Evidence for Peacebuilding Evidence Gap Map

The purpose of the Evidence for Peacebuilding (E4P) evidence gap map (EGM) is to provide easy access to the best available evidence on the outcomes of peacebuilding interventions in conflict-affected settings in low- and middle-income countries and to highlight where there are important gaps in this evidence base. Interventions were mapped in five thematic areas including legitimate politics, security, justice, economic foundations and revenues and social services. Outcomes of these interventions were mapped on individual, societal and institutional and peacebuilding outcomes. Other considerations were mapped with these outcomes including whether interventions targeted (or studies disaggregated) results based on youth or gender and whether studies included cost-effectiveness analysis. The EGM identifies a cluster of evidence assessing the effects of peacebuilding interventions for reconciliation and services to victims on social and psychological outcomes. Smaller clusters were identified for a number of other intervention categories including: Community-driven development and reconstruction Demand side governance and civil society Employment training Cash and in-kind transfers Peace messaging and peace education This map also highlights gaps in the primary evidence base on interventions targeting: Support to peace processes and negotiation Security sector reform Civilian police reform Demining Reform of justice institutions Transitional justice Dispute resolution Natural resource management The EGM is based on a comprehensive search for systematic reviews and impact evaluations. It allows users to explore the findings of 86 impact evaluations (8 ongoing and 78 complete) and 6 systematic reviews (2 protocols and 4 complete) through links to user friendly summaries on both the 3ie Impact Evaluation Repository and Systematic Reviews Database. The EGM was prepared by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) with financial support from the World Bank. Supporting documentation is also available, including the E4P scoping paper and gap map report.