Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: CARE Netherlands
Final evaluation of a four year programme conducted by CARE Netherlands in North and South Sudan, the DRC and Burundi, taking a service provision, basic needs and good governance approach to peacebuilding. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Rashmi Thapa, Pradip Pariyar, Prem Raj Ojha, and Sudha Subba
The Children’s Voices, a UNICEF co-funded project, was established at the first national-level DDR working group, the Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) Working Group. The project aimed to provide a platform for children and youth’s voices in the transition to peace so as to prevent the further manipulation of youth to violence....
Author / Copyright Holder: Dil Prasad Shrestha and Dr. Thaneswor Gautam
Search for Common Ground (SFCG), has been working in Nepal since February 2006, with support from the European Commission, UNICEF, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank. Using media and community-based activities, SFCG aims to foster the participation of key sectors of the population in Nepal in the peacebuilding process, with a particular focus on youth. In this context, SFCG conducted two-year programmatic evaluation to assess the outcomes, successes and shortcomings of their youth in peace building and community decision making project activities. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in Guinea recently completed an 18-month project entitled Youth and Non-Violence in Guinea, whose overall goal was to promote the use of non-violent methods for resolving conflicts among youth in the cities of Kindia, Mamou and Kankan....
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: Search for Common Ground
“Kilna Bil Hayy” is a children’s program broadcasted on LBC during the summer of 2009, which has the a long term goal of building the psychological foundation for a future of peaceful co-existence and prosperity in Lebanon.  To assess the progress and impacts of this program on viewers, both qualitative and quantitative evaluations were carried out. An external quantitative survey was conducted to understand the level of short-term effect the program had on respondents and if it had changed their views towards other people from different sects and ethnicities....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
From April 2008 until February 2009, Search for Common Ground Indonesia implemented a pilot project entitled Aceh Youth Radio for Peacebuilding. With support from DFID and the World Bank, the project had the overarching goal of transforming the way Aceh youth handle conflicts from adversarial approaches towards cooperative solutions....
Author / Copyright Holder: Grant Gordon
Search for Common Ground’s refugee programming in the DRC underwent two evaluations in 2008: an internal evaluation with support from the United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration in August and September 2008; and an external evaluation by UNHCR in September and October 2008. The objective of these evaluations was to assess the effectiveness of SFCG’s programming in fostering peaceful repatriation, including whether it is culturally appropriate for the region and effective in shifting behavioural norms in the short-term. Primarily, the studies attempted to evaluate the success of radio programming and theatrical performances in their capacity to: Provide information to refugees, returnees and residents about the repatriation process to dispel rumours and enable informed decisions to be made Foster dialogue and collaborative approaches to conflict between returnees and residents in the zones of return. It should be noted that data is subject to the historical moment and specific context of survey sites....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
The purpose of this Action Research is to gather information on the knowledge, attitude and practice of Ivorians on democratic and electoral processes, civic education, good governance, conflict management and prevention. The key findings of this research will inform the next steps in the design and implementation of SFCG and its partners’ sensitisation and dialogue initiatives....
Author / Copyright Holder: INCORE
This paper is a record of an international workshop in September 2010 on the evaluation of storytelling as a peacebuilding methodology. It includes lessons learned and useful methodological tips for evaluating the use of storytelling.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Mercy Corps
This case study is part of a USAID-funded research grant that examines the relationship between economic development and stability. In many parts of the world, Mercy Corps implements programs that combine economic development and peacebuilding. The Evaluation and Assessment of Poverty and Conflict Interventions project – implemented between July 2009 and December 2010 – had three main objectives: 1) to develop indicators and data collection tools that measure the impact of programs at the intersection of peacebuilding and economic development; 2) to field test these indicators and tools in three countries; and 3) to begin to assess several theories of change that inform Mercy Corps’ programs....
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....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mercy Corps
This case study is part of a USAID-funded research grant that examines the relationship between economic development and stability. In many parts of the world, Mercy Corps implements programs that combine economic development and peacebuilding. The Evaluation and Assessment of Poverty and Conflict Interventions project – implemented between July 2009 and December 2010 – had three main objectives: 1) to develop indicators and data collection tools that measure the impact of programs at the intersection of peacebuilding and economic development; 2) to field test these indicators and tools in three countries; and 3) to begin to assess several theories of change that inform Mercy Corps’ programs....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mercy Corps
This case study is part of a USAID-funded research grant that looks at the relationship between economic development and stability. In many parts of the world, Mercy Corps implements programs that combine economic development and peacebuilding approaches....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps implemented the two-year, $2. 5 million, Governance Promotion through Conflict Management in Iraq (GPCMI) program from January 2009 through the end of December 2010. Funded by a generous grant from the Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the United States Department of State, the goal of the program was to help influential Iraqi leaders from all 18 governorates gain the tools, skills, and support they needed to address a wide range of tensions and conflicts that – if left unaddressed – could have escalated to wider violence and threatened to derail Iraq’s fragile transition to peace and democracy. To support this goal, the program: 1) provided Iraqi leaders at the local and provincial level with conflict management and negotiation tools and skills; 2) worked with these leaders to use their new skills to resolve concrete disputes in their communities; and 3) created a nation-wide network of Iraqi conflict management and negotiation practitioners who would continue this work into the future. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
As a response to the effects of the post-election violence in Kenya in December 2007, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and Media Focus on Africa (MFA) developed and produced a TV and radio drama, The Team – an episodic series which asks a central question: can Kenyans find ways to put the past behind them in order to have a better future? The series presents a microcosm of Kenyan society in which members of a fictional football team, who come from different ethnic groups and social classes, are challenged to overcome their fears and biases so that they can see one another as individuals not as members of “the other.” The central metaphor for the players – and for Kenya – is: If they do not cooperate, they will not score goals, and they will lose....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
In 2007, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), with financial support from the United States Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), launched the twelve-month project, Mass Information In Support of Congolese and Burundian Refugees....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
The DRC has frequently been described as one of the most dangerous countries for women. Sexual and gender based violence are rampant throughout society. “Vrai Djo,” or “Real Man,” is a project using mass media funded by the British Government aimed raising awareness of the population of western DRC of the need to change behaviour towards women, and to shape male attitudes so that they are more respectful and positive....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
The “Supporting a Conversation with Youth on Leadership in Cote d’Ivoire” Project was carried out over an 18month period (September 2008-May 2010) with support from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
This external evaluation was conducted in October 2010 at the end of the two-year “Promoting locally-driven transformation and collaborative action in Burundi” project funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The project aimed to promote constructive political dialogue between and among parliamentarians and their constituents on issues of local and national concern, and foster dialogue and collaborative approaches to conflict between returnees and residents in return zones....

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