CDA's projects are field-based and experience-driven (rather than theory or model-based), developed through a context in which organizations learn from and with each other more than they can learn from their own experience alone. The projects are geared toward producing lessons, tools and approaches that are broadly applicable and transferable across contexts.
All our efforts share a common purpose and a common approach. Each works with international and local agencies and individuals who are engaged in trying to make life better for people who live in economically poor and/or politically unstable societies.
CDA is home to five Projects
CDA is currently home to five projects that engage a wide variety of international agencies and individuals in a process of collecting and analyzing past experience and, from this, gathering lessons about how to improve future programming effectiveness. The five projects are described on this web site in more detail.
Corporate Engagement Project (CEP) for international corporations
Do No Harm (DNH) for humanitarian and development agencies
Listening Project (LISTEN) with recipients of assistance
Reflecting on Peace Practice (RPP) for peace practitioners
Steps Toward Conflict Prevention (STEPS) for NGOs and others interested in supporting communities in their intention to avoid violent conflict
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