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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: USAID Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) Program
Conflict Scans are designed to build upon deeper analysis of the broad ongoing trends, formulated through a thorough Conflict Assessment. Conflict Assessments before starting our programs in a specific area, Conflict Scans help us stay on track and adapt our strategy; they ensure that implementers and partners continue to do no harm and reduce tensions while responding to the root causes of conflict. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
This report contains three recommendations to help strengthen the implementation of USAID’s Strengthening Civil Society in Ukraine project. The primary goal of USAID's Strengthening Civil Society in Ukraine's project is to "strengthen and assist leading pro-reform Ukrainian NGOs to sustain and consolidate democratic gains." To accomplish this, the project aims to work with local partners as equals in implementing all project activities.  The project has four objective that address challenges to civil society and assist CSOs with monitoring and advocacy initiatives that are essential to advancing Ukraine's reform process.  1) NGOs better represent citizen interests and drive reform agenda thorugh more effective advocacy, monitoring, and activism.  2) The relevant legislative framework for civil society approaches European standards. 3) NGOs are transparently governed and capably managed. 4) Civil society organizations are more financially sustainable and less dependent on foreign  donors. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Partners for Democratic Change
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Author / Copyright Holder: Neha Karkara
The toolkit contains guidance and tools on how to plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate advocacy strategies for national evaluation policies and systems that are equity-focused and gender-responsive. While technical evaluation capacities (the so-called supply side) are paramount to produce high-quality evaluative evidence, an enabling environment for evaluation is necessary to ensure it is actually used for decision-making. ...
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: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
This report examines the extent to which RCTs have been used successfully to measure empowerment and accountability processes and programmes. Field experiments present immense opportunities, but the report cautions that they are more suited to measuring short-term results with short causal chains and less suitable for complex interventions....
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: Pact Kenya
Development and Training Services, Inc. (dTS) was contracted to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the Kenya Civil Society Strengthening Program (KCSSP). This grant-making and capacity-building program was designed to address the fragmentation, fractionalization and low constituent credibility constraining Kenya civil society from effectively playing its role in promoting political reforms and keeping government accountable to the citizens of Kenya....
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....
Author / Copyright Holder: Patricia Ahern, Paul Nuti, Julia M. Masterson
In 1995, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) began working in partnership to manage the “Promoting Women in Development” (PROWID) grants program, funded by the Office of Women in Development at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
The 'Radio for Peacebuilding' project has three major components – development and adaptation of guidebooks on radio talk show production aimed at Peacebuilding into Urdu and Pashto, training and coaching provided to FM station producers and presenters to host radio talk shows on Peacebuilding and finally production of talk shows using the common ground approach....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
The Pathways to Peace program (P2P) sought to structurally transform the way that youth participate in the civic and political arena so that they can make a substantial and positive contribution to the overall peace and democratic processes in Nepal....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
The project ―Kosovo Youth for Democracy and Peace building‖ started in January 2010, when CCG in partnership with YMCA has been granted funding by the European Comission, to target Kosovo youth from 15 to 22 years of age, coming from different ethnic communities and various municipalities throughtout the country and create awareness of the basic principles of democracy and human rights, as embedded in international treaties as well as Kosovo‘s constitution....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
In October 2008, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) signed a nine month project with USAID to help ensure that Guinea’s upcoming legislative elections are held in a credible, participatory and transparent manner accepted by all. This grant received two extensions due to the evolving political context and the delays in the election calendar and will end in April 2011....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
As part of the multi-country Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) program funded by UKAID, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in Burundi implemented a three month project from June until September 2011 in support of its overall programmatic goal: to promote inclusive, effective and responsible participation in a process of social transformation toward a fair and equal society in Burundi. The goal was supported by the following key objective: Promote constructive exchange and dialogue between and among Burundian youth from different political parties and political leaders about governance issues, particularly political manipulation of youth and its resulting violence, with a view to encouraging peaceful cohabitation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: The World Bank
  The struggle against poverty is political and economic, but it is also a cultural struggle. Poverty is centrally related to voice, participation in public discourse, and access to the public sphere. This perspective requires a new approach from policymakers who need to understand poverty as a matter not only of economic factors, but also of voice and agency....
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 ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ryan Bennett, Sameer Karki, and Nitu Nepal
Currently Nepal is going through an extremely volatile and long peace process. A Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) was signed in 2006 but, as Stedman (1997) argues, the signing of an agreement, while in the best case scenarios prevents a return to the macro war, does not eliminate all overt violence, for example so-called ‘spoiler’ or dissident violence....
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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