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

4 Novemeber 2016

4th Swiss Researching Africa Days

Martina Santschi referated about changing governance and use of land in South Sudan as part of the 4th Swiss Researching Africa Days.


Mandate for the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, 2016-2017

Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity in Development Cooperation

swisspeace has been supporting SDC Country Offices in West Africa (Benin, Mali and Chad) in mainstreaming conflict sensitivity in strategy development, reviews and program management.


Mandate for the Swiss FDFA and the UK government

Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability (JACS) in Mozambique

The mandate, conducted jointly by swisspeace and Markus Weimer (independent consultant), will last from Sept 2016 – Feb 2017 and will entail a thorough strategic level analysis of conflict and insecurity in Mozambique (Maputo and five provinces) with a focus on the Renamo-Frelimo conflict, organized crime, and violent extremism. The conflict analysis will be followed by a portfolio analysis of the Swiss and UK development programs in Mozambique. Together, these analyses will help to inform and advise the UK and Swiss development cooperation to contribute to stability, resilience and peace in the country. Capacity building events will further buttress this endeavor.


Mandate for the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and UNDP, 2016-2017

Promoting Palestinian Reconciliation

swisspeace together with PalThink for Strategic Studies and the Birzeit University has facilitated meetings between Palestinian civil society representatives about their role in the Palestinian reconciliation process.


Joshua Rogers, 2016

Civil War and State Formation: Exploring Linkages and Potential Causality

swisspeace Working Paper 3 | 2016, June 2016, ISBN 978-3-906841-01-4. Order / download.