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Author / Copyright Holder: Vanessa Corlazzoli, Search for Common Ground
Every year, the American Evaluation Association (AEA) brings together evaluators, practitioners, and data enthusiasts to discuss the state of evaluation theory and practice.  This year, in Denver, Colorado, participants were asked to think about how evaluation affects the systems in which they operate and to envision how evaluation can bring a more sustainable future.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Charles Guedenet
Charles Guedenet, M&E Advisor at IREX, explores how, 'Technology is helping us collect more data, more quickly but how do we manage it effectively so that it can be used for better decision-making and learning?' ...
Author / Copyright Holder: DME for Peace, Search for Common Ground
The AEA annual conference is one of our favorite gatherings of the year as it allows peacebuilders to connect and engage in dialogue with evaluators and visa-versa.  We have combed through the 700 concurrent sessions and identified some of the favorite sessions for DME thought-leaders, practioners and newcomers. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Melanie Kawano-Chiu, Building Peace
In this cross post from Building Peace Melaniie Kawano-Chiu, Director of Learning and Evaluation at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, presents how the practitioners see future of M&E as focused on a more consistent application of what we already know to be evaluation best practices in the present....
Author / Copyright Holder: Valentina Bau
In this post, Valentina Bau, PhD candidate at Macquarie University introduces a framework that highlights the potential of Communication for Social Change (CSC) in post-conflict settings through the use of participatory media.      ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Nancy Waweru, Vijana Amani Pamoja
Nancy Waweru from Kenya blogs about her organization, Vijana Amani Pamoja's experience incorporating story based learning into their M&E ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Alexandra T. Warner, Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action
Alexandra T. Warner at the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action provides a brief overview of the community, and their recent initiative on producing a discussion series to encourage use of knowledge and evidence in the humanitarian sector.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Nicole Goddard and Jasmine Freehoff, CDA
This blog shares what the team at CDA learned through their Listening Program, which collected insights of nearly 6000 people on the receiving end of aid programs about how aid efforts work and what people desire from assistance.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan, Search for Common Ground
In this post, blogger Ella guides you through a series of steps and tips to make your data visualization more effective.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: AnnMarie Fitzhenry
While the potentialof Sports for Development and Peace (SDP) programs is well-documented, what is not clear is how programs are defining and measuring their success. The author shares what she's learned through conversations with three leading organizations on how they are capturing the impact of their SDP programming.    ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Sarah Bentu, Search for Comon Ground - Nigeria
In this Notes from the Field blog post, Sarah from Search for Common Ground Nigeria shares six tips on how to conduct a baseline survey effectively.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: PBEA Programme Management Team, UNICEF
The Education for Peacebuilding M&E community of practice was launched in June to provide a space where experts in peacebuilding and education can interact and share their knowledge and best practices on how to monitor and evaluate education for peacebuilding programs.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Abdul Khabir Mirzakhail
In this blog post, the author discusses the influence of media and how it can be measured using the examples of "The Team" and "16 and Pregnant".  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Maryam Jillani, Search for Common Ground
Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation members reflect upon the Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Conference that took place this May in Washington D.C.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Maryam Jillani, Search for Common Ground
On April 24, 2014 the Guiding Principles on Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding were released. This blog shares how these principles can help inform the design of our peacebuilding programs.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Adrienne Lemon, Search for Common Ground
Measuring results of programming for social change is challenging. Adrienne from Search for Common Ground blogs about a recent evaluation that used outcome mapping to evaluate The Team in Tanzania.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Charline Burton, Search for Common Ground
In part I of the Notes from the Field: Reflections from AfrEA series, Design Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Charline Burton from Search for Common Ground shares key takeaways from AfrEA 2014.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Saa Bandabla, Search for Common Ground
In part II of the Notes from the Field: Reflections from AfrEA series, Search for Common Ground - Sierra Leone Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator blogs about lessons learned from the AfrEA conference. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Michael Zanchelli, United States Institute of Peace
What’s the real story behind the words “learning” and “accountability”? This post will dig into these terms and discuss the oft-cited tension between the two.    ...

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