LPI believes that activities to build and support peace can only be effective if they build on a systematic study of a given conflict and context, with the aim of reaching a better understanding of the causes of conflict and the societal changes brought about by them.

Context analysis is conducted on two levels: firstly, as part of the Institute’s planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning process and secondly as a central activity inprogramme implementation carried out together with LPI’s partners. On both levels, we apply a gender sensitive approach.