Improving International Support to Peace Processes: The Missing Piece
Violent conflict is bad for development. Peace processes – if conducted well – offer the promise of creating more equitable, resilient and developed societies. Yet such processes are politically, socially and psychologically complex, as well as high-risk. Many fail and such failure does harm by reducing confidence and increasing cynicism amongst conflict parties, citizens and international partners alike. International support can help a peace process to succeed, but its nature and quality matter greatly.
INCAF’s work on peace processes focuses on identifying and advocating for recommendations that can improve the quality of support provided by states and international organisations to peace processes. This work is grounded in analysis of the characteristics of violent conflict today; ingredients of successful peace processes; and strengths and weaknesses of current international support.
Chapter 1. Violent conflict and organised violence today
Chapter 2. What are ingredients for success in a peace process?
Chapter 3. Strengths and weaknesses of international support
Chapter 4. Recommendations to improve international support
Chapter 5. From recommendations to action: Country responses
Recent publications include:
Consult the full list of recent publications in the Conflict & Fragility Series.
Peacebuilding, statebuilding and security