Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Michele Tarsilla
Dr Michele Tarsilla presents DME for Peace with the new notion of Transformative Evaluation Capacity Development (T-ECD) a strategy, "more genuinely geared towards the fulfillment of the organization’s internal information needs and social aspirations, consistent with the staff interests and organizational vision" Michele posits that the inequities of international development processes have affected the way Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) strategies are developed and implemented....
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: Jyotsna Puri, Anastasia Aladysheva, Vegard Iversen, Yashodhan Ghorpade and Tilman Brück
  Despite the widespread occurrence of humanitarian emergencies such as epidemics, earthquakes, droughts, floods and violent conflict and despite the significant financial resources devoted to humanitarian assistance, systematic learning from such interventions using rigorous theory-based impact evaluations are very rare....
Author / Copyright Holder: UN Women, EvalPartner, ioce
With the 2015 International year of Evaluation coming up, UNWomen, EvalPartner, and ioce published a report on how to integrate gender equality and social equity into national evaluation policies and systems (NEPSs), which many developing nations are implementing.  ...
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: Howard S. Bloom/MDRC
This working paper, published as a chapter in the Handbook of Social Research, examines the core analytic elements of randomized experiments for social research.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Robert Blair, Christopher Blattman and Alexandra Hartman/Innovations for Poverty Action
Conflict early warning remains an important but elusive goal in Liberia. If outbreaks of violence could be predicted before they occur, early responders could focus their energies and scarce resources on the highest-risk communities. Is such a goal realistic? In this report, the authors describe results from a two-year study that suggest prediction may be more promising than initially expected.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Patricia Rogers
This is the first guidance note in a four-part series of notes related to impact evaluation developed by InterAction with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation. This first guidance note, Introduction to Impact Evaluation, provides an overview of impact evaluation, explaining how impact evaluation differs from – and complements – other types of evaluation, why impact evaluation should be done, when and by whom....
Author / Copyright Holder: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
This report examines the extent to which RCTs have been used successfully to measure empowerment and accountability processes and programmes. Field experiments present immense opportunities, but the report cautions that they are more suited to measuring short-term results with short causal chains and less suitable for complex interventions....
Author / Copyright Holder: Crawford, Paul W
This thesis aims to provide a coherent theoretical framework to guide the development of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) information systems within international aid agencies. The thesis applies soft systems methodologies (SSM) to explore the research question and to develop conceptual models. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Crawford, Paul W
This thesis aims to provide a coherent theoretical framework to guide the development of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) information systems within international aid agencies. The thesis applies soft systems methodologies (SSM) to explore the research question and to develop conceptual models. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Elliot Stern / DFID
This report covers a study commissioned by DFID entitled ‘Broadening the Range of Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluations’. Impact Evaluation (IE) aims to demonstrate that development programmes lead todevelopment results, that the intervention as cause has an effect....
Author / Copyright Holder: Australian Agency for International Development
Armed conflict is a gendered process. Women and men experience conflict and are vulnerable to its impacts in different ways, determined by the gender roles and identities of masculinity and femininity in each particular society....
Author / Copyright Holder: Marc Maxson / GlobalGiving Foundation (supported by Rockefeller Foundation)
This is a collection of narratives that serve to illustrate some not-so-obvious lessons from our ongoing storytelling pilot project in Kenya. We gathered a large body of community stories that revealed what people in various communities believed they needed, what services they were getting, and what they would like to see happen in the future....
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: UNICEF
This publication aims to contribute to the international debate on how the evaluation function can contribute to achieving equitable development results by conceptualizing, designing, implementing and using evaluations focused on human rights and equity. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Marie M. Gaarder
This presentation by Marie M. Gaarder introduces the types of, and possible issues with, experimental as well as quasi-experimental designs in impact assessments. Includes information on key issues with randomization, matching, and internal and external validity. ...