This review finds that the UK’s efforts made meaningful contributions to peacebuilding, but the results would be improved by a more reliable and long-term funding approach. We awarded a green-amber score overall and made six recommendations.
The UK government reports annual spending on ‘civilian peacebuilding, conflict prevention and resolution’. Under this category and between 2007 and 2019, the UK government reported an annual expenditure ranging from £87 million (in 2007) to £361 million (in 2016). The purpose of this review was to examine how relevant, coherent and effective this cross-government investment has been.