Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Idil Seytanoglu and Stalo Lesta
This external evaluation of PeacePlayers International's local program in Cyprus looks at the organization both from the perspective of its outcomes and the management structures in place to sustain those outcomes. We've posted the Executive Summary here and can provide more information to anyone who's interested. We're particularly proud of how we've grown since this evaluation (completed in 2009-2010), including a full transition to local leadership, an overhaul of our "PD" position and a new focus on more intensive programming for our youth. ...
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: Catholic Relief Services
This report is largely focused on project results. Its findings are structured around the two Strategic Objectives (SOs) of the project, its stated Theory of Change, and matters of initiative sustainability. The report also provides a set of lessons learned and recommendations by different project participants, and concludes with the evaluators’ own final reflections and recommendations to CRS/JWBG regarding future youth and peacebuilding projects....
Author / Copyright Holder: Catholic Relief Services
The Laletek Project is a two-year project (March 15, 2010 - March 14, 2012), funded by the Untied States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation and Catholic Relief Services Timor-Leste program (CRS/TL)....
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: 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....
Author / Copyright Holder: Emery Brusset, Maria Bak, Cecile Collin, et al.
This evaluation was commissioned by a Steering Committee of bilateral cooperation donors and aid agencies, to review conflict prevention and peacebuilding policies in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Drawing on examples from a portfolio of projects funded by Steering Committee members, the evaluation is designed to provide general conclusions relevant to all international interventions in the eastern DRC. A team of fifteen consultants representing eight nationalities was deployed to design and carry out the evaluation over a period of twelve months between 2009-2010....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mercy Corps
The program "Support for Kosovo‘s Young Leaders" (SKYL) is supported by USAID and implemented by Mercy Corps and three local NGO partners: Centar za Razvoj Zajednica (CRZ), Kosovo Center for International Cooperation (KCIC) and) Mundësia. The overall goal of this three-year program is to help young people from Kosovo‘s diverse communities become active participants in building a viable shared future for themselves and their commun ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Anne-Lise Klausen, Grace Rwegoshora
The four evaluations aim to assess how effectively UNHCR has exercised its mandate  in improving the quality of life for the refugees in select locations. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Campbell, Susanna P. // Kayobera, Leonard // Nkurunziza, Justine
This independent evaluation was conducted in October and November 2009 by a team of one international lead consultant and two Burundian consultants. Over a period of 5 weeks in Burundi, the team visited each PBF project in at least two provinces, conducted over 240 interviews and focus groups with a sample of all relevant stakeholders, and conducted extensive document review....
Author / Copyright Holder: Bennett, Jon // Pantuliano, Sara // Fenton,Wendy // Vaux, Anthony // Barnett, Chris // Brusset, Emery
Sudan is at a critical stage in its history. In January 2011 citizens of Southern Sudan will vote on semi-autonomy or full independence. This evaluation was conducted in the lead up to the referendum and provides a reflection on the performance of donor-supported conflict prevention and peacebuilding (hereafter CPPB) efforts since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Claudena M. Skran
This report provides a review of the Community Empowerment Projects (CEPs), an innovative method of securing sustainable reintegration sponsored by the UNHCR in Sierra Leone. From 2003 through 2005, the UNHCR conducted almost 1400 CEPs in five different districts of Sierra Leone....
Author / Copyright Holder: National Academy of Sciences /National Research Committee and USAID
The committee provides recommendationson how USAID can design its activities to gain greaterknowledge of which DG projects are most effective in the field and howto use that knowledge—drawing on both internal experience and outsideexpertise—to guide and improve future democracy assistance....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ryan Bennett, Sameer Karki, and Nitu Nepal
Currently Nepal is going through an extremely volatile and long peace process. A Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) was signed in 2006 but, as Stedman (1997) argues, the signing of an agreement, while in the best case scenarios prevents a return to the macro war, does not eliminate all overt violence, for example so-called ‘spoiler’ or dissident violence....
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: Gunnar Sørbø, Jonathan Goodhand, Bart Klem, Ada Elisabeth Nissen, Hilde Selbervik
This evaluation assesses Norway’s peace efforts in Sri Lanka from 1997 to 2009. It tells the story of Norway’s engagement, assesses the effects and identifies broader implications and lessons. The analysis is based on interviews with key informants, an in-depth perusal of ministry archives in Oslo, several subsidiary studies, and a review of relevant research, secondary literature and the Sri Lankan press. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
In September 2011, the final evaluation for the project “Promoting ‘Common Ground’ Print and Broadcast News in Israel” in Israel was released. The program’s overall goal is to promote “Common Ground” journalism and enrich Israeli mid-career media professionals in a process of empowerment, skill development, interaction, networking, and dialogue that will shift the way media portray the Arab-Israeli relationship....
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: CARE Burundi
Final outcome evaluation of a year long project (2008-2009) building local capacities for peace in three communities in Burundi. In French. ...

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