The aim of this study is to support the efforts of OECD DAC members and others to better integrate conflict early warning analysis and response into their programming. The study is based on a review of the literature on early warning and response and inputs from surveyed agencies. It seeks to assess the value and role of early warning for the prevention of violent conflict and peace-building; identify the most effective early warning and response systems; evaluate strengths and weaknesses of different systems; pinpoint the obstacles to early response; and make some tentative judgments on what the role of OECD/DAC could be in influencing future developments in this field.

DAC-OECD Early Warning Assessment