Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Livelihood Development

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: 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 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: 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: 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: Christopher Blattman and Jeannie Annan
The international NGO Landmine Action (LMA, now known as Action on Armed Violence) ran an intensive, best practices agricultural training program, targeting ex-combatants and other high-risk youth in rural hot spots. From 2009 to 2011, Christopher Blattman (Yale) and Jeannie Annan (International Rescue Committee) worked with IPA (www.poverty-action.org) and LMA to do a quantitative and qualitative study of the LMA pro-gram.  ...
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: USAID and Social Impact
Program Summary The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) “Growth with Equity in Mindanao III” (GEM-3) is a five-year (2008 to 2012), $99 million dollar program that operates throughout Mindanao, but is specifically targeted to promote development activities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other conflict-affected areas of the region....
Author / Copyright Holder: Barry Pound, Adrienne Martin, Dr Abdul Qadr & Dr Abdul Wahed Mukred/Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
An assessment of the negative impacts of landmine contamination and the benefits of demining using the sustainable livelihoods framework, supplemented by quantitative economic analysis ...
Author / Copyright Holder: United Nations World Food Program (WFP)
Useful 32-page "how-to" document concerning how to carry out M&E, what to consider, what to look out for, provides templates for tools like a logical framework (log frame) and examples that demonstrate how to use provided tools. Purpose is to encourage readers to ensure that the M&E Plan and Evaluation Plan are feasible both in terms of the capacity of WFP and its partners to implement them and the budget and other resources available. Intesting aspects of document: inclusion of "Beneficiary Contact Monitoring" which aims to assess the satisfaction of people involved in the project (i.e....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID, Creative Associates International, United States Institute of Peace
A team from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the US Institute of Peace (USIP) evaluated the programs and activities that USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) undertook in Colombia from 2007 to 2011....
Author / Copyright Holder: Creative Associates International, Center for Strategic & International Studies
This report is an assessment by the Americas Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) of the Plan de Consolidacion Integral de la Macarena (PCIM), a project that the government of Colombia is implementing in six municipalities.  First organized in August 2007, the PCIM is now a year and a half old, although it was not fully implemented until late that year....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mercy Corps
The program "Support for Kosovo‘s Young Leaders" (SKYL) is supported by USAID and implemented by Mercy Corps and three local NGO partners: Centar za Razvoj Zajednica (CRZ), Kosovo Center for International Cooperation (KCIC) and) Mundësia. The overall goal of this three-year program is to help young people from Kosovo‘s diverse communities become active participants in building a viable shared future for themselves and their commun ...