The Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law (KPSRL, or the Platform) was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Netherlands in 2012 as part of a broader knowledge management policy.
The Platform is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under a contractual agreement with The Hague Institute of Global Justice (THIGJ) and the Conflict Research Unit (CRU) of the Clingendael Institute. The initial time frame for the project was from 2012 to 2015, subsequently extended by six-month intervals until the end of 2016. In mid-July 2014, a midterm review was conducted. This review is the End of Project review of the project and covers the period from July 2014 to December 2016.
The review is meant to provide useful insights into the relevance and the effectiveness of the implementation of the Platform. It aims to provide insight into the way in which the Platform has developed over the implementation period and what lessons can be learned for the future. A second phase of the Platform is planned for the period from 2017 to 2021, and though the new consortium has begun work in January 2017, the findings and recommendations from this report can still be considered in the inception phase.