Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan, Vanessa Corlazzoli, Jared Miller
This review is the result of a desire to reflect on and learn from the ongoing activities of the DME for Peace project, a knowledge sharing platform focused on best practice for Peacebuilding M&E, and was carried out as a part of the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (Carnegie).  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: PeaceNexus
United to create peace ventures in a weekend       The first PeaceStartup experience in Bogota brought entrepreneurs, innovators and peace-builders together to foster peace through tech-based enterprises PeaceNexus as one of the supporters reflects on the experience ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ned Lazarus, Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Maya Kahanoff, and Fakhira Halloun
Since 2004, the United States Agency for International Development’’s (USAID) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) in Washington has held an annual Reconciliation Program Fund small-grants competition through an ““Annual Program Statement”” (APS). The Fund is a Congressional appropriation to support local-level ““people-to-people”” (P2P) conflict mitigation and reconciliation programs, and has grown from an initial award pool of $8 million to $26 million annually, with $10 million specifically allocated for programs in Israel/West Bank/Gaza (IWBG)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
While the development of indicators within New Deal focused on a specific group of countries represented by the G7+, and the Post-2015 framework discussions address universal targets in all countries, there are nonetheless critical lessons that can be drawn from the former for the latter.  These lessons are captured in the following key messages that have been developed by the Civil Society Platform on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPSS).  This civil society coordinates and supports civil society engagement in the New Deal process.  Its G7+, Northern, and wider Southern civil society members have participated as one of three primary New Deal stakeholder groups throughout the process.     ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
On June 22, 2013, the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding brought together four Muslim peace educators from vastly different backgrounds for a day-long workshop on promising practices in Islamic peace education.  This report summarizes the participants’ respective approaches to Islamic peace education....
Author / Copyright Holder: FriEnt - Working Group on Peace and Development
The present publication is a collection of “snapshots” from the practice of FriEnt member organisations and organisations affiliated to FriEnt. It identifies steps towards results-based learning and strategic planning in peacebuilding. It combines issue-specific experience with lessons learnt in particular country contexts....
Author / Copyright Holder: Valentina Bau, Community Development Journal
This paper draws on the experience of conducting participatory video in the Rift Valley of Kenya. This article offers a framework that highlights the impact that communication for social change can have in post-conflict settings through the use of participatory media.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Andrew Mack, Accord
This brief article looks at how and why robust nationwide data can provide critically important information for both aid donors and fragile state governments that seek to assess developmental needs and to target assistance more effectively and equitably.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: David Collier, University of California - Berkeley
This article sheds light on process tracing, a fundamental tool of qualitative analysis.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: The Myanmar Peace Support Initiative
The report seeks to reflect on the two years of the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative (MPSI), and suggests ways to frame and improve international support to the peace process and aid into conflict-affected areas.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP)
This paper summarises current understandings of methods and approaches to engaging with crisis-affected populations in humanitarian action.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Anna Williams, Center for Evaluation Innovation
This brief explores organizational preparedness and situational suitability for evaluation that supports strategic learning. It also explores how to understand if this type of evaluation is working. The brief is based on literature review, expert interviews, and the author’s own experiences....
Author / Copyright Holder: Asian Development Bank (ABD)
  The Asian Development Bank presented on "Accountability and Learning Lessons for Development Effectiveness".  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
West Africa’s Sahel is an arid band stretching 1.1 million square miles from Senegal to Chad with limited annual rainfall. This zone has a combustible mix of deeply rooted chronic poverty, food insecurity,recurrent drought, scattered conflict, and violent extremism that drives the same vulnerable communities into crisis year after year.RISE marks a groundbreaking joint humanitarian ...
Author / Copyright Holder: US Institute of Peace
In a field that specializes in dialogue, consensus building, and finding solutions to complex challenges, surprisingly absent is an open exchange on a fundamental element of peacebuilding: the determination of whether or not an intervention has “worked.” Yet the reality is that the power dynamics inherent in evaluation make a lack of dialogue among funders and implementers understandable....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
This discussion note outlines general principles and promising approaches for monitoring complex aspects of USAID development assistance.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution(IPCR) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)
This framework aims to enable the understanding of conflict in Nigeria and analyzes the ways in which peacebuilding practices can be implemented. It assists development planners and implementers conduct development interventions in ways that build peace and reduce the risks of violent conflicts. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Mario Novelli, Alan Smith
The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: Methodological Framework for Three Coutnry Case Studies Content:  1. Introduction 2. Methodological Approach: Insights and guides for researchers      -Lit Review      -Limitations of education and conflict resreach: problems to solutions 3. The Research Framework: A Proposal     -Multi-level political economy and conflict analytical framework     -Core and sub-research questions     -The research team for coutnry case studies     -Data collection methods     -Data analysis methods 4....
Author / Copyright Holder: Rachel Goldwyn
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the need for conflict sensitivity in security and justice sector reform (SJSR) programming. It is intended to help those involved in designing or implementing SJSR programming understand how conflict sensitivity could ensure their programming avoids inadvertantly contributing to conflict.  Note: This document does not give guidance on measuring results of conflict sensitivity in SJSR programming.  Key questions this document addresses:  What is conflict sensitivity and why is it relevant to SJSR programming?  How might SJSR programming become inadvertantly caught up in conflict dynamics?  What tools are available to enable conflict sensitivity in SJSR programming?  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: IPDTC
  Making Prevention Work is a 3-day programme designed for experienced and committed practitioners, experts, and staff of local, national and international organizations and agencies working on prevention and transformation of armed violence and armed conflict in Mexico....

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