Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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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: Juliana Schroeder and Jane L. Risen, Group Processes Intergroup Relations
One of the largest Middle East coexistence programs, Seeds of Peace, annually brings together Israeli and Palestinian teenagers for a three-week camp in the United States. For three years, the authors longitudinally tracked how this intervention affected Israelis' and Palestinians' relationships with, and attitudes towards, each other.    ...
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
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: Editors: Elizabeth Drew and Alexander Ramsbotham
This Issue of Accord draws on multiple perspectives from across societies in both countries to explore comparative lessons and examine progress, building on analysis and recommendations from previous Accord publications on Liberia (Issue 1: 1996) and Sierra Leone (Issue 9: 2000) [see BOX 1]....
Author / Copyright Holder: Rosie McGee and John Gaventa
Accountability and transparency initiatives have taken democratisation, governance, aid and development circles by storm since the turn of the century. Many actors involved with them – as donors, funders, programme managers, implementers and researchers – are now keen to know more about what these initiatives are achieving....
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 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: 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: Rick Messick
This is a first draft of an effort to measure the quality of a legal system. It is in two parts. The first asks how well the system as a whole is performing four key functions: the deterrence of wrongful conduct, the facilitation of voluntary transactions, the resolution of private disputes, and the redress of governmental abuses of power. The second part attempts to assess how well the key institutions of the judicial system – the courts, the private bar, and the public prosecutors – are working. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ryan Bennett, Sameer Karki, and Nitu Nepal
Currently Nepal is going through an extremely volatile and long peace process. A Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) was signed in 2006 but, as Stedman (1997) argues, the signing of an agreement, while in the best case scenarios prevents a return to the macro war, does not eliminate all overt violence, for example so-called ‘spoiler’ or dissident violence....
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. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Laura Gagliardone
Interconnections between environmental issues and conflicts ...
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: Global Giving
Social challenges are complex. We have hundreds of projects that address social issues around the world. One of our core values is to never settle, so we're trying to improvehow we measure the effectiveness of your donations and how we help project leaders best meet the needs of their communities. At GlobalGiving we've learned that one of the best ways we can contribute to social change is to develop better feedback loops....
Author / Copyright Holder: OECD
The OECD DAC Handbook on Security System Reform: Supporting Security and Justice provides guidance to operationalise the 2005 DAC Guidelines, Security System Reform and Governance, and closes the gap between policy and practice. It largely follows the external assistance programme cycle and contains valuable tools to help encourage a dialogue on security and justice issues and to support a security system reform (SSR) process through the assessment, design and implementation phases....
Author / Copyright Holder: The Assessment Capacity Project
This document provides methodological guidance for designing and conducting key informant interviews using direct observation techniques.  ...
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: USAID
What is Direct Observation? Most evaluation teams conduct some fieldwork, observing what's actually going on at assistance activity sites. Often, this is done informally, without much thought to the quality of data collection. Direct observation techniques allow for a more systematic, structured process, using well-designed observation record forms. ...

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