IFIT / Welcome to The Institute for Integrated Transitions

Creative and evidence-informed strategies for inclusive peace, democracy and transition

The Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) is dedicated to helping fragile and conflict-affected states achieve more sustainable transitions out of war, crisis or authoritarianism. IFIT’s core work is to serve as an expert resource on integrated policy solutions for locally-led efforts to reduce polarisation and break cycles of conflict or repression.

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Through its unique business model, IFIT seeks to transform current practice away from fragmented interventions and toward more integrated solutions that can realistically strengthen peace, democracy and human rights.

Because every dialogue and transition is different, we deploy a global network of multidisciplinary practice groups and local brain trusts, always customising our advice to the situation and issues at hand.

Our goal is to foster awareness of the full range of policy choices available to face any transition dilemma, find common ground between adversaries, and bridge social divides. This usually occurs via five steps, as described below.

Our advice and support are requested or offered as part of a national dialogue or transition process.

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We assess the situation and deploy IFIT experts who provide creative, realistic, and principled advice on a time-sensitive basis to key decision-makers.

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Over time, we develop close local partnerships, which may culminate in the establishment of a national brain trust of social, business and political leaders.

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Our expert staff and practice groups support and work actively with these leaders, generating analysis and practical solutions in jointly identified areas of priority.

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We continuously adjust priorities to be responsive to changes and advance policy consensus at the highest levels.

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The Peace Treaty Initiative is a new global initiative to help develop an international law of peace negotiation which incentivises warring parties to choose the pathway of negotiation, in order to prevent armed conflicts in the first place and to end them once underway.

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