Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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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, Washington Network on Children and Armed Conflict
On February 3, 2015 DME for Peace and the Washington Network on Children and Armed Conflict (WNCAC) hosted a panel discussion on Children and Youth in Peacebuilding: Evidence based approach to breaking cycles of violence. ...
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: 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: 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: DME for Peace, Washington Network on Children and Armed Conflict
On February 3, 2015 DME for Peace and the Washington Network on Children and Armed Conflict (WNCAC) hosted a panel discussion on Children and Youth in Peacebuilding: Evidence based approach to breaking cycles of violence. ...
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: UNICEF
This video shares the story of a young man from South Sudan and his hopes for peacebuilding. The video was made in partnership with the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education, and Advocacy (PBEA) Programme. For more information about the PBEA, and to access resources related to their activities, visit the PBEA community of practice housed here on DME for Peace!...
Author / Copyright Holder: North-South Institute
The North-South Institute's study aims to examine and better comprehend how social cohesion is central to child protection, education, and peacebuilding for women and youth in conflict-afficted Chad and post-conflict Burundi. The study builds on past work and broadens its scope to strenghten child protection practice in teh global child protection sector by including explicit linkages with peacebuilding....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ned Lazarus
Since 1993, several thousand Israeli and Palestinian youth have participated in 12 summer “coexistence” programs in North America. The programs espouse a common theory of change: that an experience of dialogue in an idyllic American setting will inspire youth to return to the Middle East as aspiring peacemakers....
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: USAID, MercyCorps
This evaluation reviews the The USAID funded Rift Valley Local Empowerment for Peace (LEAP II) program in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The LEAP II program was the second phase of a peacebuilding program in the Rift Valley implemened by Mercy Corps....
Author / Copyright Holder: Juliana Schroeder and Jane L. Risen, Group Processes Intergroup Relations
One of the largest Middle East coexistence programs, Seeds of Peace, annually brings together Israeli and Palestinian teenagers for a three-week camp in the United States. For three years, the authors longitudinally tracked how this intervention affected Israelis' and Palestinians' relationships with, and attitudes towards, each other.    ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID, Mendez England and Associates
This is a report on the mid-term performance evaluation of the Advancing National Integration (ANI) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Georgia. The project is being implemented by the United Nations Association - Georgia (UNAG) between September 2011 and January 2015....
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: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
On June 22, 2013, the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding brought together four Muslim peace educators from vastly different backgrounds for a day-long workshop on promising practices in Islamic peace education.  This report summarizes the participants’ respective approaches to Islamic peace education....
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: 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: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)
The 2012 Belize engagement of the U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) was a small innovative program to reduce gang activity and violence in Southside Belize City by developing mediation and community dialogue capacity....
Author / Copyright Holder: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This compendium provides researchers and prevention specialists with a set of tools to assess violence-related beliefs, behaviors, and influences, as well as to evaluate programs to prevent youth violence.  ...

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