, August 2006 [co-authored
with Luc van de Goor].
of International Financing Arrangements for Disarmament, Demobilization
and Reintegration, Phase 1 Report to Working Group 2
of the Stockholm Initiative on Disarmament, Demobilization and
Reintegration, May 16, 2005 [co-authored with Dylan Hendrickson].
Review of International Financing Arrangements for Disarmament,
Demobilization and Reintegration, Phase 2 Report to Working
Group 2 of the Stockholm Initiative on Disarmament, Demobilization
and Reintegration, September 26, 2005 [co-authored with Dylan
of the Peacebuilding Fund, Report to the Governments
of Canada, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom
by Nicole Ball and co-authored by Mariska van Beijnum, June 2009
Dilemmas of Security Sector Reform,” in Security
Sector Reform: Potentials and Challenges for Conflict Transformation, eds. Clem McCartney, Martina Fischer and Oliver Wils, Berlin,
Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management,
Managing Conflict: Lessons from the South African Peace Committees, by Nicole Ball with assistance of Chris Spies, Dynamic Stability Bellville, South Africa, report for the Center for Development Information and Evaluation, USAID, 1998.