DFID has approved through the X Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) programme to fund new, operationally-relevant research on cross border conflict across the Middle East, Asia and Horn of Africa. This will examine the trans-national networks and narratives that connect them, including flows of people,
weapons and resources and provide evidence based options for how international actors should innovate and Respond.
Research will examine factors that contribute to violent and peaceful behaviour. Also exploring how individual and group behaviour is shaped by narratives, memory and beliefs. The supplier will design and implement a programme of operationally relevant research for the Lot. Research and method will be proposed in the bidding process and refined as the programme starts.