Do No Harm (Local Capacities for Peace) - Brief Description
Since the end of the Cold War, international humanitarian and developmental assistance agencies have found themselves working increasingly in areas characterised by serious and often violent inter-group conflict. Many of these areas have become the sites of severe civilian-based civil wars, fought between subgroups of what had previously seemed to be a functionally cohesive society. Developmental cooperation with its activities and interventions cannot work neutrally in a conflict environment.
It has to be assumed that projects, programmes and other developmental actions impact the dynamics of conflicts.
The purpose of applying the ‘Local Capacities for Peace’ framework (Also known as the Do-No-Harm analysis) in a development policy context is:
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