Program Incubation Process

The complexity underlying armed conflict calls for an iterative approach to problem-solving.

Through a decade of experience and investment in trial and error, we’ve learned that peacebuilding programs require coordinated work across all the myriad pressures that are leading to violence or preventing peace. The complex combination of drivers is always unique, and resolving them is both beyond the capacity of any one institution and far outside the parameters of any one isolated solution.

With sights firmly set on the long-term in any given conflict geography, and a relentless focus on empirical data to prove a model of intervention, OEF begins it’s program design with a situation analysis and a goal to prove a model for success that can be expanded to make measurable impact at scale.