Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Civic and Peace Education

Author / Copyright Holder: United Network of Young Peacebuilders
The research report provides a strong basis for a better understanding of current Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning  (MEL) processes and practices in youth peace organisations in Europe and what needs to be done to improve them....
Author / Copyright Holder: Emile G. Bruneau and Rebecca Saxe, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In this paper, we will highlight some of the best‐categorized psychological biases that may help drive inter‐group hostility and prevent the resolution of intractable conflicts, how biases can potentially be reduced with positive interventions, and finally how promising new technology (e.g....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ned Lazarus, Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Maya Kahanoff, and Fakhira Halloun
Since 2004, the United States Agency for International Development’’s (USAID) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) in Washington has held an annual Reconciliation Program Fund small-grants competition through an ““Annual Program Statement”” (APS). The Fund is a Congressional appropriation to support local-level ““people-to-people”” (P2P) conflict mitigation and reconciliation programs, and has grown from an initial award pool of $8 million to $26 million annually, with $10 million specifically allocated for programs in Israel/West Bank/Gaza (IWBG)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ned Lazarus
An observer of the state of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, reading most media accounts from the outside – and unfortunately most from the inside, as well -- could not be faulted for deciding it is hopeless....
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: UNICEF
This video shares the story of a young man from South Sudan and his hopes for peacebuilding. The video was made in partnership with the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education, and Advocacy (PBEA) Programme. For more information about the PBEA, and to access resources related to their activities, visit the PBEA community of practice housed here on DME for Peace!...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID, MercyCorps
This evaluation reviews the The USAID funded Rift Valley Local Empowerment for Peace (LEAP II) program in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The LEAP II program was the second phase of a peacebuilding program in the Rift Valley implemened by Mercy Corps....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID/Macedonia and Social Impact
In April 2014, the United States Agency for International Development’s Mission in Macedonia (USAID/Macedonia) commissioned Social Impact (SI) to conduct a midterm performance evaluation of its four-year, $5.2 million Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Juliana Schroeder and Jane L. Risen, Group Processes Intergroup Relations
One of the largest Middle East coexistence programs, Seeds of Peace, annually brings together Israeli and Palestinian teenagers for a three-week camp in the United States. For three years, the authors longitudinally tracked how this intervention affected Israelis' and Palestinians' relationships with, and attitudes towards, each other.    ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
On June 22, 2013, the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding brought together four Muslim peace educators from vastly different backgrounds for a day-long workshop on promising practices in Islamic peace education.  This report summarizes the participants’ respective approaches to Islamic peace education....
Author / Copyright Holder: PBEA Programme Management Team, UNICEF
The Education for Peacebuilding M&E community of practice was launched in June to provide a space where experts in peacebuilding and education can interact and share their knowledge and best practices on how to monitor and evaluate education for peacebuilding programs.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Valentina Bau, Community Development Journal
This paper draws on the experience of conducting participatory video in the Rift Valley of Kenya. This article offers a framework that highlights the impact that communication for social change can have in post-conflict settings through the use of participatory media.  ...
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: USAID, Creative Associates International, United States Institute of Peace
A team from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the US Institute of Peace (USIP) evaluated the programs and activities that USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) undertook in Colombia from 2007 to 2011....
Author / Copyright Holder: Creative Associates International, Center for Strategic & International Studies
This report is an assessment by the Americas Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) of the Plan de Consolidacion Integral de la Macarena (PCIM), a project that the government of Colombia is implementing in six municipalities.  First organized in August 2007, the PCIM is now a year and a half old, although it was not fully implemented until late that year....
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: 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: Scott Cunliffe and Patrisia Saraswati for Search for Common Ground
From early 2010 till late 2011 Search for Common Ground, and P3M implemented the “Promoting International Freedom and Understanding in Indonesian Pesantrens” Project. During the two year life of the Pesantren Project religious freedom and tolerance in Indonesia has continued to endure persistent challenges from various elements of state and society....
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Conflict Research
The Institute for Conflict Research, based in Belfast, has performed independent evaluations of PeacePlayers International's local program for several years. In this, their most recent evaluation, they examine the way the organization's programming has evolved over the years to offer a more comprehensive approach to peacebuilding and youth development in Belfast. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: IREX
IREX is pleased to release the full results of the final evaluation of the Youth Theater for Peace Program in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The quantitative and qualitative results from the final evaluation support these and other inspiring stories, providing evidence that the program helps youth increase their capacity to mitigate conflict....

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