Towards Better Policy and Programme Work in Conflict Zones: Introducing the ‘Aid for Peace’ Approach
This article presents the newly developed ‘Aid for Peace’ approach. This approach facilitates the planning and evaluation of peacebuilding, development and humanitarian policies and programmes, in latent or manifest violent conflict or in the aftermath of a violent conflict or war. The ‘Aid for Peace’ framework consists of four parts that focus on the needs for peacebuilding in a given country or area. It tailors the intervention’s objectives and activities towards these needs through identifying its peacebuilding relevance, and develops or evaluates peace and conflict results chains and indicators for understanding its effects on conflict and peacebuilding. Based on the same methodological framework, the approach provides separate guides for planning and evaluating peace and aid policies and programmes.