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Conflict-Sensitive Approaches to Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Peacebuilding: Resource Pack


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Conflict-Sensitive Approaches to Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Peacebuilding: A Resource Pack is the product of a two-year process by a consortium of partner organisations. The goal was to identify, synthesise, complement and enable conflict-sensitive practice in the fields of development, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding. This was undertaken primarily in Kenya, Uganda and Sri Lanka but also at the global policy level. The focus of the initiative was donors, governments, INGOs and local civil society organisations.

This Resource Pack documents current practice, available frameworks and lessons learned. At its heart is the concept of conflict sensitivity - the notion of systematically taking into account both the positive and negative impact of interventions, in terms of conflict or peace dynamics, on the contexts in which they are undertaken, and, conversely, the impact of these contexts on the interventions.

Reading the Resource Pack

The Resource Pack is organised in separate stand-alone units and does not need to be read from "cover to cover". You can download the full Resource Pack or, alternatively, you may browse the pack, chapter by chapter.

Letter to the Reader

Introduction to the Resource Pack

Chapter 1: An introduction to conflict-sensitive approaches to development, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding which provides an operational definition of conflict sensitivity and related principles. It situates conflict sensitivity within the current debates in the fields of development, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding.

Chapter 2: Conflict analysis describes what is, in effect, the central component of conflict sensitivity. Building on a compendium of tools and the lessons learned from their application, the chapter presents key elements of conflict analysis, and guidance on how to undertake it.

Chapter 3: Applying conflict sensitivity at project and programme level defines the project cycle, linking the conflict analysis to each constituent step of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The chapter describes how to undertake each step in a conflict-sensitive fashion, and the major challenges faced in doing so. It is composed of three modules:

    * Conflict-sensitive planning
    * Conflict-sensitive implementation
    * Conflict-sensitive monitoring and evaluation

Chapter 4: This chapter integrates conflict sensitivity into sectoral approaches, defines sector-wide approaches, and presents a framework for integrating conflict sensitivity into the programming cycle.

Chapter 5: This chapter on institutional capacity building for conflict sensitivity recommends processes and strategies for mainstreaming conflict sensitivity in implementing organisations and their partners.

Credits details information on the consortium of partner organisations who produced the Resource Pack as well as the donors who funded it.