Conflict analysis and risk assessment
UNDP has been working in conflict, post-conflict and politically complex settings in the Europe and Central Asia region for more than 15 years. Understanding the causes and drivers of conflict, mapping key stakeholders and locating entry-points for peace are critical to prevent conflict and promote social cohesion. UNDP relies on its expertise in conflict-sensitive approaches to development, using development assistance to build confidence and heal differences.
Internal research in these areas means we have a continuous analysis of conflict dynamics and risks that informs our work in conflict prevention. Such analysis has been critical in guiding, for example, UNDP-led cross-border cooperation projects between communities in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
- In Ukraine, UNDP conducted the Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index, providing insight into societal dynamics in conflict-affected societies and identifies entry points for social cohesion interventions.
- Peace and Development Advisors (DPA) deployed through the UNDP-DPA Joint Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Ukraine provide strategic guidance for conflict prevention initiatives, support UN operations through political and conflict analysis, and help design and run conflict-sensitive programming.