IPS Project and It’s Political Settlement

Launched in February 2013 and funded by the Canadian IDRC for two years, this collaborative research project aims to examine the conditions for inclusive political settlements following protracted armed conflicts. A specific focus of the project is on former armed power contenders turned state-leaders. The project aims to inform national and international policy-makers on effective practices for enhancing participation, representation and responsiveness in post-war state-building and governance. It is carried out in cooperation with partner institutions in Colombia (the project coordinators), Germany (the research coordinator), El Salvador, South Africa, South Sudan, Aceh/Indonesia and Nepal.