Preventing Violence Through Inclusion: From Building Political Momentum to Sustaining Peace

This study analyzes when, how, and under what conditions the inclusion of a broad range of actors in peace and political transition processes contributes to the prevention of violence and armed conflict. It has been produced as a contribution to the United Nations–World Bank Study “Pathways to Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.”

Within the framework of UNSCR 2282 on Sustaining Peace, we use a broad definition of prevention that includes attempts to prevent the outbreak, continuation, escalation, or recurrence of violence. The study provides a comparative qualitative analysis of three globally unique qualitative datasets, comprised of more than 40 in-depth qualitative case studies of inclusive peace and transition processes, compiled by the Inclusive Peace &Transition Initiative (IPTI).

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