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

14 April 2014

KOFF Roundtable on Conflict and Security

This policy roundtable offered an opportunity to discuss the post-2015 agenda for development with Sarah Cliffe, UN Special Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General of Civilian Capacities. More info.

08 April 2014

KOFF Roundtable on Evaluation in Conflict

Megan Kennedy-Chouane and Bart Klem, co-authors of the book "Evaluation Methodologies for
Aid in Conflict" discussed insights and their implications for working in fragile contexts together with participants at this roundtable. More info.

Mandate for Pax Christi International, 2014

Mapping of local conflicts in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mandated by Pax Christi International, swisspeace supports a local organization in mapping local conflicts.

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.

Project funded by PeaceNexus, 2012-2014

Results-orientation in Peacebuilding series

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.