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: Ned Lazarus
Since 1993, several thousand Israeli and Palestinian youth have participated in 12 summer “coexistence” programs in North America. The programs espouse a common theory of change: that an experience of dialogue in an idyllic American setting will inspire youth to return to the Middle East as aspiring peacemakers....
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: Journal of Peacebuilding and Development
JOURNAL OF PEACEBUILDING & DEVELOPMENT Volume 8, No. 2 (2013) EVALUATION IN VIOLENTLY DIVIDED SOCIETIES (VDS): POLITICS, ETHICS AND METHODS Those who work in support of peacebuilding and development initiatives are acutely aware that conflict-affected environments are volatile, unpredictable and fast-changing....
Author / Copyright Holder: Christopher Blattman and Jeannie Annan
The international NGO Landmine Action (LMA, now known as Action on Armed Violence) ran an intensive, best practices agricultural training program, targeting ex-combatants and other high-risk youth in rural hot spots. From 2009 to 2011, Christopher Blattman (Yale) and Jeannie Annan (International Rescue Committee) worked with IPA (www.poverty-action.org) and LMA to do a quantitative and qualitative study of the LMA pro-gram.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Roisin Hinds/GSDRC
Participatory approaches have been broadly advocated in development policy as means of enabling local people to share and analyse their conditions and experiences. This report identifies and reviews a selection of participatory tools that have been used in micro-level poverty, social exclusion and vulnerability analysis.  ...
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: Mark M. Rogers / CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
This Working Paper series is based upon findings regarding program review and evaluation processes from across CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA) programs, all of which are concerned with issues of impact, results, assessment and learning, as well as mechanisms for obtaining feedback and being accountable for program effects....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mark M. Rogers / CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
This Working Paper series is based upon findings regarding program review and evaluation processes from across CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA) programs, all of which are concerned with issues of impact, results, assessment and learning, as well as mechanisms for obtaining feedback and being accountable for program effects....
Author / Copyright Holder: Overseas Development Institute
A stakeholder is a person who has something to gain or lose through the outcomes of a planning process of project. In many circles these are called interest groups and they can have a powerful bearing on the outcomes of political processes....
Author / Copyright Holder: RAND Coporation
Defense Sector Assessment Rating Tool (DSART), by the RAND Corporation, consists of six assessments to qualitatively and quantitatively determine the state of a country’s defense sector, its institutions and processes, and its capacity to carry out operations for counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, counternarcotics, border and maritime security, counterpiracy, and postconflict stabilization. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding, Sharon Morris
In this interview, Sharon Morris, Director of the Youth & Conflict Division at Mercy Corps, reflects on recent progress and achievements made in the advancement of peacebuilding design, monitoring and evaluation. She praises the maturation thus far of peacebuilding DM&E, and implores practitioners to have more faith and confidence that our approaches will be validated by the evidence collected through evaluation....
Author / Copyright Holder: Howard White
This article addresses the potential use of mixed methods approaches in quantitative impact evaluation. It provides examples of how such an approach as strengthened impact evaluation work of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Steve Montague, Gail Young and Carolyn Montague
The problem many public sector analysts and evaluators have had to date has been the nature of the charts, diagrams and 'mental models' which have been used. Charts have sometimes been too limited in what they include....
Author / Copyright Holder: U.K. Department for International Development
This report covers a study commissioned by DFID entitled 'Broadening the Range of Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluations.' Up to now most investment in IE has gone into a narrow range of mainly experimental and statistical methods and designs that according to the study's Terms of Reference, DFID has found are only applicable to a small proportion of their current programme portfolio....
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: 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: Francisco Gutiérrez with Diana Buitrago, Andrea González, Camila Lozano
We present in this text results of our investigation of poor state performance indexes (PSPIs), developed within the second phase of the Crisis States Programme. This investigation consists of a ‘critical moment’ (the analysis of current practices and identification of potential weak and strong points) and a ‘constructive moment’ (the proposal of potential solutions and of an agenda of research on open questions). ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Practical advice for capturing and documenting influences and leverage in a Making Connections community. This guide provides clarification, concrete examples and suggested approaches for documentation of these often elusive concepts. ...

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