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A focus group discussion for women participating in local peace efforts in Balambale, Somalia.

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Methods and Tools

Peace and Conflict Toolbox

Updated: 23 February 2018

Sida's Peace and Conflict Toolbox provides knowledge, tools and inspiration on how to operationalize conflict sensitivity as well as peace and security in Swedish development cooperation. A solid knowledge and method base is more important than ever due to an increased focus on conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Swedish and global policy and practice. 

The Peace and Conflict Toolbox provides thematic method support and guidance in relation to Sida’s key processes – developing strategy proposals, programme management and following up on strategy implementation. It targets Sida staff as well as partners and other stakeholders.

The Peace and Conflict Toolbox will include three different kinds of materials  Tools, Issue Briefs and Thematic Overviews. The Toolbox is now launched with a first set of Tools, but will continuously be updated with additional materials based on identified needs, interests and priorities.


Tools provide support and guidance on integrating conflict sensitivity in Sida’s key processes

Defining Key Concepts, Tools and Operational Response
Sida’s approach to an integrated conflict perspective
Building and assessing institutional capacity to integrate conflict sensitivity
Conflict sensitivity in programme management

Issue Briefs

Briefs provide targeted support and guidance on how to integrate conflict sensitivity within different thematic areas and sectors

(To be added)

Thematic Overviews

Thematic Overviews provide more in-depth guidance on different issues related to conflict prevention, inclusive peacebuilding and human security

Conflict Prevention: Opportunities and challenges in implementing key policy commitments and priorities
Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) through development
Working Paper: The relationship between climate change and violent conflict

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