Methodology – The Pragmora Process

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THE PRAGMORA PROCESS

A RIGOUROUS METHODOLOGY FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION ANALYSIS

Pragmora’s unique contribution to peacebuilding is in identifying the most realistic and effective options for conflict resolution and peace stabilization… and then putting those options into the hands of decision-makers and activists globally.

The Pragmora Process is a rigorous research and analysis methodology for identifying those nonviolent actions that are most likely to contribute substantially to conflict resolution if implemented, and most likely to be implemented if well advocated.

The Pragmora Process
A Summary — in PDF

BN 1 Pragmora Process

Participants in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration MeetingThe Pragmora Process identifies conflict resolution and peacebuilding options that are conflict-specific, that is, relevant to one conflict at a particular period in time.

One core component of The Pragmora Process is the creation of an inventory of all suggested non-violent options for resolving the specific conflict. A second is the objective evaluation of the potential effectiveness of each of these options.

While this kind of meta analysis is commonplace in most public policy arenas, it is remarkably absent in the field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Throughout The Pragmora Process, options are vetted by diverse experts–both in the conflict region and internationally, using 3 core evaluation criteria. It is important to hear the opinions of individual experts, but to determine the best policy options a comprehensive comparative analyses of those expert views is needed. The final selection of options to include in an advocacy campaign is informed by the Harvard Negotiation Project’s approach to “Getting to Yes.”


MORE ABOUT THE PRAGMORA PROCESS — Briefing Note in PDF
SELECTION CONSIDERATIONS for inclusion of an option in an advocacy campaign
EVALUATION CRITERIA
MEDIA INQUIRIES / TALK TO AN EXPERT