Manual for Conflict Analysis

Inger Buxton, Erik Melander, Mats Bengtsson, Patrick Kratt
Methods Document / This methodology tool has been developed to provide Sida with practical guidance on how to analyse violent conflicts in order to understand better how development co-operation is affected by and can affect potential or ongoing violent conflicts. The tool is aimed at helping the user to assess conflict risks so that strategies, programmes and projects can become more conflict sensitive. It has been developed to meet the needs at three levels: the strategic, sector and project levels. The document consists of three parts; an analytical methodology section, a section on Sida approach to situations of violent conflict and can work in situations of violent conflict and help address the conflict dynamics through conflict management efforts, and a section on what causes violent conflict.