Global Development Research Center
SD Research FocusExploring Peace
eace is a state of the human society that is achieved through broad well-being and absence of conflict. Like sustainability itself, GDRC embeds this conceptual meaning into its various programmes and projects/features.
The theme of Peace is therefore an underlying objective that runs through all policy research that GDRC does, in achieving a peaceful society through economic, social and environmental means.
As such, this page serves as a portal highlighting these related programmes within GDRC.
The two sides of the peace coin essentially focus on well-being and contentment, and on absence of conflict. GDRC's programmes intrinsically look at peace more as an outcome of well-being and contentment, than on the absence of conflict (acknowledging, of course, that both are equally important!).
Access to education
Income generation, jobs and skills
Disarmament and cessation of hostilities
Climate change and access to natural resources
Natural disaster risk reduction
GDRC looks at peace as a function of Consensus, Coordination and Cooperation