Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: InterAction
With financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, InterAction developed a four-part series of guidance notes and webinars on impact evaluation. The purpose of the series is to build the capacity of NGOs (and others) to demonstrate effectiveness by increasing their understanding of and ability to conduct high quality impact 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: Emile G. Bruneau and Rebecca Saxe, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In this paper, we will highlight some of the best‐categorized psychological biases that may help drive inter‐group hostility and prevent the resolution of intractable conflicts, how biases can potentially be reduced with positive interventions, and finally how promising new technology (e.g....
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: 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: 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: Jenny Aulin & Goele Scheers, GPPAC
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is faced with two major challenges in their monitoring and evaluation: Firstly they have to deal with the complex causal mechanisms involved in conflict prevention work and secondly they have to navigate the dynamic nature of networks through which they intervene....
Author / Copyright Holder: Saferworld
This briefing paper presents options for goals, targets and indicators that could help address conflict and violence as part of the post-2015 development framework. It builds on a series of three Saferworld Issue Papers entitled ‘Addressing conflict and violence from 2015’....
Author / Copyright Holder: Saferworld
Debates on the post-2015 development framework are now turning to monitoring and measurement. The United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) is expected to lead on the process for creating an indicator  framework, while member states, UN agencies, civil society and academia will play key roles in shaping its final design. More discussion is required to generate a common approach to overall principles, methods of measurement and data sources for the issues related to peace, governance and justice that have now been agreed for inclusion in Goal 16....
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Inclusive Security
This guide is a resource for policymakers and civil society leaders as they seek to develop, implement, and track progress of national strategies aimed at advancing women’s inclusion.   It explains how to use monitoring and evaluation as a vital tool to make United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 a reality....
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Inclusive Security
This is the powerpoint that accompanied a Thursday Talk entitled What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusiveness with Zsuzsanna Lippai of the Institute for Inclusive Security.  You can access the Thursday Talk summary, recording, and discussion here.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) Program
Conflict Scans are designed to build upon deeper analysis of the broad ongoing trends, formulated through a thorough Conflict Assessment. Conflict Assessments before starting our programs in a specific area, Conflict Scans help us stay on track and adapt our strategy; they ensure that implementers and partners continue to do no harm and reduce tensions while responding to the root causes of conflict. ...
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: Search for Common Ground
In the broader family of conflict analysis, there exist several methodologies and approaches to analyzing conflict. SFCG has a document explaining conflict analysis (also known as conflict assessment), which can be found here in SFCG’s resources. Conflict scans are one specific approach to conflict analysis....
Author / Copyright Holder: Gerry Mackie and Francesca Moneti
Social norms are difficult to change – and equally difficult to define and measure. Gerry Mackie of UC San Diego Center on Global Justice and Francesca Moneti of UNICEF provide this thoughtful guidance on measuring social norms....
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: 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: Small Arms Survey
This document highlights how raw data and statistics can be transformed into information, and helps understand trends, patterns and dynamics of conflict, crime and violence around the globe.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Small Arms Survey
This document focuses on sources for conflict, crime and violence and aims to assist program staff and practitioners to identify the relevant data and information on conflict, crime and violence.  ...

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