Associated Programmes

The Small Arms Survey


Eric Berman, Managing Director

The Small Arms Survey is a global centre of excellence whose mandate is to generate evidence-based, impartial, and policy-relevant knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence. It is the principal international source of expertise, information, and analysis, and acts as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and civil society.




Prof. Dr. Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Director
Dr. Joost Monks, Executive Director

NORRAG is a global network for international policies and cooperation in education and training, established in 1985. NORRAG’s core mandate and strength is to produce, disseminate and broker critical knowledge for a wide range of stakeholders involved in informing and shaping policy and practice at national and international levels. By doing so, NORRAG contributes to creating the conditions for better informed and evidence-based policy decisions that improve equal access to and quality of education and vocational skills development.



Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative

Thania Paffenholz, Director

The Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative (IPTI) is a newly created knowledge centre whose overall objective is to support efforts to enhance the participation of a wide range of actors in order to build sustainable peace within conflicted societies. Drawing its expertise on research conducted for nearly a decade at the Graduate Institute, it offers direct advice to both local and international policy-makers and practitioners and monitors and analyses on-going peace processes. It continuously conducts academic research in order to enlarge and contextualise its database and provides an online resources centre compiling a wide range of use-friendly publications on peace and transition processes.



Global Commission on Drug Policy

Ruth Dreifuss, Chair

The Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) is a panel of world leaders and intellectuals with a Secretariat based at the Graduate Institute. Presided by Ruth Dreifuss, it was established to “bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies”. It builds “on the experience of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy".



Geneva Peacebuilding Platform



Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator

With a network of more than 3,000 peacebuilding professionals and over 60 institutions, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform facilitates interaction on peacebuilding between different institutions and sectors, advances new knowledge and understanding of peacebuilding issues and contexts, and helps build bridges between International Geneva, the United Nations peacebuilding architecture in New York, and peacebuilding activities in the field.



Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks



Cédric Tille, Director

The Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks (BCC) is a programme jointly funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Graduate Institute, with the purpose of supporting partner central banks in emerging and developingcountries in building the analytical and technical expertise required for the efficient conduct of monetary policy. The programme builds on longstanding expertise at the Institute in providing technical assistance through missions in the partner countries tailored to their specific needs. It is built around four poles: Technical Assistance, Visiting Programme, Research Coaching, and Conference and Workshops.