A Guidance for Integrating Peacebuilding in Development
This manual is designed to be used by development practitioners to help them mainstream peacebuilding into development assistance. It aims at evidencing the added value of peacebuilding for development but also at building the capacity to programme development interventions with higher conflict sensitivity.
Not all state and non-governmental actors are aware of the importance of integrating and applying a peacebuilding perspective into development interventions at the policy formulation, programming, project implementation or assessment stages. As such, IFP has put together this manual for those engaged in development work as policymakers, programmers, donors, or implementers.
Chapter one introduces peacebuilding by discussing meanings associated with conflict and the principles underpinning peacebuilding approaches. It also looks at policy developments on the linkages between security and development at the EU level. Chapter two looks in greater detail at the programming of peacebuilding policies within development interventions, particularly at peacebuilding issues within official development assistance (ODA). The following chapters deal with cross-cutting issues of peacebuilding and development, including gender, human security, transitional justice, and mediation.