Statebuilding & Peacebuilding

One and a half billion people live in areas affected by fragility and conflict. No low-income fragile or conflict affected country has yet to achieve a single United Nations Millennium Development Goal (2011 World Development Report: Conflict, Security and Fragility)

LDP supports statebuilding and peacebuilding in conflict affected areas. Our governance work focuses on strengthening institutions and promoting capable and accountable government - which are central to efforts to tackle problems of conflict and fragility. Our justice sector work contributes towards strengthening security and justice, improving people's ability to go about their daily business free from violence and crime - supported by a non-abusive police service, an effective army and a legal system that can be relied upon to resolve disputes fairly. Our work collectively aims to lay the foundations for stability, security and growth. Examples of LDP's work with a direct statebuiliding and peacebuilding element include: 

  • Providing support to DFID in articulating their theory of change for peace building and governance interventions in Somalia; including assisting DFID to build its strategic business case for support
  • Conducting an evaluation of Danish engagement in Somalia 2006-2010
  • Developing successful strategies and programmes to support justice sector reform in post conflict and transitional environments such as Sierra Leone (2006 - 2009), Rwanda (2008) and Burundi (2010)
  • Supporting the Yemen Justice and Policing Programme (2011) to improve access to justice for women and other disadvantaged groups in a complex political and societal context

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Examples of LDP's Statebuilding and Peacebuilding Work

LDP supported the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) in articulating their theory of change to peace building and governance interventions. This included conducting the Governance and Peacebuilding Programmes (GAPP) results/impact assessment, to support submission for the next phase of support. This assessment focused on four key programmes; the Joint Programme on Local Governance, Pillars of Peace, Access to Justice, Cross border conflict management by PACT and CDRD. LDP went onto develop DFID's Stage 1 Business Case, for its 90million GAP programme, incorporating the theory of change to develop a strategic case and feasibility options for engagement.

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