Peace through prosperity

Integrating peacebuilding into economic development

Economy and conflict are linked, and economic development of the right kind is critical to achieving peace.

This means businesses, governments and international agencies promoting economic development are influential in creating opportunities for peace – in building peace through prosperity. But how should they do this?

This report, which builds on more than 10 years of practical research and action by International Alert, outlines a simple framework for integrating peacebuilding into business and into economic development policies and programmes.