By: David J. Smith, July 21, 2017
A recent U.S. Institute of Peace study found that facilitated dialogue approaches are effective in promoting peace. USIP examined more than 100 projects over the past quarter-century from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Iraq, Libya, Nepal and other countries. A central goal: figure out how such projects can be designed and implemented to multiply their impact.
That multiplied impact comes when the benefits of a dialogue—better understanding and cooperation among conflicting groups—are “transferred” from the relatively few direct participants in the dialogue project to the much larger communities they represent.
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