Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE): A Metrics Framework
Major General Peter Pawlings, deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command, speaks at the opening ceremonies for the 'Angkor Sentinel' multinational peace operations exercise. (Photo: DOD)




John Agoglia
US Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute

Michael Dziedzic
US Institute for Peace

Barbara Sotirin
US Army Corps of Engineers

The views expressed in the document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Institute for Peace, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.



The primary objective of the Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE, pronounced M-Peace) project is to provide a comprehensive capability for measuring progress during stabilization and reconstruction operations for subsequent integrated interagency and intergovernmental use. MPICE enables policymakers to establish a baseline before intervention and track progress toward stability and, ultimately, self-sustaining peace. The intention is to contribute to establishing realistic goals, focusing government efforts strategically, integrating interagency activities, and enhancing the prospects for attaining an enduring peace. This metrics framework supports strategic and operational planning cycles.

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