In summer 2005 IKS was approached by ‘Tiri’ to work on a research project describing the post war reconstruction process in Kosovo, starting from the main actors involved, donors working in Kosovo, local institutions that were build and the state of their integrity to specific cases of donor involvement that were efficient and where lessons can be drawn for other post-war donor involvement situation. Tiri has created a network of think tanks in post war countries that conducted similar work to IKS in Kosovo, for the purpose of collecting lessons learned in various post war situations and drafting overall policy recommendations that could be ease the interventions in a new post war settings.