As a consequence of a review by Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) Fellow Professor Theo Farrell, programme management of reconstruction in Afghanistan has been strengthened and support to district stabilisation teams improved.

Modern military operations are dependent on flexible and efficient organisation. PaCCS Fellow Professor Theo Farrell was seconded into a Stabilisation Unit in Afghanistan to conduct a performance review of the British-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Helmand.

As a consequence of the review, programme management of PRT work themes has been strengthened and support to district stabilisation teams improved – particularly important in the context of the International Security Assistance Force's district-centric strategy.

Professor Farrell's fellowship explores how the British, French and US armies have changed in line with the global IT revolution and through war experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq.