Papers, Reports

What impact – if any – does aid have on the peace building process in conflict zones? What strategies work, and why? How can mind and hearts be won?

As aid money is increasingly seen as investment in peace, and as the strategies and activities of security and development actors working in conflict-ridden countries tend to converge, such questions have become salient. The logistical challenges in conflict zones have often made conducting evaluations impossible due to budget and time constraints. We seek to develop a method for assessing the impact of aid in conflict zones. We use Northeast Afghanistan as a test case, applying both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Data, Questionnaires


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2007 survey questionnaire

2009 survey questionnaire

2007 and 2009 data (coming 12/2010)

Jan Böhnke

Jan Koehler

Christoph Zuercher