Chapter 3, Module 1: Conflict-sensitive planning

Brief Summary

Purpose of module

To help ensure that project / programme planning and implementation is conflict-sensitive, by incorporating conflict analysis into needs assessments and conflict sensitive design and planning. The module will help the reader to:

  • identify the wider impact of planned activities on factors relevant to conflict
  • ensure conflict is fully understood and linked to the needs assessment process
  • ensure the needs assessment process is, in and of itself, sensitive to conflict.


  1. What is conflict-sensitive planning?
  2. Incorporating conflict analysis into the planning process
  3. Steps for conflict-sensitive planning
  4. Challenges
  5. End notes