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Building Capacity to Measure Impact: A Private Foundation’s Vision

The Peacebuidling Evaluation Consortium (PEC) and the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation(NPE) were pleased to have hosted the Thursday Talk on "Building Capacity to Measure Impact" with Andreas Hipple, Senior Program Advisor of the GHR Foundation on August 7, 2014. 

Andreas shared insights into how to foster, encourage, and support a greater degree of capacity around monitoring and evaluation among a range of peacebuilding and development partners.

About the Speaker: Andreas is a seasoned international development and philanthropy professional specializing in organizational capacity building, monitoring & evaluation, faith & development, and public-private partnerships. Andreas received his M.A. from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and has significant experience working with organizations across Africa, including Benin, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, and the DRC.

Recording and Transcript:

Review a summary of the conversation here

Review the Powerpoint here

Thank you for taking part in today’s Thursday Talk! Our participants had many questions for Andreas, and unfortunately we were not able to get to all of them during the allotted time.  We have posted the unanswered questions here, and encourage you to continue the discussion in the comments section.

Jennifer Crall (attendee): During the talk, Andreas mentioned developmental evaluation as one method local partners need to inform their work in complex environments.  What other methods of evaluation or monitoring tools does GHR encourage local partners to use when measuring outcomes in the complex work of inter-religious peace building?

Dilshan Annaraj (attendee):  Are there specific tools Andreas would recommend for impact results in peacebuilding evaluation of children and youth initiatives?

In response to Annalisa Raymer's question about examples of proposals based on Developmental Evaluation, Mathias Kjaer of Social Impact suggested the Developmental Evaluation Primer, by Jaime Gamble. 

The DE primer is available here, http://www.dmeforpeace.org/learn/developmental-evaluation-primer