Conflict analysis framework (CAF)

The Bank’s operational policy on Development Cooperation and Conflict mandates the integration of sensitivity to conflict in Bank assistance through analytical work, including conflict analysis. The CPR unit has developed a Conflict Analysis Framework (CAF) to help Bank teams consider factors affecting conflict when contributing to strategies, policies, and programs. Conflict sensitive approaches that take account of problem areas and potential sources of conflict may help to prevent the onset, exacerbation, or resurgence of violent conflict. Working through CAF would help a team identify and analyze the key factors that impact conflict and their links with poverty, to determine how they best can be addressed through Bank assistance.

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Washington, DC, World Bank, 2005
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