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What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

On April 2, 2015 the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation and Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium were pleased to have hosted a Thursday Talk with Szuszanna Lippai, Monitoring and Evaluation manager of the Institute for Inclusive Security, who discussed the Institute's recently published report, "What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security."

Zsuzsanna introduced the recently published guide to monitor and assess policies for women, peace, and security entitled, "What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security." She also spoke about the importance of data colelction, analysis, and use for National Action Plans and present the key purposes and features of the guide. She will close by outlining some challenges and lessons learned that the Institute has experienced about national-level capacity building for M&E.

Recording and Transcript: 

Click here to view the powerpoint.

Click here to view the Institute for Inclusive Security's Report "What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security." 

Check back soon for the summary.

About the Speaker:

Zsuzsanna Lippai is the Monitoring and Evaluation manager at the Institute for Inclusive Security in Washington, DC where she develops and manages an organization-wide monitoring, evaluation, and learning system for advocacy and capacity building programs. She advised the Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina on establishing a monitoring and evaluation plan for their Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, and provided training on policy evaluation to representatives of various Ministries involved in implementation.

A question on behalf of Ravi Ram:

What experience do you have with the M&E guide, including the indicators in Appendix C, among the countries? Has there been any feedback yet? What about qualitative indicators?

Best regards,

Ravi M. Ram, MPH, MBA, PhD
Head of Monitoring & Evaluation
Amref Health Africa
Nairobi, Kenya

Interested in learning more about the role of women in peacebuilding and the progress of UNSCR 1325? Explore the work of Building Peace Forum’s expert authors on the topics discussed in the Thursday Talk, below:

UNSCR 1325:


For more information, check out the Building Peace Forum website.