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

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.

Mandate for GIZ, DFID, FDFA, USAID and Embassy of Canada, 2016-2017

Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility South Sudan

swisspeace together with Saferworld and CDA have been setting up a resource facility to support donors (in particular Germany, Canada, the United States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) to conduct their operations in South Sudan in a conflict sensitive manner in order to contribute towards sustainable peace.

Austrian Development Agency, 2016

Evaluation of the Austrian Guidance Note on security and development cooperation

swisspeace evaluated the Austrian strategy and guidance note on security and development cooperation.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2016

Conflict sensitivity workshop

From 12-15 July 2016, swisspeace gave a conflict sensitivity training workshop at the Cooperation Office of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Burkina Faso. The participants were both SDC staff and representatives from the local partner program DEPAC.