This project will develop new rigorous evidence about the effectiveness of peacebuilding strategies utilized by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), disseminate the evidence to relevant policymakers, and build capacity to generate, manage and use future impact evaluation evidence.
The project will generate important new knowledge on the performance of peacebuilding and pro-stability interventions in key priority areas for the PBF and the broader UN system by conducting three robust impact evaluations. As well as conducting impact evaluations ourselves, the research team will work within PBF and the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) to build the capacity of field teams to conduct their own impact evaluations, ensuring a stream of future knowledge generation. Third, we will work to disseminate and diffuse this knowledge through the PBF and PBSO and wider through the international system. In combination, this will deeply enhance current and future knowledge. At each new iteration, this will substantially improve the type and design of interventions to build peace, contributing to reduced violence, improved human security and increased positive peace.