Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Project

Establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan remains an immediate challenge for the international community. The Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Project (APRP) utilizes subject-matter expertise and extensive networks to support efforts to achieve greater stability in Afghanistan and the region. Through a blend of structured dialogues, applied research, and strategic outreach, APRP works on many of the most pressing problems facing Afghanistan and the surrounding region—from reconciliation to security to regional cooperation. As Afghanistan faced mounting crises and ultimately a Taliban takeover in 2021, CIC stayed engaged through track-two convening and extensive commentary in the media.

Congo Research Group

Congo Research Group (CRG) is an independent, non-profit research project dedicated to understanding the violence that affects millions of Congolese.  We carry out rigorous research on different aspects of the conflict––our first report, for example, investigates who is behind a series of massacres in the Beni region, while others reports look at links between elections and conflict, and at armed groups in the Kivus region. All of our research is informed by deep historical and social knowledge of the problem at hand, and we often invest months of field research, speaking with hundreds of people to produce a report. Based at CIC, the CRG publishes in English and French.

Humanitarian Crises

CIC’s Humanitarian Crises program focuses on two main areas: the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, and the rights and responsibilities within the global refugee regime. In both areas, CIC seeks to fill important gaps in strategic and policy analysis at the global and country levels. This is achieved by focusing on the links between protracted crisis and inequitable development in countries affected by conflict and fragility. 

Multilateral Reform

CIC's Multilateral Reform program aims to provide deeper understanding, independent analysis, and perspectives to assist stakeholders in the reform process. It also supports efforts to create synergies and facilitate communication among the peace and security, human rights, and development pillars of the UN and between the UN and international financial institutions.

Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

The Center on International Cooperation co-founded and currently hosts the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, a multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together UN member states, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector to accelerate delivery of the SDG targets for peace, justice and inclusion.

The Pathfinders have developed the Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, which is also available in French and Spanish. The roadmap provides a shared vision for how SDG16+ can be delivered. It is an ambitious, but practical, document that acts as a "docking station" to bring many different partners and initiatives together.

Prevention and Peacebuilding

CIC’s Prevention and Peacebuilding program seeks to strengthen the international architecture and tools for preventing conflict and building peace. We focus on three critical areas of work: operationalizing prevention at the UN, data-driven approaches to peace, and the Good Peacebuilding Financing initiative.