Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan, Search for Common Ground
Opportunities for professional development relevant to Peacebuilding M&E during the Summer of 2015! ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Jared Miller, Search for Common Ground
Jared Miller of the Instituational Learning Team at Search for Common Ground identifies 3 key takeaways from the 2015 Alliance for Peacebuilding Conference, and shares resources to dive deeper on each point.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Patricia Loreskar, Search for Common Ground
For almost all traditional donors, M&E it is a must. But when working with private sector companies, programs need to convince private sector donors to support an M&E budget by communicating results in ways that make sense to them....
Author / Copyright Holder: Koloina Randriamiary, Search for Common Ground
Le cours « démystifier le suivi évaluation pour les praticiens » donné par USIP a été tenu en mars dernier. Il vise à aider à mieux concevoir et mettre en œuvre des projets et programmes de consolidation de la paix et ainsi mieux évaluer les impacts et les progrès. Le défi est maintenant de passer de la théorie à la pratique....
Author / Copyright Holder: Peter Simms
Peter Simms, Program Manager Afghanistan, Children in Crisis, shares what he’s learned from the challenges of doing M&E when accurate information is not only scarce, but also blocked by politicized opposition. Peter recommends that organizations who provide community based education in similar contexts demand oversight, including: Including  the government as much as possible Registering  enrolment forms with the local police and the community council, Submitting  exam results for accreditation to the Ministry of Education, Inviting inspectors to view facilities and assess the services provided. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
FrontlineSMS is a free software that lets you send, receive and manage communications via SMS and missed calls using a laptop and modem, an Android phone, or a web-based SMS service. In several countries across Africa, Search for Common Ground teams and partners have started using Frontline technology to increase two-way communication with the listeners and viewers of our media programming, or to facilitate the collection of crucial data to monitor incidences of conflicts in areas where we work. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
FrontlineSMS est un logiciel gratuit permettant à ses utilisateurs d’envoyer, de recevoir et de gérer leurs communications via SMS et bips à travers la simple utilisation d’un ordinateur et d’un modem, d’un téléphone androïde, ou d’un service SMS basé sur le web....
Author / Copyright Holder: Koloina Randriamiary, Search for Common Ground
Koloina Randriamiary, Chargée de suivi évaluation pour Search for Common Ground Madagascar, partage ce qu'elle apprend du USIP cours en "Demystifying Monitoring and Evaluation for Practitioners".  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ruben Grangaard, USIP
In this blog, Ruben Grangaard of the United States Institute for Peacebuilding discusses the lessons and challenges of testing tools developed by the Negotiation/Mediation IMPACT (Initiative to Measure Peace and Conflict Outcomes) workshop series, which aims improve the evaluative practices in the peacebuilding field. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Vanessa Corlazzoli, Search for Common Ground
This document is a guide to the conflict scan approach, which was developed by program and DM&E teams at Search for Common Ground to encourage learning and reflection with regards to the contexts in which peacebuilders work. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Josh Powell, Paige Kirby
The most important aspect of data is use. Without information uptake, the time and financial resources invested in making data open, machine readable, and interoperable may as well be for naught. In this blog Paige Kirby and Josh Powell of Development Gateway share lessons learned from work with USAID-Colombia and the African Development Bank on how to galvanize internal demand for data and ensure that information collected is in fact used.    ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Melina Heinrich, the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
How can you measure the achievements of private sector development in conflict-affected environments?  In this post Melina Heinrich introduces the updated DCED guidlines designed to answer this exact question!  From providing practical tips to offering an eight-part framework for measuring and managing results, this is an overview you will not want to miss! ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Patrick Gregoire, Search for Common Ground
In this post Patrick Gregoire of Search for Common Ground's Institutional Learning Team digs into how the Millenium Challenge Corporation's lessons for putting transparency into practice can be applied to Peacebuilding DM&E.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Michele Tarsilla
Dr Michele Tarsilla presents DME for Peace with the new notion of Transformative Evaluation Capacity Development (T-ECD) a strategy, "more genuinely geared towards the fulfillment of the organization’s internal information needs and social aspirations, consistent with the staff interests and organizational vision" Michele posits that the inequities of international development processes have affected the way Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) strategies are developed and implemented....
Author / Copyright Holder: Derkie Alfonso and Celestino Habito; The Asia Foundation
This article was first published on The Asia Foundation’s blog, In Asia. Derkie Alfonso and Celestino Habito of the Asia Foundation discuss how Theories of Change have shifted their team's focus from the traditional activity and output orientation of individual projects to higher-level outcomes in Mindanao - complex, unpredictable, and highly dynamic conflict environment in the southern Philippines.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Shiva Dhungana
Shiva Dhungana of Search for Common Ground's Institutional Learning Team updates DME for Peace on the process and progress of the Nepal Partnership on Children and Youth in Peacebuilding's ongoing participatory evaluation.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan, Search for Common Ground
What can peacebuilding learn from the broader field of adult education to increase the efficacy of trainings?  More specifically, how can lessons learned on adult learning be applied to M&E capacity-strengthening trainings? ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Conor Mc Gale
Border Lives is a storytelling project that successfully utilized ethical storytelling principles to capture the experiences of people living along the border region of Northern Ireland, home to one of the most deeply entrenched conflicts in western European history. In this blog Border Lives’ Project Manager Conor Mc Gale shares the project’s process for ethical storytelling and their lessons learned. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: DME for Peace, CDA
This post will share recent research and lessons learned on effective feedback practices in humanitarian settings, especially focused on lessons relevant to peacebuilding practitioners.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: DME for Peace, Laura Barry
We are all constantly figuring out how to do what we are doing more effectively – that’s what M&E is all about. So this Winter, consider taking advantage of the free courses available on topics in M&E.    ...

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