Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: InterAction
With financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, InterAction developed a four-part series of guidance notes and webinars on impact evaluation. The purpose of the series is to build the capacity of NGOs (and others) to demonstrate effectiveness by increasing their understanding of and ability to conduct high quality impact evaluation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE UK, CDA Inc., & SFCG for the U.K. Department for International Development,
This series of Guidance Products was developed under the Results Initiative in Conflict, Crime, and Violence Programming within Department for International Development (DFID).  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Anne Buffardi, Simon Hearn, Tiina Pasanen, Clare Price, Louise Ball of the Overseas Development Institute
In 10 infographics, ODI presents 10 things that individuals need to know and understand about evaluation.  This is a great resource to introduce newcomers to the importance of evaluation.   ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Harvard Family Research Project
Although the argument for evaluating advocacy is convincing, advocacy has long been considered “too hard to measure,” and so far relatively few advocates, funders, or evaluators have taken on the challenge. But this is now changing....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jane Reisman, Anne Gienapp and Sarah Stachowiak
  Specifically, this guide presents a framework for evaluating advocacy and policy efforts that achieves the following: names specific outcome areas that describe the types of changes for individuals or within systems that are likely to occur as a result of advocacy and policy change efforts....
Author / Copyright Holder: María Bustelo and Julia Espinosa from the EES, Alejandra Faúndez and Marisa Weinstein from ReLAC, Jara Aracena
The purpose of this guide is to provide a tool for VOPEs (Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation) to be able to incorporate a gender+ perspective in functions and activities so as to highlight the many existing inequalities and promote an evaluation community that is more responsive to them.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: European Evaluation Society
This document outlines the rationale and content of the EES Evaluation Capabilities Framework for the conduct of quality evaluation. It has been endorsed by the European Evaluation Society Board following extensive consultations with the membership....
Author / Copyright Holder: UN Women Independent Evaluation Office
This Evaluation Handbook is a practical handbook to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender-responsive evaluations by providing direction, advice and tools for every step in the evaluation process: planning, preparation, conduct, reporting, evaluation use and follow up....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
In the broader family of conflict analysis, there exist several methodologies and approaches to analyzing conflict. SFCG has a document explaining conflict analysis (also known as conflict assessment), which can be found here in SFCG’s resources. Conflict scans are one specific approach to conflict analysis....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ben Fowler and Adam Kessler for the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
The paper provides guidance for measuring results in conflict affected environments (CAEs) using the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Standard for Results Measurement.  Since 2008, the DCED Standard has been implmented by numerous private sector development (PSD) projects across Africa and Asia, and has helped monitor progress towards objectives and manage interventions....
Author / Copyright Holder: Gerry Mackie and Francesca Moneti
Social norms are difficult to change – and equally difficult to define and measure. Gerry Mackie of UC San Diego Center on Global Justice and Francesca Moneti of UNICEF provide this thoughtful guidance on measuring social norms....
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE International
The Most Significant Change (MSC) Technique Guidance in Arabic.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Carlos Bozzoli, Tilman Brück and Nina Wald
  We provide an overview over the concepts, pitfalls and challenges involved in conducting scientifically sound impact evaluations and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in conflict-affected and fragile states or areas. We consider both interventions aimed at preventing and overcoming war, conflict and insecurity as well as interventions targeted at common socio- economic outcomes such as livelihoods, employment, microfinance, health or poverty which happen to be in insecure or post-conflict reconstruction environments....
Author / Copyright Holder: Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, Philip Verwimp and Andrew Tedesco
  Violent conflict is a key obstacle to overall economic development and specifically to human development. Conflicts vary greatly in their nature – hence the impacts of conflicts on people also vary greatly. If socioeconomic research on conflict has demonstrated one thing, it is that the circumstances of conflict matter greatly for policies designed to end and overcome the legacies of conflict....
Author / Copyright Holder: UN Women, EvalPartner, ioce
With the 2015 International year of Evaluation coming up, UNWomen, EvalPartner, and ioce published a report on how to integrate gender equality and social equity into national evaluation policies and systems (NEPSs), which many developing nations are implementing.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Learning for Action
This guide, aims to provide an accessible entry point plus useful reference material that journalism and entertainment media producers, distributors and funders can use to think about, design, and implement engagement and impact evaluation strategies. PREPARED FOR: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the John S....
Author / Copyright Holder: Carlos Bozzoli, Tilman Brück and Nina Wald
  We provide an overview over the concepts, pitfalls and challenges involved in conducting scientifically sound impact evaluations and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in conflict-affected and fragile states or areas. We consider both interventions aimed at preventing and overcoming war, conflict and insecurity as well as interventions targeted at common socio- economic outcomes such as livelihoods, employment, microfinance, health or poverty which happen to be in insecure or post-conflict reconstruction environments....
Author / Copyright Holder: United Nations Evaluation Group
This Guidance is aimed at increasing knowledge on the application of human rights based approach, and gender equality mainstreaming in evaluation processes, and raising awareness on their specific relevance and significance for UN work.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CAFOD, Christian Aid and Trócaire
Imagine this: a world where citizens help to decide what their governments do to combat poverty. Where citizens keep an active eye on governments’ progress and check whether policies are making a difference. Where people regularly give feedback to their governments on the services they are providing – and the feedback is taken seriously....
Author / Copyright Holder: CDA, Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance
Le présent document d’orientation s’adresse aux personnes qui conçoivent ou mettent en oeuvre des écanismes de retour d'information au sein d’un programme humanitaire. ...

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