Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding. With over 25 years of experience, it has implemented a broad range of peacebuilding programmes in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Interpeace was officially recognized as an international entity by the Swiss Federal Council in 2018.
Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that its work is locally designed and driven. Through local partners and its own local teams, it jointly develops peacebuilding programmes based on extensive consultation and research. Interpeace helps establish processes of change that promote sustainable peace, social cohesion, and resilience. The organization’s work is designed to connect and promote understanding between local communities, civil society, governments, and the international community. Interpeace also assists the international community – especially the United Nations – to play a more effective role in peacebuilding, based on Interpeace’s expertise in field-based work at grassroots level. Interpeace achieves this primarily by contributing innovative thought leadership and fresh insights to contemporary peacebuilding policy. It also assists the international community through ‘peace responsiveness’ work, in which Interpeace provides advice and practical support to other international organizations (especially those in the security, development, and humanitarian aid sectors), enabling them to adapt their work systemically to simultaneously address conflict dynamics and strengthen peace dynamics. Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has offices around the world.
Finance for Peace (F4P) is a multistakeholder initiative that seeks to systemically change how private and public investment supports peace in developing and fragile contexts. It aims to create networked approaches that can co-develop the market frameworks, standards, political support networks, partnerships and knowledge required to scale up “peace finance” – investments that intentionally seek to improve conditions for peace.
F4P brings together investors, industry, norm setting entities, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), governments, peacebuilding and development actors, civil society and local communities to further peace-positive investments. By building/enabling the creation of a market for peace enhancing finance, it aims to reduce risks for both investors and communities and achieve outcomes that are bankable and advance peace. By identifying critical frameworks and developing standards and principles, as well as key knowledge and innovative solutions, the initiative will help to create true additionality to investors, as well as more inclusive development.
Working with partners, Finance for Peace will develop an iterative peace impact framework and connected set of peace standards for various categories of investment that can be used by the market to guide, measure and validate peace positive investment.
Finance for Peace is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) and builds on feasibility research supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) on a new sustainable investment category called peace bonds. Finance for Peace has been incubated by Interpeace.
Finance for Peace Workstreams
The Finance for Peace initiative currently operates three complementary workstreams:
Service or Assignment Description and Objective(s)
The Learning Report has the following key objectives:
The intent of the report will be to provide reflective, rather than purely normative or technical analysis and insights on Interpeace’s practices.
Scope and outputs of the Assignment
Activities, Deliverables and Timeframe
|Deliverables and Activities||Dates due|
|Date of commencement||13 November 2023|
|Engagement with Interpeace staff on interests and intent to define scope, identify assumptions to be tested and key questions to address.||13 November 2023|
|Initial inception report building on consultations with Interpeace staff||20 November 2023|
|Undertake learning activities: Develop a desk review on the evaluation literature focused on best practices for evaluating policy and multistakeholder initiatives which seek change in international development.Outcome Harvest and After-Action Review workshopInterviews with key stakeholders to probe selected outcomes.Present findings to Finance for Peace team and co-develop recommendations and future strategies to optimize the initiative.Bring together findings and recommendations in a well-structured report with a description of the initiative’s process to date, outcomes and facilitating and challenging factors, lessons learned and recommendations for the next steps of the initiative||December 8|
|Submit Draft Report for Feedback||December 12|
|Feedback and presentation session with Finance for Peace team and key Interpeace stakeholders||December 15|
|Incorporate feedback and finalize learning report||December 22|
The assignment is estimated to necessitate 12-15 working days.
Place(s) of performance: Remote, desk based.
Please submit a complete Expression of Interest to email@example.com with the subject line “F4P Learning Report” by November 3 2023 including: