The United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO), established in in the aftermath of World War II, play a crucial role in conflict resolution throughout the world. This paper reviews and analyzes 288 audits of UN peacekeeping missions over a five-year period. It discusses key operational and managerial weaknesses identified across multiple deployments in conflict zones around the world. The paper recommends specific administrative and operational changes that could materially improve the cost-effectiveness and overall impact of future peacekeeping missions.
Bilmes, Linda J., V.S. Ibanez, Yahya Chaudhry, and Jonathan R. Hakim. "Strengthening Management of UN Peacekeeping Operations: A Review of UN Peacekeeping Operations Audits." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-037, December 2021.