World Vision International
publication • Monday, March 20th 2017

Conflict Sensitivity: Meta-Trends Analysis

Nicole Goddard and Dilshan Annaraj

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This paper attempts to address three key questions.

  1. What general trends in conflict dynamics can be identified in the contexts in which World Vision works?
  2. What general patterns can be identified in how World Vision programs interact with conflict contexts?
  3. What general patterns can be identified in how World Vision staff apply conflict sensitivity in their work?

This paper is based on a review of data collected in Do No Harm (DNH)/Conflict Sensitivity (CS) and Integrating Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitivity (IPACS) reports compiled by World Vision International, representing programs in 12 countries, interviews with key World Vision (WV) staff in national offices and regional offices, surveys of World Vision Peacebuilding Officers, an in-depth review of the Kenya national office’s application of conflict sensitivity in its programming and consultations with WV staff and external organizations.