Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: North-South Institute
The North-South Institute's study aims to examine and better comprehend how social cohesion is central to child protection, education, and peacebuilding for women and youth in conflict-afficted Chad and post-conflict Burundi. The study builds on past work and broadens its scope to strenghten child protection practice in teh global child protection sector by including explicit linkages with peacebuilding....
Author / Copyright Holder: Wise Solutions, LLC; NIFAA/CIFA
Mid-term evaluation of the Faiths United for Health program, a pilot program of the Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association (NIFAA) that uses an interfaith action approach to train Muslim and Christian religoiius leaders to educate and motivate Nigerians to undertake behavior change in the fight against malaria. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID/Macedonia and Social Impact
In April 2014, the United States Agency for International Development’s Mission in Macedonia (USAID/Macedonia) commissioned Social Impact (SI) to conduct a midterm performance evaluation of its four-year, $5.2 million Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Abdul Khabir Mirzakhail
In this blog post, the author discusses the influence of media and how it can be measured using the examples of "The Team" and "16 and Pregnant".  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: MERCYCORPS
This study examines the link between conflict and drought resilience ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Anne Bennett
This case study from the National Radio in Tunisia illustrates how Fondation Hirondelle used focus group with the production teams and with listeners to create a new program grid that reflected the changing Tunisian society.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: UN Inter-Agency Child Protection Cluster
The focus group discussion (FGD) approach described below reflects the use of participative ranking methodology1. This methodology promotes an engaged and participatory process, which rapidly highlights key findings while providing the opportunity for deeper analysis as resources permit....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID and Social Impact
Program Summary The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) “Growth with Equity in Mindanao III” (GEM-3) is a five-year (2008 to 2012), $99 million dollar program that operates throughout Mindanao, but is specifically targeted to promote development activities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other conflict-affected areas of the region....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
This self-guided modular curriculum breaks the project cycle down into easily manageable stages as they relate to the design, monitoring and evaluation of peacebuilding projects and programs. The modules are meant to enable peacebuilders to learn simple, practical, and effective tools to design high quality programs and follow them up with rigorous monitoring and evaluation....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground Nepal
From 2010 to 2012, Search For Common Ground, with support from UNICEF, conducted a project to assist the local Nepalese NGO leadership and staff in shaping capacity building on youth and peacebuilding. As a component of a reintegration and rehabilitation program, the ‘Capacity Building in Youth and Peacebuilding’ project was evaluated using various methods of Focused Group Discussions (FGDs), survey, interviews, and project reports to assess the impact on capacity building and training in Nepal....
Author / Copyright Holder: Search For Common Ground
In January 2012, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), Nepal finished a project called Women Building Community Peace in Eastern Terai. Funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), this project’s overall goal was to strengthen the role of women and girls in the Eastern Terai to be a positive force for peacebuilding at the local level....
Author / Copyright Holder: Richard Williams, Anica Mikuš Kos, Dean Ajdukovic, et al.
  This paper reports on an advanced research workshop that took place in April 2007 on Evaluation of Community based Psychosocial Programmes in Areas A¡ected by War and Terrorism. The workshop was sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). The three day workshop was set up to bring together a wide range of stakeholders in psychosocial programmes in areas affected by war and terrorism from providers of those programmes.The focus of the workshop was programme evaluation and the methodology adopted by its organisers....
Author / Copyright Holder: Stark, Lindsay, et. al.
This article describes a participative ranking methodology for identifying local understanding of reintegration and adjustment of potential value in programme planning and evaluation. It was applied in the context of girls formerly associated with fighting forces in Sierra Leone....
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: World Bank
Beneficiary Assessment (BA) is a qualitative research tool used to improve the impact of development operations by gaining the views of intended beneficiaries regarding a planned or ongoing intervention. The objective of BA is to assess the value of an activity as perceived by project beneficiaries and to integrate findings into project activities....
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. ...
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: Catholic Relief Services
Station Days is a child-friendly M&E field activity that assists project staff who have historically been involved in projects targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) to appreciate and understand the critical issues affecting beneficiaries’ lives....
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: Michael Quinn Patton
The purposes of this checklist are to guide evaluators in determining when qualitative methods are appropriate for an evaluative inquiry and factors to consider (1) to select qualitative approaches that are particularly appropriate for a given evaluation’s expected uses and answer the evaluation’s questions, (2) to collect high quality and credible qualitative evaluation data, and (3) to analyze and report qualitative evaluation findings. ...