Judging the Success of Interventions

Susan Allen Nan

Director of the Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT)

Interviewed by Julian Portilla, 2003

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A: Well, OK, that is a very broad question and I think it's hard to answer in a general sense because there are different pieces in a peace process and different kinds of success. But what is success in political negotiations between two sides of a conflict is different from what is success for youth getting together for a summer program, because the goals are different. So I would say that success, real success, only comes when we build a stronger peace process together and we can look at the individual goals for each of the individual pieces of the peace process but we should also incorporate into our measure of success some concept of how does this fit into a broader peace process?