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Integrating Peacebuilding into Humanitarian and Development Programming: Practical Guidance on Designing Effective, Holistic Peacebuilding Projects

Efforts by international organizations to integrate or mainstream peacebuilding across the diverse spectrum of humanitarian and development work has tended to be opportunistic and ad hoc. This paper seeks to clarify key terms, explore organizational frameworks and initiatives, provide some practical guidance, and list references or links to both thematic and procedural sources.

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1. Introduction 1
2. The CRS Trajectory 4
3. Differentiating Peacebuilding from Conflict Sensitivity 6
4. Building a Conceptual Framework for Integration and Conflict Sensitivity 8
5. Conflict Analysis—The Foundational Tool for Conflict Sensitivity & Peacebuilding 20
6. Moving from Analysis to Strategic Interventions: The Project Cycle 23
7. Challenges & Dilemmas 29
8. Conclusion 33
9. Resources on Multi-sectoral Programming 36
Appendix 1 39
Appendix 2 42

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