Conflict analysis is a structured process of analysis to understand conflict. It focuses on the conflict profile (its history), the actors involved and their perspectives, the causes of conflict, and the dynamics of how these elements interact.
This Topic Guide looks at how conflict analysis is done – at the systematic approaches and tools for conflict analysis developed for policy and practice. It highlights common principles, lessons and challenges identified in the literature.
For further reading, GSDRC conflict analysis reports on particular contexts are also available.