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Building peace in fragile contexts: Lessons on conflict-sensitivity from South Sudan
Earlier this month, armed clashes between competing factions of South Sudan’s government broke out in the capital Juba, a day after the nation’s fifth anniversary of its independence. The conflict dates back to political events and factional fighting that first emerged in 2013.


Peace through Prosperity – Integrating Peacebuilding Into Economic Development, 2015
Economy and conflict are linked, and economic development of the right kind is critical to achieving peace. This means businesses, governments and international agencies promoting economic development are influential in creating opportunities for peace – in building peace through prosperity.


Governance and Social Development Resource Centre – Topic Guide on Conflict, 2011/2014
Funded by the UK Department for International Development, the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) aims to help reduce poverty by informing policymaking and enhancing professional knowledge in relation to governance, conflict and social development.


Do Conflict Sensitive Approaches Help Us Negotiate the Dilemmas Confronting Us in Rapid-Onset Emergencies?
This report documents the Consortium event – “Do Conflict Sensitive Approaches Help Us Negotiate the Dilemmas Confronting Us in Rapid-Onset Emergencies?”. A range of NGOs, academic institutions, DFID, FCO and MoD representatives were invited to consider how humanitarian actors leading responses to rapid onset emergencies understand and apply conflict sensitive approaches to their work.


Responding to Conflict (RTC)
Information on RTC’s resources, courses and programmes. RTC specialises in transforming conflict and violence by facilitating individuals and organisations to address the underlying causes of violence through skills development and capacity building.


The Working Group on Development and Peace (FriEnt)
The Working Group on Development and Peace (FriEnt) is an association of seven German governmental and non-governmental organisations, with the main objective to promote peacebuilding in all areas of development cooperation. FriEnt’s core activities include fostering joint learning, capacity building, advice and supporting networking and cooperation of its members.


UN Global Compact
Project to promote the business case for conflict prevention within the financial sector.


UNEP Finance Initiative
Project to promote the business case for conflict prevention within the financial sector.


UNEP Finance Initiative
Report on the relevance of conflict for the financial sector and the role of financial institutions in conflict prevention.


United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
Information and resources on how to enhance the capacity of companies to make a positive contribution to peace and development in conflict-prone countries.


Voluntary Principles on Human Rights and Security
Guidelines for oil, gas, and mining companies on how to maintain the safety and security of their operations within an operating framework that guarantees respect for human rights.


Journal of Conflict, Security and Development, Routledge
This journal bridges traditional development and security studies through its focus on cross-cutting policy agendas, such as conflict prevention and security sector reform. Edited by the Conflict, Security and Development Research Group in the Department of War Studies, Kings College London.


Journal of Peacebuilding and Development
The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development (JPD) is a publication for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action at the intersections of conflict, development and peace. JPD is a joint publication of the South North Centre for Peacebuilding and Development (SNCPD) in Harare, Zimbabwe and American University’s Center for Global Peace (CGP) in Washington, DC, USA, and produced in collaboration with the Executive Editors and other institutional partners.


Promoting Development in Areas of Actual or Potential Violent Conflict: Conflict Impact Assessment and Early Warning  Read more


Peace and Conflict Sensitive Approaches to Development: A Briefing for the OECD Task Force  Read more


Strategic Conflict Assessment  Read more


Conflict, Humanitarian Assistance and Peacebuilding: Meeting the Challenges  Read more


Aid for Peace: A Guide to Planning and Evaluation for Conflict Zones  Read more


The Peacebuilding Potential of the Domestic and Private Sector  Read More


Planning and Programming  Read more


Working with Conflict: Skills and Strategies for Action  Read more


Early Warning and Preventive Measures  Read more


DAC Guidelines on Conflict, Peace and Development Cooperation  Read more


Conflict Sensitive Business Practices  Read more


EC Checklist for Root Causes of Conflict  Read more


Development Dimensions of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding  Read more


Conflict Sensitive Approaches to Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Peacebuilding  Read more


Conflict and Project Finance: Exploring Options for the Better Management of Conflict Risk  Read more


Better Programming Initiative  Read more


Conflict Sensitivity Consortium Benchmarking Paper  Read more


Promoting a Conflict Prevention Approach to OECD Companies and Partnering with Local Business  Read more


Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping  Read more


Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity  Read more