Peacekeeping Operations and the Durability of Peace: What Works and What Does Not?
The report summarizes the findings of the International Expert Forum (IEF) on peacekeeping operations.
During the meeting, participants discussed whether, to what extent, and under what conditions peacekeeping operations contribute to the durability of negative and positive peace and how it shapes organized violence. The workshop brought together top level quantitative and qualitative researchers to discuss recent insights with policy makers and practitioners. The report highlights challenges confronting peacekeeping and ways in which peacekeeping has adapted to achieve short- and long-term dividends. In addition to identifying lessons learned and policy implications for enhancing peacekeeping efficacy, the report also raises questions for further research so that key policy priorities can be informed by a richer evidence base.
The IEF is a collaborative initiative of the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), the International Peace Institute (IPI), the SecDev Group, and the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF). The IEF provides an informal venue for exchanges between diverse constituencies working to prevent and reduce organized violence and promote lasting peace. It is designed to allow for the sharing of empirical analysis and applied practical experience on conflict prevention, preventive diplomacy, peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding.