Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Jared Miller, Search for Common Ground
Jared Miller of the Instituational Learning Team at Search for Common Ground identifies 3 key takeaways from the 2015 Alliance for Peacebuilding Conference, and shares resources to dive deeper on each point.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Melvin Hardy
Positioning Religious Leader Arthur Powell Davies of All Souls Church Unitarian of Washington, DC, in 1945, as the progenitor of the civil society/civilian control of atomic energy movement with his having knowledge of the tensions between the military and the scientific community in deployment of the erstwhile new technology of atomic weapons as tools of war. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Megan Grace Kennedy-Chouane
The article looks at the process of developing the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) Development Assistance Committee (DAC)'s evaluation guidance.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Suman Chowdhury Mony
There are many products or area of work for impact investing. It is true that if anyone or organization wants to be a part of positive social change in any area, country or in the whole world, they should come with a positive mentality for mankind and with have no big desire for gaining big profit as traditional and commercial businessman. f there are much positive social impact come by impact investing then everyone should encourage and talk about this....
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Economics and Peace
The Pillars of Peace is a new conceptual framework for understanding and describing the factors that create peaceful societies. It stands as one of the few holistic and quantitative based studies to isolate the positive factors which sustain and reinforce peaceful societies.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Cordula Reimann, Diana Chigas & Peter Woodrow for CDA, Inc.
Drawing on the findings of RPP regarding factors that contribute to effectiveness and impacts of peacebuilding, and on the experience of practitioners, this Working Paper offers an approach to reviewing program quality that addresses organizational needs for feedback, assessment and learning short of a formal evaluation.  In Section 2, this Working Paper offers some general introductory comments on evaluation in peacebuilding....
Author / Copyright Holder: Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding, Sharon Morris
In this interview, Sharon Morris, Director of the Youth & Conflict Division at Mercy Corps, reflects on recent progress and achievements made in the advancement of peacebuilding design, monitoring and evaluation. She praises the maturation thus far of peacebuilding DM&E, and implores practitioners to have more faith and confidence that our approaches will be validated by the evidence collected through evaluation....
Author / Copyright Holder: Howard White
This article addresses the potential use of mixed methods approaches in quantitative impact evaluation. It provides examples of how such an approach as strengthened impact evaluation work of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding, Mohammed Abu-Nimer
When we talk about the current state of DM&E in the peacebuilding field, we often lament the fact that we do not have an established evidence base of what works, and that our methodological approaches are still not that sophisticated compared with other disciplines such as education and health....
Author / Copyright Holder: Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding, Tom Bamat
When we talk about the current state of DM&E in the peacebuilding field, we often lament the fact that we do not have an established evidence base of what works, and that our methodological approaches are still not that sophisticated compared with other disciplines such as education and health....
Author / Copyright Holder: Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding, Rob Ricigliano
When we talk about the current state of DM&E in the peacebuilding field, we often lament the fact that we do not have an established evidence base of what works, and that our methodological approaches are still not that sophisticated compared with other disciplines such as education and health....
Author / Copyright Holder: Suman Chowdhury Mony
Access in Micro finance and borrowing microcredit and getting working opportunity in garment sectors and another big or small industries or business and other institutions make them financially solvent. Now Micro finance organizations help them to start a small or medium business and by getting these opportunities they can earn and help others to be solvent women....
Author / Copyright Holder: Laura Gagliardone
Some developing countries and countries in transition experience security and stability problems usually due to the weakness of the state, the disorganization of security forces and the lack of transparency in doing business. In most of developing countries, the army must usually be reconfigured and military and civilian planners well trained and equipped....
Author / Copyright Holder: Save the Children / Joachim Theis
The paper concentrates on those aspects of monitoring and evaluation that distinguish a rightsbasedfrom other development approaches. It draws on the literature on rights-based approachesand on recent thinking about monitoring and evaluation. It is primarily addressed at colleaguesworking for Save the Children, but it should be of interest and relevance for a wider audience,primarily NGOs but also donor and UN agencies....
Author / Copyright Holder: Karl Hughes and Claire Hutchings
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the international development sector need credible, reliable feedback on whether their interventions are making a meaningful difference but they struggle with how they can practically access it. Impact evaluation is research and, like all credible research, it takes time, resources, and expertise to do well, and – despite being under increasing pressure – most NGOs are not set up to rigorously evaluate the bulk of their work.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Laura Gagliardone
Some societies can experience more democratic and open frameworks than others, anyhow all reforms cannot simply destroy the old norms and constraints in order to clean the setting but have to allow the reconstruction of all consuming processes, norms, legislations and behaviors....
Author / Copyright Holder: Sarah Earl, Raj Kumar Verma, Adama Ndiaye, Thierry Barreto Fernandes, Kalpana Pant
This report provides an introduction to outcome mapping and provides three illustrative case studies as examples.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Jan Van Ongevalle and Anneke Maarse
This paper shares the first results of an ongoing collaborative action research whereby, ten development organizations joined hands to explore a diverse mix of PME approaches with the aim of dealing more effectively with complex processes of social change....
Author / Copyright Holder: Laura Gagliardone
To conceptualize an efficient security program for African states, in my opinion, the interconnection between human security and human development should be given priority. Creating a human rights culture is the pillar upon which a democratic society should be built on....
Author / Copyright Holder: Laura Gagliardone
The impact of war on populations arises both from the direct effects of combat and from the indirect consequences of war, which may occur for several years after a conflict ends. Nowadays, in this globalized world where monitoring and evaluating the impact of interventions has become a priority, looking at the conflicts as causes of health problems, mental diseases and disabilities is fundamental to plan better strategies in advance and preserve military’s wellbeing. ...

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