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 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 …

A Measure of Peace: Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA) of Development Projects in Conflict Zones

This paper examines the critical linkages between peace, conflict and development. Peacebuilding, the paper argues, should not be regarded as a specific activity, but as an impact. There is, therefore, a tremendous need to avoid “ghettoizing” peacebuilding as a type of project separate from “conventional” development. Rather, all development activities (especially those in environments of 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 …

Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping

Drawing on critical issues this book explores the key role that gender plays in conflict and peacekeeping efforts. It provides a range of examples and grants an insight into the importance of gender in the fields of peacekeeping and conflict prevention.

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 …

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 …

Conducting Conflict Assessments: Guidance Notes

This booklet offers DFID staff and partner agencies’ staff guidance notes for analysing conflicts, assessing the effects of aid on conflicts, and developing conflict sensitive policies and programmes. Based on DFID experience in conflict assessment, the authors offer a three-step strategy to assessing the impacts of conflict on development programming and the impact of development Read More …

Applying conflict sensitivity at project level case studies

The conflict sensitivity consortium undertook a series of case studies exploring and documenting the impact of conflict sensitivity when applied at project level. These case studies consider questions including: What changes to the project resulted from conflict sensitivity? What changes to staff attitudes/behaviour resulted from conflict sensitivity? Why has applying conflict sensitivity to this project Read More …

Conflict Analysis Framework

Primary purpose Conflict analysis tool Intended users Desk officers / planners in donor development organisations (World Bank staff). Levels of application Country level, in preparation of country strategies, poverty reduction strategies, policies and individual programmes. It can also be adapted for use at the (sub) regional level. Conceptual assumptions The contribution of development organisations, such Read More …