Project Clusters

Clusters are groups of projects, initatives and short-term activities which explore a common research theme, led by one or several CCDP researchers:


Economic Perspectives on Violent Conflict, Dispute Resolution, and Resource Governance

  • Economic Issues and Tools in Peace Processes
  • Digging for Trouble: The Violence of Frontier Urbanization
  • Escaping the Resource Trap: Evidence from Resource-rich Emerging Economies
  • Negotiating Legitimacy in Peace Processes: Pathways to Inclusive Politics
  • Natural Resource Governance in Hybrid Political Orders: The Cases of North-Kivu and Katanga


Participatory Peace Processes and Political Transitions

  • Evaluating the BMZ's Civil Peace Service (ZFD)
  • Civil Society and Peacebuilding: Supporting Peacemaking and Peacebuilding with Research Knowledge Transfer
  • Arab Spring: Challenges during Political Transitions and Comparative Lessons for Civil Societies in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Broadening Participation in Track One Peace Negotiations


Performance in International Security and Development Institutions

  • Bad Behavior? Explaining Performance in International Peacebuilding Organizations
  • Evaluation of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) in Burundi
  • Conflict Analysis and the Linkage between Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding Practice


Security Sector Governance and the Local Dynamics of Violence

  • Informing Policy on Plural Security Provision in Urban Contexts: Comparative Insights from Lebanon, Kenya, and Tunisia
  • Civil-Military Relations and the Dynamics of the Revolution: Tunisia's Security Sector from a Historical Perspective
  • Community Policing and Roma Minorities in the Context of Police Reform: A Comparative Case Study of Albania and Hungary
  • Global Gangs: A Comparative Research Project
  • Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA): Madagascar
  • Understanding the Tipping Point of Urban Conflicts: Violence, Cities, and Poverty Reduction in the Developing World
  • Urban Resilience in Situations of Chronic Violence (URCV)


Other Ongoing Projects

The CCDP also undertakes a variety of stand-alone projects, mandates and other short-term activities:


Previous Work

Below is a list of some of our already completed projects and initiatives:


  • The Geneva Forum (2003-2015): The former website of the forum is archived here.