Meeting Notes - July 09, 2009
Understanding Local Context: The Use of Assessment Tools for Conflict-Affected and Fragile States
This meeting note is a summary of the main points that emerged from a workshop discussion that took place on June 11-12, 2009 on the use of assessment tools for conflict-affected and fragile states called “Understanding Local Context.” It is intended for use as a reference document and will serve to inform a forthcoming policy report on the initial findings from the first phase of the Understanding Local Context project.
The workshop brought together twenty-four experts from donor governments, the United Nations, and independent research organizations with experience in designing and/or using assessment tools, as well as those who have been involved in using the analysis generated by these tools for decision-making.
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