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

Jolyon Ford, 2016

Promoting Conflict-Sensitive Business Activity during Peacebuilding

swisspeace Working Paper, 1 | 2016, April 2016, ISBN 978-3-908230-99-1. Order / download.


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 in mainstreaming conflict sensitivity in strategy development, reviews and program management.


4 - 8 April 2016

Course on Fragility, Conflict & Statebuilding

swisspeace conducted the 5-day course at the University of Basel. The course focused on the conceptual, policy and implementation challenges of statebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. Further information.


DME for Peace, 15 March 2016

Peace Exchange and Conflict Sensitivity

DME for Peace published an interview with Sabina Handschin on Peace Exchange and the “Conflict Sensitivity Community-Hub (CSC-Hub)”. Link.


Mandate for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2016

Strategy Development Support for SDC Country Offices

swisspeace supported SDC Country Offices with the strategy development for the great lakes program in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi.