Monitoring Attitudes, Perceptions and Support (MAPS)

Led by Håvard Mokleiv Nygård
Aug 2017 -

​PRIO is collaborating with the Kroc Institute, as well as the UNDP and the University of the Andes in Bogota, on measuring and tracking people’s perceptions of and experience with the peace process in Colombia. 

This project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

​An ambitious peace accord has been signed between the Government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP). The accord lays the foundation for a stable and peaceful Colombia. Yet, on average more than half of all post-conflict peace periods collapse and see a recurrence of armed conflict, and overall the likelihood of conflict recurrence remains elevated for as much as ten years following the cessation of hostilities. In other words, the peace process in Colombia has only just begun.

It is critical that the peace accord is implemented in a way that serves to mitigate the risk of renewed fighting. In this, both how the peace accord is implemented and peoples' perceptions of and experiences with the peace process will, to a great extent, determine the failure or success of the peace process. National and local authorities in Colombia, as well as international partners such as the UN and the many other donor countries and organizations that currently work in Colombia, currently lack any systematic and rigorous information of how the process of implementing the peace accord is experienced and perceived at the local level by the local population. This project seeks to mitigate this.

The MAPS project will develop an innovative survey to measure people's perceptions of and experience with the peace process in Colombia. The survey will cover all regions of Colombia and produce systematic and representative data at the local level. The project will serve as a tool for implementing the peace accord by informing policy planning and decision-making. In this, MAPS will develop knowledge of what kinds of national, regional and local policies and events shape perceptions of the peace process, and support concrete efforts by the international community and local partners to successfully implement the peace accord. The survey will produce novel academic knowledge on peace processes, but the primary goal of MAPS is to be operationally useful for governmental and civil society actors in Colombia that support efforts to sustain peace.  

MAPS is currently piloting the survey in Tumaco and Mesetas. 


Research Groups

Publications

PRIO Policy Brief

Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv & Michael Weintraub (2016) Rejecting Peace? Legacies of Violence in Colombia, Conflict Trends, 4. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Marianne Dahl; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Michael Weintraub (2018) Percepciones y vivencias en relación con el Acuerdo de Paz en Colombia, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Marianne Dahl; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Michael Weintraub (2018) Perceptions of and Experience with the Peace Process in Colombia, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Marianne Dahl; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Michael Weintraub (2018) Attitudes Towards the Implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement in Mesetas, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Marianne Dahl; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Michael Weintraub (2018) Actitudes hacia la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz en Mesetas [Attitudes Towards the Implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement in Mesetas], PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Marianne Dahl; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Michael Weintraub (2017) Actitudes hacia la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz en Tumaco [Attitudes Towards the Implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement in Tumaco], PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Marianne Dahl; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Michael Weintraub (2017) Attitudes Towards the Implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement in Tumaco, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.