David Bloomfield, Martina Fischer & Beatrix Schmelzle (eds.) Dialogue series number 4 (2005). New Trends in Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA). Short reflection papers by all authors shed light on progress and controversy regarding the new trends in peace and conflict impact assessment.
Questions of effectiveness, impact and evaluation continue to be most relevant for the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation: Adam Barbolet, Rachel Goldwyn, Hesta Groenewald & Andrew Sherriff report with intimate knowledge on the development of "conflict sensitivity" as an alternative to PCIA; Kenneth Bush sends thought-provoking "field notes", reflecting on his learning in the context of applying PCIA in the South; Thania Paffenholz presents a comprehensive overview of the "Aid for Peace Approach".
Professor Frank Vanclay
University of Groningen
Social Impact Assessment e-learning programme
Community Insights Group