Assessment of Lessons Learned from Sida Support to Conflict Management and Peace Building - Final Report
Sida has commissioned an Assessment of Lessons Learned from Sida Support to Conflict Management and Peace Building to serve as an input for devising new strategies to support efforts and projects in peace building and conflict management. The study was conducted by a consortium of SIPU International AB, Sweden, the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Norway, and the Centre for Development Research (CDR), Denmark. Sida's support to conflict resolution activities is guided by the Strategy for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding (1999). Other strategies play a major role for Sida in determining its support for this category, such as the various country strategies and the Action Programme for Peacebuilding, Democracy, and Human Rights (1998). Sida uses 'conflict management' as a generic term for aid financed projects implemented during armed conflicts. 'Conflict prevention' covers activities whose main objective is to prevent violence. 'Peace building' refers to projects with the aim of influencing the parties involved in armed conflicts. Sida support is to give special consideration to promotion of dialogue and peace.