Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact

Working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts poses numerous challenges for international development and peacebuilding actors. The magnitude of the challenge posed by recurring cycles of violence, multiple emergencies, weak legitimacy and state-society relations require an adapted work approach by all actors engaged in such contexts. The PAI Program therefore contributes to an improved analysis, strategy development and monitoring & evaluation practice. It supports organizations to assess and ultimately increase the effectiveness and positive impact of their peacebuilding and development interventions and to minimize negative side effects.

Latest Activities and Publications

Mandate for UN Interagency Framework for Preventive Action, 2012-2014

Online Training Course on Conflict Sensitive Approaches

Conflict prevention specialists within the UN system identified a critical need to strengthen capacities and skills in conflict-sensitive development. In response to this need an interactive online training course for UN staff has been set up. swisspeace is responsible for the course‘s content which has been launched recently.

Mandate for UNDP, 2014

Project on national peacebuilding strategy in Guinea

swisspeace is conducting a project on developing a national peacebuilding strategy in Guinea for UNDP.

11 June 2014

KOFF Roundtable on Peacebuilding Success and Failure

At this roundtable, Séverine Autesserre discussed in what ways everyday elements of the peacebuilding practice strongly influence the effectiveness of programs, suggesting, thus, a 'reconsideration from the ground'. Program.

Mandate for Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, 2014

Conflict analysis in Honduras

swisspeace conducts a conflict analysis in Honduras for the Swiss NGO Helvetas.

10 June 2014

KOFF Conference on "Peacebuilding Success and Failure: Reconsidered from the Ground"

At this public conference, Séverine Autesserre presented findings of her recent publication "Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention", highlighting the importance of taking everyday elements of peacebuilding practice into account when dealing with the effectiveness of peacebuilding programs. Program.