Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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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: 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: International Peace and Development Training Center
  The programmes are designed for UN agencies, governments and national and international organisations. IPDTC programmes have been ranked by participants and their agencies as amongst the most professional, intensive and high quality in their field....
Author / Copyright Holder: Marc Maxson / GlobalGiving Foundation (supported by Rockefeller Foundation)
This is a collection of narratives that serve to illustrate some not-so-obvious lessons from our ongoing storytelling pilot project in Kenya. We gathered a large body of community stories that revealed what people in various communities believed they needed, what services they were getting, and what they would like to see happen in the future....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
The goal of this project was to increase public awareness of religious freedom in the Near East, South and East Asia and Turkey by providing a voice for constructive perspectives on religion, and effectively using the media as a forum for free speech in which individuals stand up for human rights and tolerance....
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: 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: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, International Development Department, College of Social Sciences University of Birmingham, UK.
This guide introduces some of the best recent literature on the role of communication in governance. It highlights the major critical debates surrounding the relationship between communication, government accountability and responsiveness, and state-society relations in developing countries....
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: Search for Common Ground, Nepal
Search for Common Ground conducted a survey to assess the baseline for an upcoming initiative in Nepal, ‘The Peacebuilding Initiative (TPI)’. The TPI program, which promotes consensus building among a variety of stakeholders, is comprised of two main components, dialogue with key stakeholders, youth and woman as well as a media program....
Author / Copyright Holder: Tulasi R. Nepal, Sagun Basnet, Prakash Bhattarai, and Shiva K. Dhungana for Search for Common Ground
Search for Common Ground has been working in Nepal since February 2006 with the mission to transform the way the world deals with conflict: away from adversarial approaches, toward cooperative solutions. With a multi-pronged program to support the peace process, SFCG combines media with community peacebuilding work that translates into the production of two nationally and 17 locally broadcast radio programs and community-based activities with youth, children and other key actors in the peace process. ...
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: 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: Joost Van Der Zwan
The 2008 global spike in food prices that caused widespread riots and instability and the recent predictions of another global food crisis highlight the urgency of establishing sustainable food systems, especially in Africa. However, sustainable food systems can only be created if there are coherent and comprehensive approaches to land rights, land policy and land governance....
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
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. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Mercy Corps
The USAID/CMM-funded Building Bridges to Peace (BBP) program sought to address the key causes of conflict in and around northern Karamoja by engaging communities in inter-group dialogues and joint livelihoods projects that build mutual interest and promote reconciliation....

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