Category Archive: Report

Building States while Building Peace? Statebuilding and Security Sector Reform in Peace Agreements

Building States while Building Peace? Statebuilding and Security Sector Reform in Peace Agreements Citation:  Download the research report. Summary and key findings: This report uses ten variables coded in PA-X as proxies for the intended strength of statebuilding in peace agreements. These are references to political institutions, constitution’s affirmation, constitutional reform, elections, electoral commission, political […]

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Incremental peace in Afghanistan

Incremental peace in Afghanistan Citation: Download the report. Abstract: A radical new approach is needed in Afghanistan to build peace step-by-step. There needs to be a move beyond peace rhetoric, through a progressive, step-by-step process towards a political settlement which builds stability, confidence and legitimacy over time. The short-term objective should be a reduction in […]

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6 ways to support gender inclusion in peace transitions

This post by Dr Sophia Close was first published by Conciliation Resources and is re-posted here with permission. Participation of women and other excluded groups in peace talks and political bargaining is important for sustainable peace. Clear opportunities to support gender inclusion exist in all phases of a peace process – before, during and after a […]

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Interactions between Elections and Constitution-Building Processes in Fragile and Conflict-affected States

Interactions between Elections and Constitution-Building Processes in Fragile and Conflict-affected States, Fourth Edinburgh Dialogue on Post-Conflict Constitution-Building, 2017 Citation:  Download report Policy Points:  Those concerned with the design and structuring of transitional political processes should understand the ways in which electoral and constitutional processes interact in order to maximize the benefits, and minimize the risks. […]

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Balancing stability and inclusion in peace transitions: a way forward

This post by Dr Zahbia Yousuf was first posted by Conciliation Resources and is re-posted here with permission. Inclusive societies are more resilient and less prone to violent conflict, and achieving greater inclusion is a widely accepted peacebuilding goal. What’s less obvious however, is the journey people in less equal and inclusive societies need to […]

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Navigating Inclusion in Peace Transitions: Beyond Elite Bargains

Navigating Inclusion in Peace Transitions: Beyond Elite Bargains Citation:  Download report Policy Points:  Inclusive change is slow and incremental. Support to inclusion in peace processes requires realistic, long-term goals and sustained commitment. Inclusive change is essentially an internal agenda and is highly politicised. External engagement is best provided through support or guidance. Conflict resolution frameworks […]

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Gendered Political Settlements: Examining Peace Transitions in Bougainville, Nepal and Colombia

Gendered Political Settlements: Examining Peace Transitions in Bougainville, Nepal and Colombia Citation:  Download the report Policy Points:  Deliberately building practical forms of inclusion into peace negotiations, agreements and implementing institutions are ways to seize the opportunities for inclusion during and immediately after the negotiation of a peace agreement. Using an intersectional approach to peacebuilding can […]

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Gender in political transition: Bougainville’s peace process

Gender in political transition: Bougainville’s peace processs Citation:  Access the report here. Abstract: Women’s civil society activism in Bougainville has not always been well reflected in decision-making processes; however the political transition following the Bougainville Peace Agreement in 2001 has provided opportunities for greater inclusion. This report explores how gender dynamics shape decision-making, power and […]

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Gender in Political Transition: Bougainville’s Peace Process

Gender in Political Transition: Bougainville’s Peace Process Citation: Kirkham, A., Close, S., Yousuf, Z. (2018). Gender in Political Transition: Bougainville’s Peace Process (PSRP Report). London: Conciliation Resources. Download Report. Key Points: Women’s civil society activism in Bougainville has not always been well reflected in decision-making processes; however the political transition following the Bougainville Peace Agreement in […]

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Bringing in the margins, Peacebuilding and transition in borderlands

Bringing in the margins, Peacebuilding and transition in borderlands Citation: Download the report. Abstract: This report summarises discussions from a workshop to explore sub-state political settlements in conflict-affected borderlands and the possibilities for more effective and inclusive peacebuilding interventions. It looks at four key themes: concepts of borderlands, inclusion and political settlement; the particular types of […]

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