Forging Resilient Social Contracts is a research and scholar-policy dialogue project based at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. It aims to revitalise the social contract concept amidst conflict and fragility and to advance pathways for preventing violent conflict and achieving and sustaining peace. Findings from Phase I research and policy dialogue work focused on nine country cases and produced evidence based, context specific findings on how national social contracts manifest and adapt, transcending ephemeral elite bargains into more inclusive, durable arrangements for peace. Phase II of this project is deepening research into critical themes and new regions and countries, with emphasis on how to assess the social contract as a pathway out of difficult transitions and towards sustaining to peace. The project is supported by an esteemed Working Group of international scholar and policy advisers, and authors from the countries in focus, directed by scholar-policy adviser Erin McCandless.