Guide to Conflict Analysis

This Guide is a tool for UNICEF staff and leadership to understand, situate and operationalize conflict analysis into UNICEF programme planning and implementation. In the UNICEF context, conflict analysis is understood as the systematic study of the profile, causes, actors and dynamics of conflict. In essence, a conflict analysis seeks to understand who is involved in a conflict and what they want to achieve and why – including the historic and current events and developments that influence them. The Guide can be used as a stand-alone resource, or it can be used as a reference for UNICEF staff that have completed a training workshop on conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding (country office, regional office or online). Each tool and concept should be contextualized and adapted to the realities, dynamics and needs of the context in which it is used. 

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


Conflict Risk Reduction
Education for Peacebuilding
Conflict Sensitive Education