Since its foundation, ICG has established major field assessment programs in two countries. In Sierra Leone, the organisation can claim to have played a significant role in that country's transition to democracy, raising funds for national elections, bringing international media attention to bear on the country's leaders and establishing a locally run but internationally-backed campaign for good governance. In Bosnia, an ICG field team has been monitoring implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement. The ICG Bosnia team has issued dozens of major reports and many other papers assessing the effort to build peace in Bosnia, identifying potential problems and putting forward practical policy recommendations. ICG's reports have been read at the highest levels of the international community, generating widespread respect and influencing a number of key policy decisions.
In the coming months, ICG will be seeking to further increase its impact, first by significantly expanding its field operations in the Balkans and central Africa, and secondly by bolstering the organisation's core infrastructure, including, critically, its advocacy and media liaison capabilities.
"Reputed for the rigour of its political analyses"
Le Monde, 17 August 1996
"The International Crisis Group earned widespread respect when it helped unveil mass-scale manipulation in refugee voter registration (in Bosnia) in August"
"An independent and influential group"
"A potent collection of business, political and media leaders from around the globe whose aim is to prevent world crises through early intervention"
"An influential think-tank"