Source description last updated: 30 March 2020

In brief: FFP is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organisation that seeks to contribute to peaceful and prosperous societies through risk and security assessments and collective dialogue.

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“With a clear focus on the nexus of human security and economic development, FFP contributes to more peaceful and prosperous societies […]. FFP empowers policy-makers, practitioners, and populations with context-specific, data-driven applications to diagnose risks and vulnerabilities and to develop solutions through collective dialogue.”

Besides its headquarters in Washington, D.C., FFP has offices in Abuja (Nigeria) and Tunis (Tunisia).

“The Fund for Peace was created in 1957 […] as a think tank and foundation primarily focused on […] nuclear non-proliferation. […] Today, FFP is focused on understanding and addressing issues of violent conflict, state fragility, and security and human rights. We work with a variety of partners in government, multilateral organizations, security forces, foundations, corporations, civil society organizations, and local communities in dozens of countries around the world.” (FFP: Who we are, undated)

“FFP conducts research and develops practical tools for stakeholders across government, civil society, academia, and the private sector to better understand their operating environment and assess the pressures and risks facing a country.” (FFP: Contextual Risk Tools, undated)


The FFP’s current and recent donors and financial supporters include oil and gas companies, financial institutions, foundations, the foreign ministries of Canada, the Netherlands, Norway and the USA, think tanks, universities, NATO, the US Department of Defense and the US military (FFP: Partners, Funders, and Donors, undated)

Scope of reporting:

Geographical scope: Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Asia-Pacific

Thematic scope: security, human rights, economic development


“[W]orking directly with local and international partners, we collect and analyze local, national and regional data and trends.” (FFP: Country Risk and Fragility Data, undated)

Reports by the FFP may be based on both quantitative methods such as data aggregation and network analysis as well as qualitative research (see, for example, FFP: Beyond #Hashtags: Leveraging Networks for the Prevention of Election Violence in Nigeria, 28 September 2018, pp. 6-7), which may include interviews with key informants and stakeholders or focus group discussions (see, for example, FFP: Time is of the Essence: Preventing Election Violence in Rivers State, August 2018, pp. 2-4).

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