Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Evaluation item: 
Criteria to Evaluate Interventions
  • Rogers, Mark. Evaluating Relevance in Peacebuilding Programs. Program Review and Evaluation Working Paper 1. CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, 2012.
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    • Advanced
    • This paper strives to identify processes that can be employed to achieve credible and useful evaluation findings about relevance. The focus is on the actual evaluation methods that can be employed to examine relevance. This paper includes a first attempt at proposed standards against which program designs and performance can be compared through six distinct dimensions of relevance.
  • OECD DAC. "Criteria for Evaluating Interventions." In Evaluating Peacebuilding Activities in Settings of Conflict and Fragility: Improving Learning for Results. DAC Guidelines and Reference Series, 65-71. Paris: OECD Publishing, 2012.
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    • Intermediate
    • Six criteria for evaluating peacebuilding activities are explained, with illustrative questions:  relevance, Effectiveness, Impact, Sustainability, Efficiency, Coherence and Coordination.
  • van Brabant, Koenraad. Peacebuilding How? Criteria to Assess and Evaluate Peacebuilding. Geneva: Interpeace, 2010.
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    • Intermediate
    • This article provides a brief explanation of the criteria, developed as part of CDA’s Reflecting on Peace Practice Program, of effectiveness of peacebuilding; these are designed to help program teams and evaluators assess whether small and limited programs have an effect on “Peace Writ Large”.

This section provides resources that discuss criteria to evaluate interventions.