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

A milestone in its field this guidebook provides conceptual thought and practical support. It leads both practitioner and academic reader through a planning and evaluation process that helps the user to better design development humanitarian and peacebuilding interventions in conflict prone areas of the world. Written for a broad readership Aid for Peace leads to Read More …

Reflecting on Peace Practice

The Reflecting on Peace Practice Project (RPP) is an experience-based learning process that involves agencies whose programs attempt to prevent or mitigate violent conflict. Its purpose is to analyze experiences at the individual program level across a broad range of agencies and contexts. Its goal is to improve the effectiveness of international peacebuilding efforts. [Summary Read More …

DAC Guidelines on Conflict Peace and Development Cooperation

All development cooperation strategies and programmes must help societies to manage tensions and disputes without resorting to violence. How can international donors best promote peacebuilding and post-conflict reconciliation? A task force, established in 1995 by the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), has produced detailed guidelines covering the design and implementation of development cooperation for conflict Read More …

Education for All – Nepal Review from a Conflict Perspective

This review examines the Education for All (EFA) programme in Nepal in relation to conflict and the current political crisis. Over a period of a month the team reviewed the relevant literature, visited the Mid-West and East of the country, and engaged in consultation with stakeholders in Nepal. The Review concludes that the design of Read More …

Conflict Sensitivity Consortium Benchmarking Paper – Abridged Version

In early 2009 at the start of the project “The Practice of Conflict Sensitivity – from concept to impact” the UK Consortium produced a ‘Benchmarking Paper’ to build consensus and a common working definition of conflict sensitivity. In early 2010 the UK Consortium decided to produce an abridged version of the Benchmarking Paper that can Read More …

Development Dimensions of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

The objective of this study is to bring together the diverse strands of current thought on the link between development on the one hand and conflict prevention and peacebuilding on the other. It seeks to provide answers to the basic questions of how development cooperation can contribute most effectively to the maintenance, and return to Read More …

Putting a Human Face to the Problem of Small Arms Proliferation

This report examines the potential impact that gender issues have on small arms and light weapons (SALW) proliferation generally and specifically in relation to the 2001 UN Programme of Action to Prevent Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA). It provides a general background to Read More …

Enabling Economies of Peace: Public Policy for Conflict-Sensitive Business Practice

The objective of this report, commissioned by the UN Global Compact and based on consultations among its stakeholders, is to assist the United Nations, its agencies and Member States in identifying and designing practical policies to promote the integration of conflict-sensitive business practices into broader strategies of conflict prevention, management and sustainable post-conflict recovery. The Read More …

Enhancing the Role of Non-State Actors in Conflict-Censitive Development

This report argues that the Communication on the Participation of Non-State Actors in EC Development Policy neglects the important contribution and role that non-state actors with a conflict prevention focus can make to sustainable peace and development, as well as the particular sensitivity required when engaging non-state actors in conflict affected areas. Greater emphasis and Read More …