Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: InterAction
With financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, InterAction developed a four-part series of guidance notes and webinars on impact evaluation. The purpose of the series is to build the capacity of NGOs (and others) to demonstrate effectiveness by increasing their understanding of and ability to conduct high quality impact evaluation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE UK, CDA Inc., & SFCG for the U.K. Department for International Development,
This series of Guidance Products was developed under the Results Initiative in Conflict, Crime, and Violence Programming within Department for International Development (DFID).  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Beatrice M. Spadacini
The findings of this initial mapping are meant to inform UNICEF Country Offices about effective C4D programs in peacebuilding across continents that might be replicated, adapted or scaled up in the context of the Education for Peacebuilding programme. The objectives of this mapping are to identify C4D interventions that might be applicable to peacebuilding and what lessons can be drawn about process and impact.  ...
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: Jenny Aulin & Goele Scheers, GPPAC
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is faced with two major challenges in their monitoring and evaluation: Firstly they have to deal with the complex causal mechanisms involved in conflict prevention work and secondly they have to navigate the dynamic nature of networks through which they intervene....
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: Vanessa Corlazzoli, Search for Common Ground
This document is a guide to the conflict scan approach, which was developed by program and DM&E teams at Search for Common Ground to encourage learning and reflection with regards to the contexts in which peacebuilders work. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Melina Heinrich, the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
How can you measure the achievements of private sector development in conflict-affected environments?  In this post Melina Heinrich introduces the updated DCED guidlines designed to answer this exact question!  From providing practical tips to offering an eight-part framework for measuring and managing results, this is an overview you will not want to miss! ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, Philip Verwimp and Andrew Tedesco
  Violent conflict is a key obstacle to overall economic development and specifically to human development. Conflicts vary greatly in their nature – hence the impacts of conflicts on people also vary greatly. If socioeconomic research on conflict has demonstrated one thing, it is that the circumstances of conflict matter greatly for policies designed to end and overcome the legacies of conflict....
Author / Copyright Holder: CDA, Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance
Le présent document d’orientation s’adresse aux personnes qui conçoivent ou mettent en oeuvre des écanismes de retour d'information au sein d’un programme humanitaire. ...
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: 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: Ziad Moussa, Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation
In this Thursday Talk, Ziad Moussa continued Diana Chigas’ introduction to Systems and Evaluation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Diana Chigas, CDA and Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation
Thursday Talks organized by the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation are reflective discussions between funders and implementers on important issues within the field of peacebuilding evaluation.  In this talk Diana Chigas discusses systems thinking, and how the use of systems can make peacebuilding evaluations more relevant....
Author / Copyright Holder: Lisa Inks, Mercy Corps and Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation
In this talk, Lisa Inks discusses a comparative study Mercy Corps is conducting of three types of conflict-affected communities in order to identify the effects of their programs.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Carlisle Levine, Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation
In this Thursday Talk, international evaluation expert Carlisle Levine discusses the utility of Most Significant Change, and Contribution Analysis for assessing causal linkages in peacebuilding interventions.   ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Dave Davis, Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation
In this Thursday Talk, Professor Dave Davis of George Mason University discusses Means Ends Objective Network (MEON), a mathematical way to describe a Theory of Change, and determine how robust it is.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Karl Hughes and Claire Hutchings, Oxfam GB
Recognizing that time and cost-intensive approaches of impact evaluation may not be feasible for all organizations, this paper sets out several other options available to NGOs to step up their game in understanding and demonstrating their impact.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Francesca Bonino (ALNAP) with Isabella Jean (CDA) and Paul Knox Clarke (ODI).
Which features of feedback mechanisms for affected populations are most likely to contribute to the effectiveness of those mechanisms as perceived by different user groups – including, first and foremost, the crisis-affected communities? The present study is the culmination of this research.  ...

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