Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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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: 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: USAID
West Africa’s Sahel is an arid band stretching 1.1 million square miles from Senegal to Chad with limited annual rainfall. This zone has a combustible mix of deeply rooted chronic poverty, food insecurity,recurrent drought, scattered conflict, and violent extremism that drives the same vulnerable communities into crisis year after year.RISE marks a groundbreaking joint humanitarian ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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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: Roisin Hinds/GSDRC
Participatory approaches have been broadly advocated in development policy as means of enabling local people to share and analyse their conditions and experiences. This report identifies and reviews a selection of participatory tools that have been used in micro-level poverty, social exclusion and vulnerability analysis.  ...
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: 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: Anne Marie Golla, Anju Malhotra, Priya Nanda and Rekha Mehra
There is increasing recognition that economically empowering women is essential both to realize women’s rights and to achieve broader development goals such as economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and welfare. In the last five years, a broad range of organizations have committed themselves to the goal of women’s economic empowerment....
Author / Copyright Holder: Editors: Elizabeth Drew and Alexander Ramsbotham
This Issue of Accord draws on multiple perspectives from across societies in both countries to explore comparative lessons and examine progress, building on analysis and recommendations from previous Accord publications on Liberia (Issue 1: 1996) and Sierra Leone (Issue 9: 2000) [see BOX 1]....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
In 2011, Search For Common Ground conducted Focus Group Discussions with Rwandan youth to assess the content and impact of radio drama programs in the Livelihood Skills Development Project, funded by USAID. Discussions regarding the participants’ opinions of the radio story, whether they had listened to it as a training module or were listening to it for the first time, showed a positive impact on Rwandan youth....
Author / Copyright Holder: Judy L. Baker
  1. Defining Concepts and Techniques for Impact Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2. Key Steps in Designing and Implementing Impact Evaluations ....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps recently undertook a study to explore the links between conflict and drought resilience among pastoralists in Southern Ethiopia. The research provides strong evidence of the contributions of Mercy Corps peacebuilding programming to pastoralists’ abilities to productively cope with and adapt to the recent drought....
Author / Copyright Holder: Social Impact / Rolf Sartorius
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) offers development organizations a host of opportunities for improving the performance of poverty alleviation programs and building the management capacity of local partners. While many agencies can evaluate poverty programs using outside “expert” approaches, few have the know-how and skills to employ PME approaches and fewer still are able to design and implement effective PME systems....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
Livelihood failure can contribute to the emergence of conflict by weakening the social fabric of a society, making people resort to violence to obtain necessary resources, and increasing individuals' vulnerability to those with an interest in promoting conflict for political or economic gain....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground, Nepal
Search for Common Ground conducted a survey to assess the baseline for an upcoming initiative in Nepal, ‘The Peacebuilding Initiative (TPI)’. The TPI program, which promotes consensus building among a variety of stakeholders, is comprised of two main components, dialogue with key stakeholders, youth and woman as well as a media program....

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