Manual for Conflict Analysis

Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation

This methodology tool has been developed to provide the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with practical guidance on how to analyse violent conflicts in order to understand better how development cooperation is affected by and can affect potential or ongoing violent conflicts. The tool is aimed at helping the user to assess conflict risks so that strategies, programmes and projects can become more conflict sensitive. It has been developed to meet the needs at three levels: the strategic, sector and project levels.

The document consists of three parts:

– an analytical methodology section

– a section on Sida approach to situations of violent conflict and can work in situations of violent conflict and help address the conflict dynamics through conflict management efforts, and

– a section on what causes violent conflict.

[Summary Source: Sida Website]

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