Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Political Reconciliation

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: 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: Social Impact
A final performance evaluation of the Department of State's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations's (CSO) Kenya Engagement. The engagement aimed to pair diplomatic and programmatic activities at both the national and subnational level to prevent election related violence around the March 2013 Kenyan elections. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Security Studies
In 2012, South Sudan had the worst maternal mortality rate in the world: a woman in this country has a one in seven chance of dying in childbirth. Seven years since the nominal end of the conflict between parties in the south and the government of Sudan, life expectancy was just 42 years and almost 50 per cent of the country’s population was in poverty....
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: 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 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: 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: 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: Gunnar Sørbø, Jonathan Goodhand, Bart Klem, Ada Elisabeth Nissen, Hilde Selbervik
This evaluation assesses Norway’s peace efforts in Sri Lanka from 1997 to 2009. It tells the story of Norway’s engagement, assesses the effects and identifies broader implications and lessons. The analysis is based on interviews with key informants, an in-depth perusal of ministry archives in Oslo, several subsidiary studies, and a review of relevant research, secondary literature and the Sri Lankan press. ...
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....
Author / Copyright Holder: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
This book is based on the proceedings of a workshop on Methods and experiences of Evaluating Democracy Support, organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and held in April 2006. The main aim of the workshop was to explore ways in which existing methods and techniques of evaluating democracy support deal with the most important problems, such as the challenges of causality and attribution....