24 August 2006
Evaluation of the EU Small Arms and Light Weapons Assistance to the United Kingdom of Cambodia (EU-ASAC) - SALW Perception Survey (SAPS) (Confirmatory)
This report analyzes the outcomes of the EU-ASAC (EU Assistance on Curbing Small Arms and Light Weapons in Cambodia) Small Arms and Light Weapons perception survey conducted as a result of the EU-ASAC Weapons for Development Projects. The survey finds that villagers in Cambodia demonstrate an understanding of the link between reducing the number of guns in circulation and development at village-level because they themselves have directly benefited from it, being safe enough to farm on remote land and work after daylight hours. Further, all villagers have improved their rating of police performance, deem the police responsible for providing security in their respective communities, and recognize the importance of reporting crimes to the police. Other findings in the survey discuss the role of local NGOs, a police family support project and commune council capacity-building.
© 2006 South Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC)
Anya Hart Dyke