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 Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS), 2013-2014
Theory of Change for Integrated Programming and Monitoring in North-West Bangladesh
swisspeace is supporting Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS) in the elaboration of an M&E framework for an innovative program in the North-West of Bangladesh. The program serves as a pilot for a more integrated programming approach and is linking the development of value chains with social inclusion of Dalit and Adivashi communities and conflict transformation. The mandate involved conducting a conflict analysis on national and local level, the elaboration of a theory of change and indicators with the participation of 5 local partner organizations, and capacity building to partner organizations' staff.
Mandate for PeaceNexus, 2013-2014
Workshop on "Collaborative learning"
swisspeace, in cooperation with the Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS), Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and terre des hommes schweiz, conducted a workshop discussing monitoring, evaluation and accountability techniques, with a particular focus on Pakistan, Palestine/Israel, Colombia and South Africa. Basel 29-31 January 2014.
Andrea Iff, 2013
Manual: Conflict Sensitivity Due Diligence for Timber Companies in the Congo Basin
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ, 2014
Development of the Policy Strategy for the Civil Peace Service in Bolivia
swisspeace is supporting CPS and GIZ in their strategy development for the civil peace service in Bolivia. The civil peace service is supporting intercultural dialogue initatives and peaceful transformation of violent conflicts.
Sara Hellmueller and Martina Santschi (eds), 2013
Is Local Beautiful? Peacebuilding between International Interventions and Locally Led Initiatives
Peace and Security Studies 11. Springer Briefs in Enviornment, Security, Development & Peace. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. Link.