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Welcome To The Better Evidence Project

Curating Useful and Impactful Evidence to Inform Peacemaking Practice

The Better Evidence Project (BEP) connects the most useful evidence developed by scholars and practitioners with other practitioners, policymakers, donors, and scholars who seek evidence-based insights to guide their work. BEP addresses gaps in the knowledge base in the field of conflict resolution and brings existing evidence to those working to prevent war.

Carter School/BEP academic classroom at George Mason

Through its Resource Center, BEP curates and constantly updates a wide array of evidence-based materials to enable practitioners, donors, and policymakers, to strengthen their efforts to prevent and end wars and armed conflicts.

What Is The Cost Of Violent Conflict? 

Million Forcibly Displaced

Trillion Dollars ($) a year

Million Face Starvation

BEP Seeks To Decrease The Cost Of War

To that end, BEP seeks to bring together and promote evidence from around the world about what types of peacemaking efforts succeed under what kinds of contexts, BEP supports those who will decrease warfare. BEP is focused on results. When peacemaking is guided by evidence-based insights, it will be more effective in preventing and ending wars, and there will be fewer costs of war.

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Resource Library

Our resource library hosts sources from our partners in the field, recommended studies for practitioners, policymakers, and donors, and original BEP research.

3 Minute Thesis

BEP’s 3 Minute Thesis is for those looking to understand more, in three short minutes. Explore our topics to get a quick overview and understanding of current issues in the field.

Audio & Video Materials

BEP provides access to informational movies and webinars. Watch for our upcoming materials coming soon, BEP Talks and BEP Podcast.

Get Involved

Presenting Useful Evidence to Inform Peacemaking Practice

BEP invites partners to join us in harnessing useful research to prevent and end war. Submit your research or suggest other materials for peer review for our Resource Library. Join our pool of reviewers who help discern sound evidence to add to the Resource Library. Help us help peacemakers to be more effective.