Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: DME for Peace
Thursday Talks are reflective discussions between academics, evaluators and practitioners on pressing issues within the field of peacebuilding evaluation.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE UK, CDA Inc., & SFCG for the U.K. Department for International Development,
This series of Guidance Products was developed under the Results Initiative in Conflict, Crime, and Violence Programming within Department for International Development (DFID).  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: United Network of Young Peacebuilders
The research report provides a strong basis for a better understanding of current Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning  (MEL) processes and practices in youth peace organisations in Europe and what needs to be done to improve them....
Author / Copyright Holder: DME for Peace
DME for Peace and the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium were pleased to host a talk with Kenneth Bush and Colleen Duggan who discussed the new book, Evaluation in the Extreme.(link is external) Over the past two decades there has been an increase in funding of research and evaluation in and on violently divided societies.  How do we know whether research and evaluation make any difference to these societies? Is the impact constructive or destructive?  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Inclusive Security
On April 2, 2015 the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation and Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium were pleased to have hosted a Thursday Talk with Szuszanna Lippai, Monitoring and Evaluation manager of the Institute for Inclusive Security, who discussed the Institute's recently published report, "What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Anne Buffardi, Simon Hearn, Tiina Pasanen, Clare Price, Louise Ball of the Overseas Development Institute
In 10 infographics, ODI presents 10 things that individuals need to know and understand about evaluation.  This is a great resource to introduce newcomers to the importance of evaluation.   ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Harvard Family Research Project
Although the argument for evaluating advocacy is convincing, advocacy has long been considered “too hard to measure,” and so far relatively few advocates, funders, or evaluators have taken on the challenge. But this is now changing....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jane Reisman, Anne Gienapp and Sarah Stachowiak
  Specifically, this guide presents a framework for evaluating advocacy and policy efforts that achieves the following: names specific outcome areas that describe the types of changes for individuals or within systems that are likely to occur as a result of advocacy and policy change efforts....
Author / Copyright Holder: Beatrice M. Spadacini
The findings of this initial mapping are meant to inform UNICEF Country Offices about effective C4D programs in peacebuilding across continents that might be replicated, adapted or scaled up in the context of the Education for Peacebuilding programme. The objectives of this mapping are to identify C4D interventions that might be applicable to peacebuilding and what lessons can be drawn about process and impact.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: María Bustelo and Julia Espinosa from the EES, Alejandra Faúndez and Marisa Weinstein from ReLAC, Jara Aracena
The purpose of this guide is to provide a tool for VOPEs (Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation) to be able to incorporate a gender+ perspective in functions and activities so as to highlight the many existing inequalities and promote an evaluation community that is more responsive to them.  ...
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: Ricardo Wilson-Grau
Explore the strengths and weaknesses of how Wilson-Grau broaches the subject of complexity and systems thinking with clients who engage him to support them in developing monitoring (or M&E) mechanisms or to evaluate their work. ...
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: European Evaluation Society
This document outlines the rationale and content of the EES Evaluation Capabilities Framework for the conduct of quality evaluation. It has been endorsed by the European Evaluation Society Board following extensive consultations with the membership....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan, Vanessa Corlazzoli, Jared Miller
This review is the result of a desire to reflect on and learn from the ongoing activities of the DME for Peace project, a knowledge sharing platform focused on best practice for Peacebuilding M&E, and was carried out as a part of the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (Carnegie).  ...
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: PeaceNexus
United to create peace ventures in a weekend       The first PeaceStartup experience in Bogota brought entrepreneurs, innovators and peace-builders together to foster peace through tech-based enterprises PeaceNexus as one of the supporters reflects on the experience ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ned Lazarus, Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Maya Kahanoff, and Fakhira Halloun
Since 2004, the United States Agency for International Development’’s (USAID) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) in Washington has held an annual Reconciliation Program Fund small-grants competition through an ““Annual Program Statement”” (APS). The Fund is a Congressional appropriation to support local-level ““people-to-people”” (P2P) conflict mitigation and reconciliation programs, and has grown from an initial award pool of $8 million to $26 million annually, with $10 million specifically allocated for programs in Israel/West Bank/Gaza (IWBG)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ned Lazarus
An observer of the state of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, reading most media accounts from the outside – and unfortunately most from the inside, as well -- could not be faulted for deciding it is hopeless....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ned Lazarus, Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Maya Kahanoff, and Fakhira Halloun
Since 2004, the United States Agency for International Development’’s (USAID) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) in Washington has held an annual Reconciliation Program Fund small-grants competition through an ““Annual Program Statement”” (APS). The Fund is a Congressional appropriation to support local-level ““people-to-people”” (P2P) conflict mitigation and reconciliation programs, and has grown from an initial award pool of $8 million to $26 million annually, with $10 million specifically allocated for programs in Israel/West Bank/Gaza (IWBG)....

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