Peace-sensitivity in development practice

Summary:

This report looks at the issue of ‘peace-sensitivity’ in the development sector in Pakistan. Peace-sensitivity is about maximising the positive impact that development efforts have on peace, enabling organisations to work more effectively in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. By being more peace-sensitive in the planning and implementation of activities, development organisations can be better equipped not to increase the unintended risk of creating or exacerbating social tensions locally. The research introduces analytical parameters for peace-sensitivity within development programming and discusses key challenges in making peace-sensitivity more applicable for development practice.