United States Institute of Peace

International Network for Economics and Conflict

Financing and Aid Management Arrangements in Post-Conflict Situations

Written by Salvatore Schiavo-Campo

This paper is concerned with the specific issues of financing modalities and aid management arrangements in post-conflict situations, and advances a number of recommendations on the basis of a review of several recent cases, among which four are assessed in detail: West Bank and Gaza, Bosnia and Herzegovina, East Timor (Timor-Leste) and Afghanistan. While generally applicable recommendations do emerge from the review, the most important recommendation is to tailor the design and sequencing of financing and aid coordination to the circumstances of the specific case. Each case has its own unique core features.