PeaceNexus Foundation

Conflict Sensitivity Monitoring

April 11, 2016

Conflict Sensitivity has been widely accepted as good practice for development actors working in fragile and conflict affected settings and has been translated into policy commitments for many organisations at the HQ level. However, despite over two decades of policy and practical support, implementing conflict sensitivity remains a challenge.

In 2015, the PeaceNexus Foundation commissioned a study to explore the impediments to conflict sensitivity implementation and assess the feasibility of developing conflict sensitivity monitoring to act as an incentive towards better performance. This included country-level studies in South Sudan and Myanmar.

The studies concluded that there is widespread donor support for the development of conflict sensitivity monitoring that includes both process monitoring (to assess organisational processes and mechanisms intended to promote conflict sensitivity) and outcome monitoring (to provide feedback on the effect of donor programming on conflict).

PeaceNexus is exploring the possibility of piloting conflict sensitivity monitoring accompanying a multi-donor trust fund in Myanmar.