Partiality and discrimination are two common problems in situations of high political tension, both during and post-conflict. Although LPI’s objective is to help partners transform the conflict situations in which they live, the Institute does not take sides when pursuing this objective.

Conflict transformation and peacebuilding activities require the engagement of all relevant parties. Clear partner criteria, dialogue with different groups, donor transparency, and open communication are important tools to ensure not only that LPI conducts its work in a non-partisan way, but also that the Institute is perceived as impartial.