This Summary_Chart_of_Conflict_Assessment_and_Peacebuilding_Planning provides a framework listing six key categories of questions in conflict assessment process that link directly to decisions relevant to planning.
WHERE is the conflict taking place? Are governance institutions functioning?
WHO is driving the conflict and who is supporting peace?
WHY are the key actors motivated to drive and mitigate conflict?
WHAT are the driving and mitigating factors?
HOW are key actors driving or mitigating conflict? With what means?
WHEN did the conflict escalate or deescalate in the past and what is the forecast for future windows of opportunity or vulnerability?
Each of the chapters in the book outlines a variety of exercises and conceptual frameworks for gathering information on each of these 6 questions.