The study is commissioned by the World Bank's LICUS group and UNDP's BCPR. It looks at the way in which institutional and socioeconomic aspects of the peacebuilding process have been addressed in peace agreements, to what extent the promotion of such provisions can affect the dynamics of the negotiations, and whether the absence or presence of economic and institutional provisions can impact the transition period. The study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between peace agreements and immediate stabilisation concerns, and subsequent efforts towards institutional and economic dimensions of 'statebuilding'.