With about 100 million persons suffering acutely from wars and with war-makers outspending the peace-makers by perhaps 1000 to 1, it’s hard to be optimistic about the prospects for peace. Yet we are doing and learning and will eventually reduce political violence more significantly.
Below are links to several new reports on peacebuilding that you may find interesting. They are on three subjects: Locally-led peacebuilding, Research on cost-effectiveness, and Peacebuilding overall.
Recent publications and blogs on locally-led peacebuilding are presented on the web site of the Purdue Peace Project
Research on cost-effectiveness
Animation on the need to understand the cost and effectiveness of peacebuilding approaches: Animation
I have been talking with others in the peacebuilding community about how we can achieve more significant results in reducing political violence, planning disseminate a summary of their comments without attribution. Please send me any ideas you may have on this subject.