The aim of this document is to facilitate the design of a conflict diagnostic framework. Through an assessment of conflict and peace factors, as well as a stakeholder analysis, development practitioners are able to make strategic choices and define entry points for response.
The handbook is divided into seven steps: Step 1 provides an overview of the full conflict diagnostic framework. Steps 2, 3 and 4 provide for the assessment of conflict and peace factors, as well as stakeholder dynamics. Step 5 takes participants through a process of drawing out scenarios and defining overall peacebuilding objectives. Steps 6 and 7 help define strategic issues and choices, as well as key entry points for response.