Peacebuilding essentials for economic development practitioners

We are pleased to launch two new practice notes in the Peacebuilding Essentials for Economic Development Practitioners series. This forms part of International Alert’s project Strengthening the Economic Dimensions of Peacebuilding.

Socio-Economic Reintegration of Ex-Combatants explains what economic development planners and practitioners can do to support the socio-economic reintegration of former combatants.

Supporting the Economic Dimensions of Peace Processes presents the possible impacts of political peace processes on post-conflict economic recovery, and implications for economic development planning during these transition periods.

Peacebuilding Essentials for Economic Development Practitioners is a series of practice notes that Alert is producing, in partnership with leading experts and practitioners from relevant fields. The aims of the series are to:

  • Introduce economic development practitioners to key economic recovery and peacebuilding challenges in conflict-affected and post-conflict countries;
  • Share lessons and good practice on how to strengthen the economic dimensions of peacebuilding;
  • Provide practitioners and planners with the knowledge and tools to ensure that their interventions are conflict-sensitive;
  • Promote experience-sharing between economic development and peacebuilding practitioners, to enhance synergies between the two.

Topics covered in this series include:

Previous phases of the project received funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the United States Institute for Peace. This practice note series was made possible by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.