Browse by Theme: Peacebuilding
Resilient markets: Strengthening women’s economic empowerment and market systems in fragile settingsDecember 2016
Functioning market systems and a responsible and responsive private sector are critical to livelihoods, autonomy and well-being. However, they are both heavily impacted by crisis, and women, who face greater barriers to economic activity than men, are particularly at risk. This briefing paper outlines CARE’s initial thinking on fostering economic empowerment for women and the resilience of market systems in fragile contexts.Read more...
“Our small peace cannot survive alone”: Lessons in peacebuilding and economic development in South SudanDecember 2015
South Sudan has endured many decades of violent conflict. To escape from the cycle of destruction and revenge, the Compromise Peace Agreement signed in August 2015 presents an opportunity for national authorities and the international community to adopt a new approach. This paper draws on CARE’s integrated approach to peacebuilding and economic development to argue that community reconciliation and economic development should be given equal weight in strategy decisions by national authorities, donors and aid agencies.Read more...
CARE International position on the 15th anniversary of UNSCR 1325
This paper outlines recommendations from CARE International in close consultation with our local civil society partners towards the 15th anniversary review of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS).Read more...
From crisis to catastrophe: South Sudan’s man-made crisis – and how the world must act now to prevent catastrophe in 2015October 2014
This joint agency briefing note, signed by CARE and 35 other aid agencies, warns that parts of South Sudan – already the world’s worst food crisis – could fall into famine early in 2015 if the nine-month-long conflict escalates as expected. The report calls for vigorous diplomacy and the delivery of more aid to those who need it.Read more...
Violent conflict and ‘situations of fragility’ represent significant challenges for aid effectiveness. Applying traditional development approaches in an unchanged fashion in such contexts simply does not work.
Aid can have unintended interactions with conflict - both to exacerbate or mitigate violence or the potential for violence.
For this reason, CARE International believes that working in or on conflict requires a different approach.
Framework for considering the impact of aid on conflict and a conflict assessment, local capacities for peace projectJuly 2012
On going assessment of the factors, issues, and other dynamics is essential to developing objective strategy and making wise choices in conflict situations.
Broad participation in an analysis and assessment process by all the parties will help build a shared perspective on the problem and the steps necessary to move forward.
Indeed, joint analysis is often a key step in bringing parties to the table. The following guide offers a series of questions to help identify useful information.
The commentary is specifically focused on the data from the analysis that will impact the building of a forum and the getting-to-the-table stage of disputes.
One of the long-standing challenges to successful peacebuilding has been the difficulty of measuring results and generating evidence that can help identify what types of interventions work best. This guide builds on work undertaken by CARE International and International Alert in three countries to pilot theory based evaluation tools to help evaluate the impact of the peacebuilding projects. 19 projects and 38 theories of change were tested, with the resulting tools, tips and processes captured here.Read more...