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- 1. Development Assistance Committee, "Guidance on Evaluating Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities: Working Draft for Application Period," Organization for Economic Coordination and Development, 2008, p. 15, accessed 31 August 2011, http://www.oecd.org/secure/pdfDocument/0,2834,en_21571361_34047972_39774574_1_1_1_1,00.pdf.