Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Inclusive Security
On April 2, 2015 the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation and Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium were pleased to have hosted a Thursday Talk with Szuszanna Lippai, Monitoring and Evaluation manager of the Institute for Inclusive Security, who discussed the Institute's recently published report, "What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ricardo Wilson-Grau
Explore the strengths and weaknesses of how Wilson-Grau broaches the subject of complexity and systems thinking with clients who engage him to support them in developing monitoring (or M&E) mechanisms or to evaluate their work. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Inclusive Security
This is the powerpoint that accompanied a Thursday Talk entitled What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusiveness with Zsuzsanna Lippai of the Institute for Inclusive Security.  You can access the Thursday Talk summary, recording, and discussion here.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Economics & Peace
This short paper identifies existing indicators that can be applied to measuring progress in  targets for goal 16 for the SDG/post-2015 development agenda. It uses existing sources of  information from previous expert meetings and consultations which identified mostly current  available data sources....
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: DME for Peace, CDA
This post will share recent research and lessons learned on effective feedback practices in humanitarian settings, especially focused on lessons relevant to peacebuilding practitioners.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: International Peace Institute, Robert Muggah, Christian Altpeter
The fourth International Expert Forum (IEF) focused on the question of what works and what does not in peacebuilding. In the process, it considered not only UN activities over the past two decades but also initiatives undertaken independently by governments alongside multilateral, bilateral, and non-governmental entities....
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: David Collier, University of California - Berkeley
This article sheds light on process tracing, a fundamental tool of qualitative analysis.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Vision of Humanity
The economic impact of violence has surpassed the combined GDPs of Japan and Germany. According to the latest report from the Institute for Economics and Peace, the global economic cost of violence in 2012 was US$9.46 trillion, which represents 11% of Gross World Product. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Security Studies
In 2012, South Sudan had the worst maternal mortality rate in the world: a woman in this country has a one in seven chance of dying in childbirth. Seven years since the nominal end of the conflict between parties in the south and the government of Sudan, life expectancy was just 42 years and almost 50 per cent of the country’s population was in poverty....
Author / Copyright Holder: Thomas Parks, Nat Colletta, Ben Oppenheim
This study was conducted to help improve how development agencies address subnational conflicts. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: NATO
This volume reviews recent practices, and suggests ways the process could be improved ...
Author / Copyright Holder: MERCYCORPS
This study examines the link between conflict and drought resilience ...
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: Dudwick, N.; Kuehnast, K.; Nyhan Jones, V. and Woolcock, M.
This document is a companion piece to an earlier paper on quantitative approaches to measuring social capital (Grootaert et al. 2004). It provides a complementary set of qualitative tools and strategies for gauging the nature and extent of people’s interactions with each other and with key private, public, and civic institutions....
Author / Copyright Holder: United States Agency for International Development
Data quality assessments (DQAs) help managers to understand how confident they should be in the data used to manage a program and report on its success. USAID’s ADS notes that the purpose of the Data Quality Assessment is to: “…ensure that the USAID Mission/Office and Assistance Objective (AO) Team are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the data, as determined by applying the five data quality standards …and are aware of the extent to which the data integrity can be trusted to influence management decisions.” (ADS 203.3.5.2) This purpose is important to keep in mind when considering how to do a data quality assessment....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ben Ramalingam
This guide is aimed at staff working in all such organisations. There are 30 tools and techniques contained here, divided into five categories: i) Strategy Development; ii) Management Techniques; iii) Collaboration Mechanisms; iv) Knowledge Sharing and Learning Processes; and v) Knowledge Capture and Storage. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: preval.org
Baseline studies are the first assesssment to be conducted and as such provide a set of evidence and insights at the start situation of the project target group and the context of the intervention, so that other evaluations conducted later on may be measured against this information. ...

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