Framework for Collective Impact in Peacebuilding – 2017 Version

October 2017 | Peter Woodrow

Receive technical support and accompaniment in applying the collective impact framework.

Similarly, we are also looking to provide technical support and accompaniment in the application of the collective impact Framework to emerging collective endeavors, and to learn from them. If you are interested in applying the collective impact model, please contact us. In addition to providing technical support, CDA will document the process and engage the group in periodic reflection, learning and adaptation.

Suggested Citation: Woodrow, Peter. “Framework for Collective Impact in Peacebuilding.” Version for field application & testing. Cambridge, MA: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, 2017.


The development of this Framework would not have been possible without the generous support of Humanity United, with particular thanks to Elise Ford, Peter Rundlet and Stephen Wicken. Their colleague at the Omidyar Group, Rob Ricigliano, provided his usual cogent comments and suggestions. Marin O’Brien Belhoussein, then an independent consultant and now at Search for Common Ground, helped enormously by conducting a literature review and conducting targeted interviews with key individuals.

Many colleagues at CDA have contributed ideas and time to the development of this Framework, including Diana Chigas, Anita Ernstorfer, and Isabella Jean. More recently, Sweta Velpillay has been contributing her considerable experience to the effort. A consultation that focused on an earlier draft of the Framework included those Humanity United and CDA colleagues already noted, as well as Karen Gratten, Graeme Simpson, Lena Slachmuijlder, Leslie Wingender, Susan Allen, Lara Olson, Joe Hewitt, Aaron Chassy, Marin O’Brien Belhoussein, Margarita Tadevosyan, Liz Hume, Rob Ricigliano, and Marc Behrendt.

Finally, we should acknowledge the considerable work over many years by the team at FSG. As you will see, this Framework builds on their model, adapting it to the peacebuilding context. We are grateful for their pioneering work for collective impact.