Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
While the development of indicators within New Deal focused on a specific group of countries represented by the G7+, and the Post-2015 framework discussions address universal targets in all countries, there are nonetheless critical lessons that can be drawn from the former for the latter.  These lessons are captured in the following key messages that have been developed by the Civil Society Platform on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPSS).  This civil society coordinates and supports civil society engagement in the New Deal process.  Its G7+, Northern, and wider Southern civil society members have participated as one of three primary New Deal stakeholder groups throughout the process.     ...
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: FriEnt - Working Group on Peace and Development
The present publication is a collection of “snapshots” from the practice of FriEnt member organisations and organisations affiliated to FriEnt. It identifies steps towards results-based learning and strategic planning in peacebuilding. It combines issue-specific experience with lessons learnt in particular country contexts....
Author / Copyright Holder: Tom Bamat and Aaron Chassy, Network of Peacebuilding Evaluation
In this Thursday Talk, Tom Bamat and Aaron Chassy of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) led a discussion on the recently published Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolkit of Conflict Sensitive Indicators.      ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Bilkent University in cooperation with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
The objective of this collaborative initiative is to make use of the advantages of broadened participation in political negotiations while simultaneously strengthening the effectiveness of mediation as well as the sustainability of peace and transition agreements. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: IPDTC
  Making Prevention Work is a 3-day programme designed for experienced and committed practitioners, experts, and staff of local, national and international organizations and agencies working on prevention and transformation of armed violence and armed conflict in Mexico....
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: IPDTC-PATRIR
  The PCTR is a five-day intensive program which provides experts, practitioners and policy makers with a forum for reflection and targeted, relevant professional development in a dynamic and stimulating environment.  Given the issues it addresses, it is also relevant for those working in political, gender, security, human rights, development, and humanitarian fields, donors, and diplomats, working in areas affected or threatened by war and armed conflict or in post-war situations. ...
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: 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: 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
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: Berghof Foundation
This glossary defines and discusses 20 core terms related to conflict transformation in the work of the Berghof Foundation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: The World Bank / L. Hammergren
This paper responds to a request from the U.S Chapter of Transparency International’s ad hoc working group on the judicial integrity. The author has been asked to develop a checklist for evaluating the transparency and related aspects of judicial performance, suggest how it might be applied, and discuss its use to promote judicial reform. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Vera Institute
This guide is written for programme managers responsible for improving the delivery of safety, security, and access to justice in any part of the world. It should also be useful to a wide variety of government officials and to anyone interested in pursuing a disciplined course of institutional reform in the safety and justice sector. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Linn Hammergren
Until the recent emphasis on results management, monitoring of judicial reforms was conspicuous by its near absence. When it was done, the emphasis was on tracking inputs or outputs delivered, not the impact on overall goals and objectives....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
Peace processes are negotiations between adversaries that assist a transformation of a society's conflict dynamics. Determining how best to support these processes has always been a challenge for development personnel. USAID has worked on creating strategies for constructively interacting with conflict dynamics within the wider ecology of local, interagency, and international actors. This toolkit is grounded in a comprehensive survey of USAID peace process activities to compile lessons about program success or failure....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
In many developing countries, young people are coming of age in societies that lack stable government, economic growth, or basic material and physical security. In such circumstances, youth often turn away from the authority and ideology of older generations and seek to mobilize their own generation in search of solutions....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
While conflict inflicts suffering on everyone, women are particularly affected by its short- and long-term effects. Sexual assault and exploitation are frequently employed as tools of war; victimization leads to isolation, alienation, prolonged emotional trauma, and unwanted pregnancies that often result in abandoned children....

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