Conflict and fragility

Peacebuilding, statebuilding and security

 

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Insecurity, fragility and conflict negatively affect the lives of millions and continue to pose a pressing challenge to a safer and more equitable world. Their complexities require coherent responses. INCAF strives to better understand their drivers, dynamics and interconnection and supports policy makers, operational staff and developing countries to strengthen effective and legitimate state functions, prevent conflict, and promote sustainable peace and security. It provides cutting-edge conceptual and policy advice, guidance on programming that works, and monitors international engagement to ensure it accords to agreed principles, standards and best practices.

 

INCAF’s work in this area is organised under four headings, statebuilding, security and justice, armed violence reduction and peace processes.

 

Statebuilding

Capable, accountable states are essential for reducing poverty, achieving agreed development goals and addressing sources of international insecurity. INCAF works to harness new thinking on statebuilding and to translate that thinking into clear recommendations for better practice. Find out more...

 

Armed violence reduction

Armed violence poses a significant challenge, not just in situations in or emerging from conflict, but in many non-conflict settings as well. INCAF helps the international community understand the dynamics of armed violence and what can be done about it. Find out more...

 

Security and justice

Effective and accountable delivery of security and justice is central to establishing the rule of law, sustainable peacebuilding and achieving development outcomes. INCAF continues to play a key role in this area. Find out more...

 

Peace processes

Peace Processes are far more than seminal moments when combatants lay down their arms. They are long-term processes of transformation that require sustained engagement and improved co-operation between political and development actors. INCAF works towards making that a reality. Find out more...

 

Evaluation

INCAF is working with the DAC Network on Development Evaluation on evaluating policies and programmes, which poses unique challenges in situations of conflict and fragility. More and better evaluations will help improve learning, and strengthen accountability for results in these settings. Find out more...

 

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Publications series: Conflict and Fragility

 

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