Millions have died and an estimated 60 million more are living in camps as a result of armed conflicts in developing countries. Once started, these wars are almost impossible to stop and tend to continue for years. Preventing the outbreak of violence before it erupts is much more feasible and cost-effective than efforts to end it after the killing has begun. The PPP has supported a total of 16 projects, of which 13 are still in progress and actively facilitating local peacebuilding work.
The Purdue Peace Project is based on the conviction that local leaders and citizens are capable of resolving local conflicts before they escalate. They understand local conditions and culture, and they have knowledge and experience to bring to bear on local situations. Experience has verified that homegrown solutions can be much more cost-effective than those devised by outsiders.
Read more about our projects to learn how, with encouragement and assistance, local leaders are resolving local conflicts before they escalate into widespread violence.
Election Related Violence
Tensions Around Natural Resources