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Sierra Leone

The Peacebuilding Fund in Sierra Leone

Peacebuilding Challenges The April 2018 election in Sierra Leone resulted in a peaceful transfer of power from former President Ernest Bai Koroma to opposition leader, Julius Maada Bio, former...

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PNG

The Peacebuilding Fund in Papua New Guinea

Nine years of civil war in Papua New Guinea cost the lives of approximately 20,000 people in the region. Key triggers of the conflict were grievances, political conflicts and disagreements about the...

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Niger

The Peacebuilding Fund in Niger

Peacebuilding Challenges In 2010, a political coup opened the way for transition in Niger, culminating with the April 2011 democratic election of President Mahmadou Issoufou. But in 2013, the country...

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Mali

The Peacebuilding Fund in Mali

Peacebuilding Challenges Since 2012, Mali has faced volatile crisis as ethnic-based movements, jihadist groups and transnational criminal networks fight for control of territories in the North. Mali...

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Liberia

The Peacebuilding Fund in Liberia

Liberia has made remarkable peace gains over the past 14 years. The election of President George Weah in December 2017 marked an important milestone with the peaceful transition from one...

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Kyrgyzstan

The Peacebuilding Fund in Kyrgyzstan

Peacebuilding Challenges In Kyrgyzstan, the lack of an overarching civic identity left the population divided along ethnic lines and contributed to the marginalization of certain groups. In June...

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Guinea-Bissau

The Peacebuilding Fund in Guinea-Bissau

Peacebuilding Challenges Guinea-Bissau has experienced persistent instability, with recurring political crises and tensions between the civilian and military leadership. Since August 2015,...

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CAR

The Peacebuilding Fund in Central African Republic

Peacebuilding Challenges The PBF started its investments in CAR in 2008, as the country was faced with political instability, the presence of multiple armed groups, and the absence of State services...

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Guinea

The Peacebuilding Fund in Guinea

Peacebuilding Challenges On 28 September 2013, legislative elections in Guinea marked the end of a long political transition started in 2010. The elections were followed by the forming of the...

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Guatemala

The Peacebuilding Fund in Guatemala

Peacebuilding Challenges The 1996 Guatemalan Peace Accords, which brought an end to the country’s decades-long civil war, envisioned comprehensive legal, political, economic and social reforms to...

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Gambia

The Peacebuilding Fund in Gambia

Peacebuilding Challenges Opposition politician Adama Barrow defeated President Yahya Jammeh in the Gambia’s December 2016 presidential poll. Jammeh, in office since 1994, initially refused to accept...

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Côte d'Ivoire

The Peacebuilding Fund in Côte d’Ivoire

Peacebuilding Challenges Côte d’Ivoire suffered a series of political crises, which degenerated into conflicts, beginning in 2002. The conflicts resulted in numerous deaths, more than one million...

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Colombia

The Peacebuilding Fund in Colombia

Peacebuilding Challenges In November 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed the final peace agreement, bringing a formal end to the 53-year-old...

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Solomon Islands

The Peacebuilding Fund in Solomon Islands

Peacebuilding Challenges The ethnic violence in Solomon Islands between 1998 and 2003 — which locals refer to as “the Tensions” — saw fighting between militants from Guadalcanal island and the nearby...

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Burundi

The Peacebuilding Fund in Burundi

Peacebuilding Challenges Since independence in 1961, Burundi has experienced successive violent conflicts, in 1965, 1969, 1972, 1988 and 1993 – 2004. These political conflicts with ethnic undertones...

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Burkina Faso

The Peacebuilding Fund in Burkina Faso

Peacebuilding Challenges Burkina Faso is facing important security challenges due to internal and external threats. As a direct consequence of instability in neighboring Mali and Niger, the country...

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