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A Seat at the Table: Capacities and Limitations of Private Sector Peacebuilding (CDA Collaborative, Africa Center for Dispute Settlement, PRIO, 2018)

This report presents the findings of a two-year learning project focused on identifying effective, peace-positive roles for the private sector in fragile and conflict-affected environments. The project documents a wide range of company practices, connects these to the theories and assumptions on which different approaches are built, and assesses evidence of impact on key drivers of conflict and peace —those factors without which the conflict would not exist or would be significantly different. Besides literature reviews and expert insights, it incorporates in-depth case studies on companies or private sector actors operating in Brazil, Colombia, Cyprus, Kenya, Norway, Philippines, Sierra Leone and South Africa on which basis practical implications for companies, peacebuilders and policymakers are outlined.