IFIT operates a unique business model that involves the interaction of two kinds of specialised expert networks: 1) purpose-built thematic “practice groups”, and 2) purpose-built country “brain trusts”. Through this approach, we transform practice away from fragmented interventions and toward more integrated solutions that realistically strengthen peace, democracy and human rights.
How we work
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 locally identified areas of priority.4
We continuously adjust priorities to be responsive to changes, and advance policy consensus at the highest levels.5
What we do
Helping policies succeed
We advise leaders serious about dialogue and achieving inclusive transitions out of conflict, crisis or repression. We bring international lessons and comprehensive expertise to the issue.
Bringing realistic solutions
We help identify policy options that are creative, realistic and principled. We look to broaden the spectrum of perceived solutions so that consensus can be reached more easily.
Working at the highest level
We are present and active at the decision-making table, helping open up processes and ensure that policies and agreements can benefit the greatest number of people possible.
The Institute for Integrated Transitions aims to help fragile and conflict-affected states achieve more sustainable transitions out of conflict, crisis or repression by serving as an independent, trusted and comprehensive source of policy expertise.
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 and promote awareness of the full range of policy choices available to face any transition dilemma, find common ground between adversaries, and bridge social divides.
Our organistational structure
Our 250+ team includes core staff (including fellows and interns), national “brain trusts”, global “practice groups”, a Board of Directors, and an International Advisory Council. We also participate in global platforms such as EPLO and the Alliance for Peacebuilding.