Investing in long-term peace? The new conflict, stability and security fund

Briefing for UK parliamentarians by Saferworld, International Alert and Conciliation Resources

The Conflict Pool, which has supported the UK’s work in addressing conflict and fragility, will be replaced by a new £1 billion Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) in April 2015 under the direction of the National Security Council. This briefing, by international peacebuilding NGOs Saferworld, Conciliation Resources and International Alert, asks what this change might mean for the direction of the UK’s work on conflict prevention. It provides recommendations for how parliamentarians can ensure that a progressive long-term vision for peace is at the core of the CSSF and the UK’s broader approach to engagement in conflict-affected and fragile states.

“The UK has demonstrated important leadership through its investments in conflict prevention, and should continue to build on this initiative under the CSSF.”