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 Nyein (Shalom) Foundation, 2016

Supporting Policy-Relevant Research

In February and April 2016, swisspeace expert Stefan Bächtold supported the Nyein (Shalom) Foundation in Myanmar in a research project collecting data on community perspectives in all seven states.


20 May 2016

Workshop on the "Mobilization of Financial Resources and Marketing" in Rwanda

swisspeace  facilitated a workshop on „mobilization of financial ressources“ and „marketing“ for the Rwandan peace building network “Noyau de Paix” within the framework of a CARITAS mandate.


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.