Analysis & Impact

Working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts poses numerous challenges for international development and peacebuilding actors. Recurring cycles of violence, multiple emergencies, weak state legitimacy and state-society relations are all factors that call for an adapted work approach by actors engaged in such contexts. The swisspeace Analysis & Impact Program contributes to improved analysis, strategy development and monitoring and evaluation practice by supporting 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

Project funded by DFID, the Swiss FDFA and the Embassy of Canada, 2016-2018

Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility South Sudan

swisspeace together with Saferworld and CDA have been implementing the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) to develop and test innovative approaches to conflict sensitivity in order to support the use of conflict sensitivity in donor strategies and programs in South Sudan. Several conflict sensitivity trainings and coaching have been organized. Project website; Research repository


Arab American University Jenin, 2017-2018

Teaching assignment

The Arab American University Jenin (AAUJ) and swisspeace are runing a teaching cooperation. In this framework, swisspeace has been teaching two modules in the AAUJ’s MA course on „Conflict Resolution and Development“ in Ramallah.


Sida Helpdesk, 2017

Conflict Prevention Analysis

swisspeace wrote a conflict prevention analysis on Zimbabwe for the Swedish embassy in Harare in the framework of the Sida Helpdesk.


Mandate for UNAMID, 2017

Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Training

swisspeace  gave a training on Conflict Prevention and Early Warning to staff of the AU/UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). More information


1-3 February 2017

Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts Course

The swisspeace course took place at the University of Basel. It explored how to make programs more effective in fragile contexts. About the course