Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Nonviolent Dispute Resolution

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: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)
The 2012 Belize engagement of the U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) was a small innovative program to reduce gang activity and violence in Southside Belize City by developing mediation and community dialogue capacity....
Author / Copyright Holder: Partners for Democratic Change
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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: Christopher Blattman, Alexandra Hartman and Robert Blair
Governments and NGOs commonly try to “teach” civic val-ues, conflict resolution, and democratic norms through widespread dialogue, education and information campaigns. But do these dialogue and education programs work as intended? Can education campaigns actually change norms and behaviors and, if so, how? To help answer this question, IPA and Yale University researchers studied one of Liberia’s largest peacebuilding programs—the Community Empowerment Program—for answers....
Author / Copyright Holder: IPDTC-PATRIR
  The International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) and ENGI are inviting expert professionals, policy makers and practitioners for its upcoming Executive Leadership Training Programmes to be held in London, UK, between 14-19 October, 2013. ...
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: 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: 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 Laletek Project is a two-year project (March 15, 2010 - March 14, 2012), funded by the Untied States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation and Catholic Relief Services Timor-Leste program (CRS/TL)....
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”. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
The purpose of the Rwanda Land Dispute Management Project (LDMP) is to support and strengthen local resolution of land disputes. This effort is particularly appropriate now because the Government of Rwanda (GoR) is piloting a process for formalizing land rights, with the goal of eventually formalizing land rights nationwide....
Author / Copyright Holder: IPDTC-PATRIR
Acclaimed  by  policy  makers  and  practitioners  from  national  and international  organizations  and  governments  as  one  of  the  best  programs  of  its  kind  in  the world, The PCTR program is a five-day intensive training which provides middle and senior-level experts with  a  forum  for  reflection  and  professional  development  in  a  dynamic  and  stimulating environment ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE International NW Balkans
A critical assessment of the peace-building impact of CARE International’s interventions in the NW Balkans during the period 1998-2008, by means of the review CARE project portfolio 1998-2008 (project objectives, scope and key results), based on documentation provided by CARE.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE Burundi
Final outcome evaluation of a year long project (2008-2009) building local capacities for peace in three communities in Burundi. In French. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Iniative for Peacebuilding/International Alert
This short briefing paper is aimed at those who are likely to assist local-level mediation efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in understanding the limits, possibilities and opportunities for supporting mediation efforts. It seeks to provide insights into the practice of local mediation and into the multiple challenges involved in achieving resolution....
Author / Copyright Holder: Kristin Van der Leest, Daniela Kolarova, Laurie Mecreant
This manual is designed to be used by development practitioners to help them mainstream peacebuilding into development assistance. It aims at evidencing the added value of peacebuilding for development but also at building the capacity to programme development interventions with higher conflict sensitivity. ...
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
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in Guinea recently completed an 18-month project entitled Youth and Non-Violence in Guinea, whose overall goal was to promote the use of non-violent methods for resolving conflicts among youth in the cities of Kindia, Mamou and Kankan....
Author / Copyright Holder: Lisa Schirch
This report, sponsored by the Center for Conflict Management at the U.S. Institute of Peace, draws on comparative research literature on peace processes to identify lessons applicable to Afghanistan and makes recommendations to the international community, the Afghan government, and Afghan civil society for ensuring a more comprehensive, successful, and sustainable peace process. Research for this paper was undertaken during five trips to Kabul, Afghanistan, and one trip to Pakistan between 2009 and 2011....

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