There are two Pools. The Africa Conflict Prevention Pool (ACPP) covers Sub-Saharan Africa, while the Global Conflict Prevention Pool (GCPP) covers the rest of the world. To find out more about the Africa Conflict Prevention Pool:
|Africa Conflict Prevention Pool (PDF, 752K)|
The GCPP's activities cover conflict prevention and management, as well as some post-conflict reconstruction. They bring together diplomacy, defence and development work, in a common strategy based on a conflict analysis shared between FCO, MOD and DFID. However there is also flexibility to respond to changing situations and new priorities.
The GCPP budget for FY2006/07 and 2007/08 is £74M per year.
The GCPP works through geographical and thematic strategies. Over the years some strategies have closed, whilst new ones have been created. There are currently 12 geographical strategies and 3 thematic strategies:
Afghanistan Counter Narcotics
India & Pakistan
Indonesia & East Timor
Latin America (including Belize/Guatemala)
Middle East and North Africa
Russia / Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)
United Nations (UN)
The GCPP aims to ensure that Government's policy towards potential and actual conflicts is based on analysis that is shared by the FCO, MOD and DfID. It links the three departments' diplomatic, military and development policy and activity together as part of a coherent, jointly agreed strategy for tackling conflict. The Pools work in support of a shared FCO, MoD and DfID Public Service Agreement (PSA), which states:
'By 2007-08, improved effectiveness of UK and international support for conflict prevention, through addressing the long-term structural causes of conflict, managing regional and national tension and violence and supporting post-conflict reconstruction, where the UK can make a significant contribution, in particular Africa, Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East.'
The Pools also support the UK Government's International Strategic Priority 3 – 'Preventing and resolving conflict through a strong international system'.
See: UK International Priorities
The Steering Team is responsible for the development and management of overall GCPP policy and procedure. It prepares the GCPP Spending Round bid to the Treasury and makes recommendations to Ministers on the allocation of funds to individual strategies. It is responsible for the financial management of the GCPP. It also acts as a source of support and advice, including on best practice, to GCPP Strategy Management Teams.
A Strategy Management Team is normally comprised of policy officials from FCO, MoD and DfID, with one appointed as Strategy Manager, responsible for co-ordinating the activity of the Team. Strategy Management Teams are responsible for formulating and agreeing a conflict prevention strategy, identifying and managing programme activity in support of the strategy and monitoring and evaluating that activity.
|The Global Conflict Prevention Pool: A joint UK Government approach to reducing conflict (PDF, 1419KB)|
|The Global Conflict Prevention Pool Leaflet (Summer 2006) (PDF, 65.1KB)|