This page offers a variety of resources for anyone interested to learn more about peacebuilding and particularly on how to create a more conducive space for local actors in peacebuilding. This includes blog-posts from CSP and peacebuilding practitioners affiliated with CSP, key articles, books and reports about peacebuilding as well as links to other relevant peacebuilding organisations and initiatives whom CSP is engaging with. Moving forward, CSP is laying the foundation for creating a space for sharing resources among peacebuilders who are working on and interested in this change agenda. 

Blog posts

Articles, Books, and Reports

Anderson, Mary B., Brown, Dayna & Isabella Jean (2012). Time to Listen – Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid. Cambridge, MA: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects

Autesserre, Séverine (2014). Peaceland.

Booth, David (2012). Aid effectiveness: bringing country ownership  (and politics) back in, Conflict, Security & Development, 12:5, 537-558

Booth, David & Unsworth, Sue, 2014: Politically smart, locally led development. ODI: Overseas Development Institute, September 2014.

Campbell, Susanna (2018). Global Governance and Local Peace.

De Coning, Cedric (2018). ‘Adaptive Peacebuilding’.

De Coning, Cedric (2016). ‘From Peacebuilding to Sustaining Peace: Implications of Complexity For Resilience and Sustainability’, Resilience, International Policies, Practices and Discourses, Volume 4, 2016, Issue 3.

European Centre for Development (ECDPM), (2017). Supporting peacebuilding in times of change.

IPTI, Peace Direct, GPPAC (2019). ‘Civil society and inclusive peace’.

Omidyar Group (N.d.). ‘Systems Practice Workbook’.

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) (2017). The Capacities of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes to Sustain Peace. An Independent Review.

Parlevliet, Michelle (2017). Human Rights and Peacebuilding: Complementary and Contradictory, Complex and Contingent, Journal of Human Rights Practice Volume 9, Issue 3.

Peace Direct ‘Local Voices for Peace’ reports (several).

Roesdahl, Mie & George Varughese (2017). ‘Development aid architecture and the conditions for peacebuilding and human rights: Does the framework fit the purpose?’ Journal of Human Rights Practice, Volume 9, Issue 3, 1

UN (2018). Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace – Report of the Secretary-General.

UN General Assembly resolution 70/262 (2016)

UN Security Council resolution 2282 (2016)

UN (2015a) The challenge of sustaining peace: report of the Advisory Group of Experts for the 2015 review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture. New York: UN.

UN (2015b) Report of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations on uniting our strengths for peace: politics, partnership and people. A/70/95 and S/2015/446. New York: UN.

Woodrow, Peter (2017). Framework for Collective Impact in Peacebuilding, Cambridge, MA: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects,

Your contentFord Foundation Office for Southern Africa, The Mott Foundation and Philanthophy for Social Justice and Peace (2019) Local agency and power in philanthropy and development. 

International Peacebuilding Organisations and Think Thanks pursuing similar change agendas


Center on International Cooperation (CIC) –

Conciliation Resources –

Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) –

Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative (IPTI) –

Interpeace –

International Alert –

International Peace Institute (IPI) –

Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) –

Nonviolent Peace Force –


Peace Direct –

Peace Nexus –

Safer World –

Search for Common Ground –

United States Institute of Peace (USIP) –


Peacebuilding coalitions, networks and multilateral initiatives

Alliance for Peacebuilding –

Civil Society Forum for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding –

International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding –

Network on Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding –

Nordic Women Mediators Network –

Pathways for Peace –

Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) –

Peace and Security Funders Group –



Mie Roesdahl
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