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Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR)
April 28, 2020

Author: The Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Department of Defense (DoD) Publication Date: June 2018 Summary: The Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Defense (DoD) have reviewed the significant lessons learned from past stabilization efforts. The principles for effective stabilization have been […]

Building Stability Framework

Author: Department for International Development (DFID); International Alert Publication Date: January 2016 Summary: This framework provides evidence-based guidance about how UK aid can help build stability, to meet the commitments set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence & Security Review and the UK Aid Strategy. It describes how aid can best help communities, states, and […]

The Effect of ‘Stabilization’ in the Mandates and Practice of UN Peace Operations

Author: Alexander Gilder Publication Date: March 2019 Summary: In the last decade UN peace operations have begun to explicitly seek ‘stabilization’ in the states to which they are deployed. Despite the term being included in the titles of four missions, three of which are amongst the four largest operations currently deployed, and stabilization activities being […]

Post-conflict Stabilization, Peacebuilding and Recovery Frameworks

Author: United Nations Publication Date: May 2013 Summary: This module describes the context in which flexible and responsive DDR programmes are designed and implemented as part of a larger strategy to build sustainable recovery and peace. It discusses the political, social, economic, and security dimensions of a post-conflict context in which there are many stakeholders […]

COVID-19 and Conflict Sensitivity

Author: Oxfam Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Conflict sensitivity is a critical part of Oxfam’s commitment to safe programming, this guide can help staff teams identify and mitigate particular conflict risks as part of the COVID-19 humanitarian response as part of safe programming risk analysis and risk management processes. This guidance needs to be used […]

Conflict Sensitivity Considerations Relating to the COVID-19 Response in Libya

Author: Peaceful Change Initiative; Conflict Sensitive Assistance in Libya Forum Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This brief note is intended to aid international assistance providers to strengthen the conflict sensitivity of their support to the COVID-19 response in Libya. The note identifies potential conflict sensitivity considerations that assistance planners and project staff should keep in mind as […]

COVID-19 and the Impact on Local Peacebuilding
April 20, 2020

Author: Peace Direct; Humanity United; Conducive Space for Peace Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: As the impact of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows, local peacebuilders continue working to help communities break through cycles of violent conflict. During the first week of April, Peace Direct and Conducive Space for Peace held a series of consultations asking local peacebuilders […]

Peace and Pandemics: How COVID-19 Will Impact Violence and What We Can do About It

Author: Rachel Locke Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: As the world prepares for and responds to the direct health impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus, those of us who work on reducing violence and preventing conflict are also bracing. The coronavirus pandemic is already producing knock-on effects for safety at the individual level, the community level, and – potentially […]

COVID-19 and Conflict: Seven Trends to Watch

Author: International Crisis Group Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: These are universal problems, but as an organisation focusing on early warning and conflict prevention, Crisis Group is especially concerned with places where the global health challenge intersects with wars or political conditions – such as weak institutions, communal tensions, lack of trust in leaders and inter-state rivalries […]

Perspectives in Peacebuilding – Assessment of Current Dynamics in the Peacebuilding System
March 30, 2020

Author: Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) Publication Date: October 2019 Summary: This research effort looks across the spectrum of the state of the peacebuilding field to gather critical data to understand key norms and attitudes as they relate to Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (DM&E) capacity, funding dynamics, the greatest needs for reform and pathways for change, and the […]

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