• The quality of the Peace and Security Funding Index would be enhanced by more detailed grant descriptions.

    Ultimately, the quality of the Index directly depends on the quality of the grants data that we’re able to collect. Peace and security funders can help us improve the Index by providing timely, detailed information about a grant’s objective, intended beneficiaries, strategies used, and the areas to which funds are targeted. One-third of the grants we analyzed were included in one of the three “Other” categories, often due to a lack of specificity in the grant description.

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