Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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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: Carlos Bozzoli, Tilman Brück and Nina Wald
  We provide an overview over the concepts, pitfalls and challenges involved in conducting scientifically sound impact evaluations and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in conflict-affected and fragile states or areas. We consider both interventions aimed at preventing and overcoming war, conflict and insecurity as well as interventions targeted at common socio- economic outcomes such as livelihoods, employment, microfinance, health or poverty which happen to be in insecure or post-conflict reconstruction environments....
Author / Copyright Holder: Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, Philip Verwimp and Andrew Tedesco
  Violent conflict is a key obstacle to overall economic development and specifically to human development. Conflicts vary greatly in their nature – hence the impacts of conflicts on people also vary greatly. If socioeconomic research on conflict has demonstrated one thing, it is that the circumstances of conflict matter greatly for policies designed to end and overcome the legacies of conflict....
Author / Copyright Holder: Tilman Brück and Neil T. N. Ferguson
  In 1998, the Good Friday Agreement concluded a period of violence in Northern Ireland yet the scars of the conflict remained prevalent in the political landscape. Rival communities remained divided, economic performance was poor and intercommunity tensions frequently manifested....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jyotsna Puri, Anastasia Aladysheva, Vegard Iversen, Yashodhan Ghorpade and Tilman Brück
  Despite the widespread occurrence of humanitarian emergencies such as epidemics, earthquakes, droughts, floods and violent conflict and despite the significant financial resources devoted to humanitarian assistance, systematic learning from such interventions using rigorous theory-based impact evaluations are very rare....
Author / Copyright Holder: Carlos Bozzoli, Tilman Brück and Nina Wald
  We provide an overview over the concepts, pitfalls and challenges involved in conducting scientifically sound impact evaluations and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in conflict-affected and fragile states or areas. We consider both interventions aimed at preventing and overcoming war, conflict and insecurity as well as interventions targeted at common socio- economic outcomes such as livelihoods, employment, microfinance, health or poverty which happen to be in insecure or post-conflict reconstruction environments....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
Since 2002 Search for Common Ground (SFCG) has worked with local civil society organisations, the media, conflict survivors and others to develop appropriate and innovative conflict transformation initiatives. In 2009 SFCG sought resources from the US Embassy Jakarta to implement a two year project that aimed to counter and prevent radicalization in Indonesian prisons....
Author / Copyright Holder: Richard Williams, Anica Mikuš Kos, Dean Ajdukovic, et al.
  This paper reports on an advanced research workshop that took place in April 2007 on Evaluation of Community based Psychosocial Programmes in Areas A¡ected by War and Terrorism. The workshop was sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). The three day workshop was set up to bring together a wide range of stakeholders in psychosocial programmes in areas affected by war and terrorism from providers of those programmes.The focus of the workshop was programme evaluation and the methodology adopted by its organisers....
Author / Copyright Holder: Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation
Over the last decade counterterrorism experts working in or outside of government have learned a valuable lesson: going after terrorists is necessary but not sufficient. Programmes to prevent people from becoming terrorists in the first place are also vital, but their effects are not well understood....