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dc.contributor.authorHaider, Huma
dc.identifier.citationHaider, H. (2019). National dialogues: lessons learned and success factors. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.description.abstractThis rapid review synthesises the literature from academic, policy and knowledge institutions sources on lessons learned about making national dialogue processes for peacebuilding most effective. The review focuses on literatures studying on the lessons learned from both political context and process factors. National dialogues are conceptualised as : “nationally owned political processes aimed at generating consensus among a broad range of national stakeholders in times of deep political crisis, in post-war situations or during far-reaching political transitions” (Blunck et al., 2017, 21). They are typically accompanied by broader societal consultations, involving all sectors of society. Their objective can involve broad-based change processes (e.g. negotiating a new social contract) or more narrow objectives.. It has only been in the last couple of years that various guidance and case studies have been published on national dialogues. These emerged in acknowledgement that there are many open questions and uncertainties regarding the concept of national dialogue; and that there are limited resources that provide guidance and practical support for those who are exploring national dialogues (Blunck et al., 2017). While there is no blueprint for such dialogues, attention to lessons learned can help actors involved to identify factors contributing to the success and failure of national dialogues and to key challenges.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesK4D Helpdesk Report;543
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren
dc.subjectSecurity and Conflicten
dc.titleNational Dialogues: Lessons Learned and Success Factorsen
dc.rights.holder© DFID - Crown copyright 2019en
rioxxterms.funderDepartment for International Development, UK Governmenten

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