This scoping exercise was commissioned to provide recommendations on the
scope and focus of a long-term programme on conflict, state fragility
and social cohesion.
The key elements of work undertaken during the study included:
(i) A literature review of key documents related to conflict, state
fragility and social cohesion;
(ii) A consultation process with DFID staff and a range of external
(iii) A mapping of current and planned research activities being
undertaken by academic institutions, donors, UN agencies, OECD-DAC, NGOs
and other UK Government Departments in this field.
The results of these three components of the study are presented and an
outline is given of the proposed scope of the research programme
including the overall principles which should be used to guide it and a
detailed breakdown of the themes and sub-themes it is proposed that the
research programme should cover.
Social Development Direct, London, UK, 53 pp.
Scoping a long-term research programme on conflict, state fragility and social cohesion. Report prepared for DFID’s Central Research Department. Final report: 18th December 2008