Capacity Assessment of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR)


BiRD-Bureau for Institutional
Reform and Democracy


Implementing Agency Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy GmbH
Financing Agency
World Bank
Start-Completion 04/2002 - 04/2002
Staff-months 3/1
Partner N/A
Project Background

Nigeria is a transition country in which numerous conflicts have occured since the elections 1999. Both state and civil society actors lack sufficient capacities for conflict prevention and management. Therefore, it is necessary to build capacities in this area, if the regional power Nigeria is to remain stable in the future. The donor community including World Bank, UNDP, and DFID is willing to assist the country and has therefore decided to focus on the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution, which shall become a major player for conflict prevention and management, especially within the strategic conflict assessment (SCA) financed by the same group of donors.
Project Objectives A capacity assessment was conducted in order to assess the institutes capacities and limitations in two major areas:
a) on the operating environment of the IPCR (technical, political, legal and other factors), and
b) on IPCR's institutional capacity against the background of its domestic mandate and the leading role it is foreseen to play within the SCA.
Furthermore elements such as the institutional motivations and incentives for IPCR's core research staff, IPCR's existing and possibly required linkages with research resources elsewhere in Nigeria, the supervising authority's plans for IPCR's future and the likelihood of continued support, as well as the likely scale and duration of the SCA as currently envisaged by the main donors were analysed.
Project Activities Assessment Study