Peace through prosperity
International Alert’s new report, Peace through prosperity, analyses the importance of integrating peacebuilding into economic development.
The report builds on more than 10 years of practical research and action by Alert, working with companies, civil society, governments and international organisations in conflict-affected countries around the world. In it we outline a simple framework for integrating peacebuilding into business and into economic development policies and programmes.
The report provides practical illustrations of how this has been done, showing that business and economic development promoters do not need to be specialist peacebuilders to contribute to peace, provided they work out ahead of time what their contribution is likely to be, and make it an integral part of their project.
Last week International Alert held a Peace Talks panel discussion on the topic, which you can watch here. You can also read a Q&A with the author here.