Recent work on peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity

Of course, those two aren’t the same thing. Nevertheless, a couple interesting pieces related to both topics have come across my desk recently. I thought the following were worth sharing.

Applying conflict sensitivity in emergency response: Current practice and ways forward

This brief from ODI’s Humanitarian Practice Network surveys the current state of conflict sensitive practice in emergency responses, with case studies on the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2010 Pakistan floods, and 2010/2011 Sri Lanka floods. Get the overview version or go straight to the full pdf here.

How to Make Aid More Effective for People Affected by Conflict and Fragility

CDA Collaborative Learning Projects chimes in on the aid effectiveness debate with a quick two-pager on the implementing the “do no harm” concept, linking conflict analysis with poverty analysis, and ensuring that statebuilding is mutually reinforcing with peacebuilding. It makes a great point about measuring a project’s impact on the drivers of conflict, not just on development outcomes.

DM&E for Peacebuilding Learning Portal

This is an excellent new resource for anyone working on peacebuilding programs. In a few weeks since its launch, the site has quickly filled up with evaluation reports, case studies, job opportunities, and more. Know of a great resource that’s missing? You can add it.