Peacebuilding NGO Supporting People Affected by Conflict
Impact evaluation of Swiss core funding from 2010 to 2020
From October 2020 to January 2021, an external evaluation was conducted to assess the benefits of funding and partnership between the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and Conciliation Resources over the past 10 years. It found that FDFA core funding has played a significant role in supporting Conciliation Resources' high quality input to peacebuilding processes, resulting in positive changes in specific conflict and policy contexts. As a flexible funding source, it enabled Conciliation Resources' approach to be long-term, flexible, responsive and to invest in programme and partnership development. These characteristics are crucial to Conciliation Resources' success and enable programmes to have more sustainable results. The FDFA also benefited from positive outcomes in specific conflict and mediation contexts, from the exchange of knowledge and learning, and from shared influencing priorities and complementary networks.