Impact:Peace

Creating better funded, more effective peacebuilding that results in a reduction of violent conflict worldwide.

How can Impact:Peace Spark The Breakthrough we need?

The world is experiencing a 30-year high in violent conflict. Battle deaths worldwide have increased by 340% over the last 10 years. Efforts to limit violent conflict are fragmented and inadequate, with insufficient hard evidence about where best to allocate resources. To reverse these negative trends, we need to create smarter, more effective, better-funded ways to reduce violent conflict and build peaceful societies. We launched the Impact:Peace Initiative in partnership with the Stanley Foundation and the +Peace Coalition to create the breakthrough we need.

Impact:Peace will leverage evidence to accelerate the most important change processes in the peacebuilding field. We will collaborate with partners to synthesize the most rigorous research available, produce original research, and develop innovative ways to connect that evidence with those driving positive change.

We will work with advocates, practitioners, and policymakers to identify the policy and advocacy processes within the peacebuilding field that have the most potential for real impact on the ground. Impact:Peace will create a powerful, agile, evidence infrastructure to accelerate and amplify these change processes. The ultimate goal: a significant reduction of violent conflict worldwide.

This exciting new initiative will kick off with a launch party-convening at the University of San Diego, May 20-22. Stay tuned for the outcomes and next steps that result from the gathering. In the meantime, subscribe to the Kroc IPJ's monthly newsletter to stay updated on the latest Impact:Peace developments.

The Impact:Peace initiative is made possible through the generous gift of $1 million in seed funding by Milt Lauenstein. USD has established a challenge to raise additional funding beginning with a $1 million match.

We will create a dynamic, agile evidence infastructure to accelerate and amplify the most promising change processes in the peacebuilding field, whenever and wherever they are happening.

The Approach

Synthesize and Produce Evidence, Shapers and Influencers, Accelerate change processes, less violent conflict