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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: 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: 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: 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: 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/Macedonia and Social Impact
In April 2014, the United States Agency for International Development’s Mission in Macedonia (USAID/Macedonia) commissioned Social Impact (SI) to conduct a midterm performance evaluation of its four-year, $5.2 million Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Catherine Borgman-Arboleda and Helene Clark/ActKnowledge
The aim of this guide is to present an easy-to-use resource for evaluation and assessments of social justice, social change and movement building work.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Journal of Peacebuilding and Development
JOURNAL OF PEACEBUILDING & DEVELOPMENT Volume 8, No. 2 (2013) EVALUATION IN VIOLENTLY DIVIDED SOCIETIES (VDS): POLITICS, ETHICS AND METHODS Those who work in support of peacebuilding and development initiatives are acutely aware that conflict-affected environments are volatile, unpredictable and fast-changing....
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: 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: Search For Common Ground
In January 2012, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), Nepal finished a project called Women Building Community Peace in Eastern Terai. Funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), this project’s overall goal was to strengthen the role of women and girls in the Eastern Terai to be a positive force for peacebuilding at the local level....
Author / Copyright Holder: Pact Sudan
The overall goal of Pact Sudan’s Transitional Areas Peace Fund (TAPF) Program is to support sustainable peace and reconciliation as a foundation for recovery and development in the transitional areas of Sudan. The program purpose is to help create an “enabling environment” for the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in the Three Areas of Abyei, Blue Nile, and Southern Kordofan in Sudan....
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: Amr Abdalla and Yasmine Arafa for Search for Common Ground
According to Search for Common Ground (SFCG)‟s description in its Inception Report, The Team in Morocco “seeks to transform the relationship between individuals from two sides of the economic divide. The series dramatizes the wide and growing gap between the „haves‟ and the „have-nots‟ characterized in the relationship between the wealthy footballer, Mehdi and the poor footballer, Samir....
Author / Copyright Holder: Scott Cunliffe and Patrisia Saraswati for Search for Common Ground
From early 2010 till late 2011 Search for Common Ground, and P3M implemented the “Promoting International Freedom and Understanding in Indonesian Pesantrens” Project. During the two year life of the Pesantren Project religious freedom and tolerance in Indonesia has continued to endure persistent challenges from various elements of state and society....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
The statistics on sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are grim. Recent studies have estimated that women are raped at a rate of nearly one per minute. Although Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) has received significant attention, and much is being done in response, the problem persists....
Author / Copyright Holder: Catholic Relief Services
This report is largely focused on project results. Its findings are structured around the two Strategic Objectives (SOs) of the project, its stated Theory of Change, and matters of initiative sustainability. The report also provides a set of lessons learned and recommendations by different project participants, and concludes with the evaluators’ own final reflections and recommendations to CRS/JWBG regarding future youth and peacebuilding projects....
Author / Copyright Holder: Catholic Relief Services
The following is the final evaluation report for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS)/Kosovo “Youth Securing the Future (YSF) Project”, contracted by CRS to an external evaluator. This participatory evaluation engaged 54 direct and indirect project participants and focused on evaluating the long-term effects of the project, lessons learned and recommendations for the future, in pursuit of the project’s goal, “Youth feel secure about their future in Kosovo”. ...

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