Conflict and Fragility

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Review of the Peacebuilding Fund

19 Aug 2010 - 15:08

The Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) was established in 2006 to support interventions of direct and immediate relevance to the peacebuilding process and contribute towards addressing critical gaps in that process, in particular in areas for which no other funding mechanism is available. The PBF had a difficult start, in no small measure because of the political demands from New York to disburse rapidly, before PBF systems were fully in place or recipients had a clear idea what the purposes of the fund were. Despite that, this review finds that lessons have been learned from these experiences and are being applied to subsequent PBF cases. This positive learning curve is reflected at headquarters level, especially within the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) as Fund Manager and the Multi-Donor Trust Fund Office (MDTF Office) as Fund Administrator, as well as at field level.