Peacebuilding and Postconflict Recovery: What Works and What Does Not?
The report summarizes the findings of the International Expert Forum (IEF) on peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery.
The meeting examined whether, to what extent, and under what circumstances peacebuilding is effective in securing peace as a minimum goal. It also reviews the ways in which peacebuilding contributes to wider aspirations related to securing the rule of law and justice, promoting respect for human rights, and contributing to economic recovery (positive peace). It highlights the institutional and operational challenges confronting peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery. The report concludes with recommendations and policy implications for enhancing peacebuilding policies.
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.