What are examples of conflict sensitive approaches and practice in relation to (i) education, (ii) the private sector, and (iii.) infrastructure development, identifying good practice where available? What are challenges to applying such approaches and practice?
Since the 1990s, aid actors have increasingly recognised that aid interventions are not neutral but become a part of the context. As such, donors need to be accountable for the inadvertent side effects of programming on conflict and fragility. Conflict sensitivity is an important concept and tool to help aid actors to understand these implications and to minimise harm and achieve positive outcomes. This report examines sensitivity in the areas of education, private sector and infrastructure development.
Haider, H. Conflict sensitivity in education, the private sector and infrastructure development (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1136). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2014) 34 pp.