FUND FOR PEACE (FFP)
http://www.fundforpeace.org
Source description last updated: 30 September 2013
In brief: The Fund for Peace (FfP) is an independent, non-profit research and educational organisation headquartered in Washington, D.C., that “works to prevent violent conflict and promote sustainable security” (FFP: About The Fund for Peace, undated)
Coverage on ecoi.net:
Country Profiles, UNLocK publications, other relevant publications.
Covered monthly on ecoi.net, for countries of priorities A-C.
Mission/Mandate/Objectives:
“We promote sustainable security through research, training and education, engagement of civil society, building bridges across diverse sectors, and developing innovative technologies and tools for policy makers.
A leader in the conflict assessment and early warning field, the Fund for Peace focuses on the problems of weak and failing states. Our objective is to create practical tools and approaches for conflict mitigation that are useful to decision-makers.” (FFP: About The Fund for Peace, undated)
Funding:
“As a nonprofit educational and research organization, The Fund for Peace relies on support from foundations, corporations, governments and individuals for specific projects and its general operating budget.” (FFP: Support The Fund for Peace, undated)
Scope of reporting:
The FFP “focuses on the problems of weak and failing states.” (FFP: About The Fund for Peace, undated); UNLocK publications cover Liberia, Uganda and  Nigeria (FFP: Programs: UNLocK, undated); Country Profiles are available for  many countries worldwide (FFP: Conflict Early Warning & Assessment, undated)
Methodology:
Different methods depending on the publication.
Country profiles: “As an extension to the Failed States Index [an annual ranking of 178 nations based on their levels of stability and capacity], the Fund for Peace provides further in-depth analysis on many of the world’s countries. This analysis is based on the data derived annually from the Failed States Index as well as qualitative analysis performed by Fund for Peace staff.” (FFP: Conflict Early Warning & Assessment, undated)
UNLocK: “[…] The Fund for Peace has developed UNLocK, a project that links global information technologies with local social networks for the benefit of all stakeholders. Since 2007, The Fund for Peace has been conducting workshops in the conflict-affected countries of Liberia, Uganda, and Nigeria, training local participants in our Conflict Assessment System Tool (CAST). They, in turn, train others at the community level, including traditional leaders, local political leaders, youths, women, school teachers, religious leaders, and others. Data collected from the field by participants are passed up the communications chain to The Fund for Peace for analysis and shared on a dedicated website for the network as a whole. Aggregated data are made available in the form of meaningful reports and graphical representations of social, economic, and political pressures that can drive conflict. Findings presented at both the community and national levels warn of potential flashpoints and advocate for responsible action by all stakeholders. Working with local networks, The Fund for Peace disseminates the findings, creates alerts, and offers policy recommendations to protect civilians and promote sustainable security.” (FFP: About the UNLocK Program, undated)
Language(s) of publications:
English
 
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