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 an international non-profit organisation 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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How we workFind out more about our model
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.1
We assess the situation and deploy IFIT experts who provide creative, realistic, and principled advice on a time-sensitive basis to key decision-makers.2
Over time, we develop close local partnerships, which may culminate in the establishment of a national brain trust of social, business and political leaders.3
Our expert staff and practice groups support and work actively with these leaders, generating analysis and practical solutions in jointly identified areas of priority.4
We continuously adjust priorities to be responsive to changes and advance policy consensus at the highest levels.5
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.
IFIT conducts and publishes original research to add to the state of knowledge on transitions, identify policy gaps, and provide the most credible analysis and recommendations possible.
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Publication / Law and Peace
The Scope for Dialogue with Security Forces in Hybrid Regimes
Publication / Inclusive Narratives
Media and Narrative: Managing Conflict in Polarised Societies
Publication / Transition Assistance
Horizontal Inequalities in Transition Countries: Guidelines for Better Practice
Publication / Law and Peace
Effective Participation in Political and Peace Negotiations
post / 10 November 2021
IFIT and Ford Foundation Announce Launch of Global Initiative on Polarization
post / 17 September 2021
Building the International Law of Peace Negotiation: IFIT event at the Carter School Peace Week
Public Commentary / 13 April 2021