Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Transparency and Accountability

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: 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: Swedish Contact Group
The Assessment Framework provides guidance on options and specific tools based on suggested stages of the assessment process. These stages include:• Planning• Background Analysis• In- Country Assessment• Report and Recommendations ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Rosie McGee and John Gaventa
Accountability and transparency initiatives have taken democratisation, governance, aid and development circles by storm since the turn of the century. Many actors involved with them – as donors, funders, programme managers, implementers and researchers – are now keen to know more about what these initiatives are achieving. This paper arises from a review of the impact and effectiveness of transparency and accountability initiatives which gathered and analysed existing evidence, discussed how it could be improved, and evaluated how impact and effectiveness could be enhanced....
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: Rosie McGee and John Gaventa
Accountability and transparency initiatives have taken democratisation, governance, aid and development circles by storm since the turn of the century. Many actors involved with them – as donors, funders, programme managers, implementers and researchers – are now keen to know more about what these initiatives are achieving....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jeremy Holland and Allyson Thirkell with Emmanuel Trepanier and Lucy Earle
Citizens’ capacity to express and exercise their views is a vital part of poverty reduction. States that can be held accountable for their actions are more likely to respond to the different needs and demands of the public. Citizen voice and accountability (V&A) work has emerged as a priority in the international development agenda, and is part of the broader debate about the importance of governance in improving prospects for poor people....
Author / Copyright Holder: Department for International Development
These are several reasons for incorporating effective reporting procedures within the Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF). DFID is accountable to the UK Parliament for how it uses public funds. It must provide evidence that funds have been properly accounted for and used for the purposes intended....
Author / Copyright Holder: Anne-Katrin Arnold
Framing is about presenting an issue in a specific light and from a specific perspective. Framed messages are usually intended to make the audience focus on certain aspects of an issue but not on others....
Author / Copyright Holder: Law and Justice Institutions Thematic Group
Practitioners and scholars interested in legal and judicial reform are becoming increasingly interested in finding better ways of assessing the performance of legal systems and the success of reform projects. The greater use and greater sophistication of performance indicators is generally a development to be welcomed....
Author / Copyright Holder: Laura Gagliardone
Some societies can experience more democratic and open frameworks than others, anyhow all reforms cannot simply destroy the old norms and constraints in order to clean the setting but have to allow the reconstruction of all consuming processes, norms, legislations and behaviors....
Author / Copyright Holder: Kevin Hempel and Nathan Fiala
Programs to actively support young people's employment prospects have existed for decades in industrialized countries; however, they are relatively new in developing nations. In a broad sense, youth livelihood interventions support young people's means to earn a living, and include training, public service, youth entrepreneurship, and financial services....
Author / Copyright Holder: UNICEF
This publication offers a number of strong contributions from senior officers in institutions dealing with evidence-based policy making.These institutions are national and local governments, UNICEF, the World Bank and the International Development Evaluation Association. It tries to bring together the vision and lessons learned from different stakeholders on the strategic role of monitoring and evaluation in evidence-based policy making. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
Community radio stations face several obstacles that threaten both their operations and engagement in democratic development.  However, there are models of successful community radios in Liberia, and upon closer inspection there is evidence of long-term planning, accountability mechanisms and innovative management strategies.  There are programs aimed at attracting community revenue and local advertisers, station managers who have identified alternative resources for capacity building, and national networks created for advocacy.  This case study, carried out by Search for Common Ground in February 2009, explores exactly how these community radios are sustaining themselves, thereby revealing how the  appropriate interventions aimed at increasing community radio’s stability can be identified and their growth incorporated into the development agenda....