Synthesis and Thematic Reviews

The Peacebuilding Fund capitalizes on its broader evaluation coverage to produce knowledge products to support better results for conflict-affected communities. On the basis of evidence gathered from 22 projects in 11 countries, the Fund published a thematic review of transitional justice in June 2020, while guidance on how to formulate peacebuilding theories of change was issued in English and French in September 2020. To better capture learning across its portfolio, the Fund commissioned its first independent synthesis review, in which evidence of Fund performance from 2017 to 2019 was examined. Synthesis reviews will be conducted annually to consolidate results across the portfolio and advance transparency and accountability with regard to Fund decision-making.

Synthesis Reviews






Thematic Reviews


2022 | Local Peacebuilding Thematic Review

2021 | Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding

2020 | Transitional Justice

2016 | Employment

2014 | Gender

2012 Peace Dividends

2012 SSR and Peacebuilding

2011 DDR AND Peacebuilding

2010 Catalytic Programming