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SIPED II rapid response learning review April 2020

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Strengthening Institutions for Peace and Development (SIPED) II is a six-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Pact that seeks to increase resilience and adaptation to respond to conflicts and to strengthen accountable governance. All interventions are directed at strengthening the Ethiopian National Peace Architecture, which includes the Ministry of Peace (MOP) and its regional and woreda-level offices responsible for the prevention of conflict and promotion of peace and security.
In March 2019, SIPED II responded to Ethiopia’s rapidly evolving political and security environment by transitioning from a long-term peacebuilding and capacity development program to a flexible and adaptable rapid response model. This learning review examines rapid response activities implemented over 10 months in three conflict-prone clusters and seeks to understand best practices in grant making and implementation by reflecting upon activity impact, successes and challenges in affecting positive change in conflict dynamics. This review is intended to improve the implementation of the remaining rapid response activities under SIPED II and to inform the design of future rapid response activities in Ethiopia and beyond.
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