Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Security Sector Reform

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, Patricia Justino, Philip Verwimp and Andrew Tedesco
  Violent conflict is a key obstacle to overall economic development and specifically to human development. Conflicts vary greatly in their nature – hence the impacts of conflicts on people also vary greatly. If socioeconomic research on conflict has demonstrated one thing, it is that the circumstances of conflict matter greatly for policies designed to end and overcome the legacies of conflict....
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: Megan Bastick & Tobie Whitman, The Institute for Inclusive Security and DCAF
The purpose of this guide is to engage you and other women from civil society in transforming the security sector in your communities and countries.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Sarah Bayne and Tony Waux
The past decade has seen a growing recognition of the relationship between the goals of development, peacebuilding and state building and increased convergence of development and poverty reduction efforts with peacebuilding, state building and reconstruction interventions....
Author / Copyright Holder: The International Security Sector Advisory Team (DCAF)
A security and justice reform (SSR) process will at times lead to a discussion on the need to change the roles and responsibilities of different actors and institutions involved in the provision, management or oversight of security and justice services....
Author / Copyright Holder: The International Security Sector Advisory Team (DCAF)
This is the fourth OGN in the assessment series. It covers the process of finalising and integrating the recommendations of the assessment and serves to a) provide the link between the assessment and subsequent justice and security donor support activities, and b) ensure that the lessons learned during the assessment process can be used constructively in the future....
Author / Copyright Holder: The International Security Sector Advisory Team (DCAF)
This is the third OGN in the assessment series. It covers issues to be taken into account when conducting an assessment. The approach should not be prescribed, but developed in line with the specific context and purpose of each assessment....
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: Agneta M. Johannsen
The Gender and SSR Training Resource Package is a series of practical training materials to help trainers integrate gender in SSR training, and deliver effective gender training to SSR audiences. It is designed for SSR trainers and educators, and gender trainers working with the security sector, to help you present material on gender and SSR in an interesting and interactive manner....
Author / Copyright Holder: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
This manual complements ISSAT’s Introductory Level 1 Security Sector Reform Training Course. It aims to provide a basic overview of Security Sector Reform (SSR) policy and practice based on collective experience in supporting security  and justice reform efforts.  This manual provides an overview of the theoretical background and key practical insights needed to engage in SSR programming, setting out the main principles but also highlighting various challenges that could arise when engaging in SSR....
Author / Copyright Holder: Vincenza Scherrer
Since the 1990s, internationally-supported peacebuilding interventions have become increasingly prominent. Activities focusing on rule of law and security institutions are a key component of this agenda. Despite increasing calls for more rigorous analysis of the impact of peacebuilding interventions, conceptual advances have been limited....
Author / Copyright Holder: Emery Brusset, Maria Bak, Cecile Collin, et al.
This evaluation was commissioned by a Steering Committee of bilateral cooperation donors and aid agencies, to review conflict prevention and peacebuilding policies in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Drawing on examples from a portfolio of projects funded by Steering Committee members, the evaluation is designed to provide general conclusions relevant to all international interventions in the eastern DRC. A team of fifteen consultants representing eight nationalities was deployed to design and carry out the evaluation over a period of twelve months between 2009-2010....
Author / Copyright Holder: Social Development Direct (SDDirect) / Alice Kerr-Wilson, Lyndsay McLean Hilker, Shreya Mitra, Federica Busiello, Sarah Maguire and Mary Jennings
This module contains guidance on why and how to work with the police, military and other security sector actors to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. It aims to: summarize available knowledge globally on the role of and effective practices for engaging the police, military and other security actors in addressing gender-based violence; support the implementation of initiatives that work with the police and military to improve their responses to violence, including by making available leading resources; and promote ongoing learning and knowledge-sharing on how to work with the police and military to eliminate abuses against women and girls. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Simon rynn with duncan Hiscoc
This report brings together the results of a research project on the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of security system reform (SSR) programmes. It focuses  particularly on donor-supported SSR programmes, but with reference throughout to  local ownership of and capacity for M&E activities....
Author / Copyright Holder: Berghof Foundation
Authored by staff members Véronique Dudouet, Hans J. Giessmann and Katrin Planta, it presents key lessons learnt and policy recommendations based on findings from the participatory research project “Non-state armed groups and security transition processes” (2009-2012). ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Alexander Mayer-Rieckh and Serge Rumin
Security sector reform (SSR) commonly refers to a nationally-owned process aimed at transforming a dysfunctional security sector into an effective and accountable one that provides security and justice services to all groups of society. The concept of SSR is based on the understanding that ineffective and unaccountable security sectors represent an obstacle to development, in particular in countries emerging from armed conflict....
Author / Copyright Holder: OECD
The OECD DAC Handbook on Security System Reform: Supporting Security and Justice provides guidance to operationalise the 2005 DAC Guidelines, Security System Reform and Governance, and closes the gap between policy and practice. It largely follows the external assistance programme cycle and contains valuable tools to help encourage a dialogue on security and justice issues and to support a security system reform (SSR) process through the assessment, design and implementation phases....
Author / Copyright Holder: Huma Haider
This topic guide covers issues surrounding violent conflict. It provides an overview of key topics ranging from the causes, dynamics and impacts of conflict to options for interventions to prevent, manage, and respond to conflict. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
Since 2007 Search for Common Ground (SFCG) has worked with the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC). The project: “Tomorrow is a New Day” is funded by the Dutch Government and has three primary objectives: Raising awareness: Fostering an increased awareness of human rights, conflict transformation principles, and the Military Code among the target brigades. Fighting Impunity: Contributing to the fight against impunity by engaging the FARDC in denouncing violations, monitoring cases before military courts, and implementing an effective media outreach strategy. Collaboration and Solidarity: Improving military-civilian relations by garnering mutual respect and an understanding of human rights, via joint cultural, sporting, dialogue, collaborative action, and income generating activities.  In order to achieve these objectives, the project draws upon high-visibility ‘solidarity activities,’ as well as sensitization sessions for FARDC troops, participatory theatre performances, mobile cinema screenings, and large-scale radio and television multi-media outreach. ...