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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: 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: Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
While the development of indicators within New Deal focused on a specific group of countries represented by the G7+, and the Post-2015 framework discussions address universal targets in all countries, there are nonetheless critical lessons that can be drawn from the former for the latter.  These lessons are captured in the following key messages that have been developed by the Civil Society Platform on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPSS).  This civil society coordinates and supports civil society engagement in the New Deal process.  Its G7+, Northern, and wider Southern civil society members have participated as one of three primary New Deal stakeholder groups throughout the process.     ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Economics & Peace
This short paper identifies existing indicators that can be applied to measuring progress in  targets for goal 16 for the SDG/post-2015 development agenda. It uses existing sources of  information from previous expert meetings and consultations which identified mostly current  available data sources....
Author / Copyright Holder: Melina Heinrich, the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
How can you measure the achievements of private sector development in conflict-affected environments?  In this post Melina Heinrich introduces the updated DCED guidlines designed to answer this exact question!  From providing practical tips to offering an eight-part framework for measuring and managing results, this is an overview you will not want to miss! ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ben Fowler and Adam Kessler for the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
The paper provides guidance for measuring results in conflict affected environments (CAEs) using the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Standard for Results Measurement.  Since 2008, the DCED Standard has been implmented by numerous private sector development (PSD) projects across Africa and Asia, and has helped monitor progress towards objectives and manage interventions....
Author / Copyright Holder: UN Women, EvalPartner, ioce
With the 2015 International year of Evaluation coming up, UNWomen, EvalPartner, and ioce published a report on how to integrate gender equality and social equity into national evaluation policies and systems (NEPSs), which many developing nations are implementing.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Mercy Corps
This case study is part of a USAID-funded research grant that examines the relationship between economic development and stability.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Lisa Inks, Mercy Corps and Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation
In this talk, Lisa Inks discusses a comparative study Mercy Corps is conducting of three types of conflict-affected communities in order to identify the effects of their programs.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Tom Bamat and Aaron Chassy, Network of Peacebuilding Evaluation
In this Thursday Talk, Tom Bamat and Aaron Chassy of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) led a discussion on the recently published Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolkit of Conflict Sensitive Indicators.      ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
The toolkit is intended to help USAID and its partners understand the opportunities and challenges inherent to development programming in conflicts where water is an important issue.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Partners for Democratic Change
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Author / Copyright Holder: Suman Chowdhury Mony
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Author / Copyright Holder: OECD
Cette série présente les bonnes pratiques reconnues sur le plan international et les suggestions du Comité d'aide au développement de l'OCDE.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Adam Kessler/The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
The case study examines the Sustainable Employment and Economic Development (SEED) programme, implemented by a consortium led by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. SEED explicitly aims to reduce conflict through employment promotion, and develop a conflict sensitive results measurement system.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Adam Kessler/The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
The case study examines how the Employment Promotion Programme (EPP), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), applied the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Standard for Results Measurement in Sierra Leone.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Mercy Corps
Somali youth hold the potential to contribute to positive change in their country. However, currently they are also the majority of the participants in militant and criminal groups. To better understand the drivers of youth violence in Somaliland and Puntland, Mercy Corps Somalia examined the links between economic opportunity, civic engagement and conflict as part of its USAID-funded Somali Youth Leaders Initiative. The research led to a number of counter-intuitive findings, including: Youth who are involved in civic engagement initiatives are less likely to endorse political violence, but are more likely to have engaged in such violence; and, Youth who felt they had more economic opportunities were at greater risk of engaging in and supporting political violence, though actual employment status did not relate to propensity towards political violence.  We also found that youth who experienced discrimination were more likely to engage in political violence, and that youth with greater self-efficacy to influence decisions that affect them were more likely to endorse political violence....
Author / Copyright Holder: Linda Mayoux
Impact assessment is now an established part of development activity. There are many guidelines, tools and ' Best Practices ' in different areas of enterprise development. The main focus to date has been on accounting to donors and/or within donor agencies for particular project and programme investments in preference to others....
Author / Copyright Holder: Norman Lee
This paper reviews how strategic impact assessments (SIAs) may be used to strengthen the appraisal and evaluation of policies, plans and programmes (PPPs) for enterprise development (ED) in developing countries. Since this is a relatively new area for the application of SIA, it is developmental in character....
Author / Copyright Holder: Pact DRC
In April 2006, violent clashes relating to artisinal mining resulted in four deaths. In response to this incident and the general increase in tensions and conflicts over resource access and trade, the former Vice-Governor of Katanga, His Excellency Chikex Diemu, requested assistance....

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