Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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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: María Bustelo and Julia Espinosa from the EES, Alejandra Faúndez and Marisa Weinstein from ReLAC, Jara Aracena
The purpose of this guide is to provide a tool for VOPEs (Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation) to be able to incorporate a gender+ perspective in functions and activities so as to highlight the many existing inequalities and promote an evaluation community that is more responsive to them.  ...
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: 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: 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: Maryam Jillani, Search for Common Ground
On April 24, 2014 the Guiding Principles on Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding were released. This blog shares how these principles can help inform the design of our peacebuilding programs.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
West Africa’s Sahel is an arid band stretching 1.1 million square miles from Senegal to Chad with limited annual rainfall. This zone has a combustible mix of deeply rooted chronic poverty, food insecurity,recurrent drought, scattered conflict, and violent extremism that drives the same vulnerable communities into crisis year after year.RISE marks a groundbreaking joint humanitarian ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Frauke de Weijer
Rethinking Approaches to Managing Change in Fragile States discusses the challenge of fascilitating institutional change in fragile states by applying systems thinking, complexity theory, and leadership development. It differeniates between technical and adaptive problems and discusses the best practice solutions. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Cassie Dummett, Clara Hagens and Dominique Morel / Catholic Relief Services
This document gives guidance on how to use participatory methods to conduct needs assessments.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: IPDTC
  Making Prevention Work is a 3-day programme designed for experienced and committed practitioners, experts, and staff of local, national and international organizations and agencies working on prevention and transformation of armed violence and armed conflict in Mexico....
Author / Copyright Holder: International Peace and Development Training Center
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES (ACPs) November 2013 - IPDTC Global Center   www.patrir.ro/training ...
Author / Copyright Holder: The Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces-The International Security Sector Advisory Team
  The Gender and SSR toolkit is an initial response to the need for information and analysis on gender and SSR. It is designed to provide policymakers and practitioners with a practical introduction to why gender issues are important in SSR and what can be done to integrate them. ...
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: Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding, Rob Ricigliano
When we talk about the current state of DM&E in the peacebuilding field, we often lament the fact that we do not have an established evidence base of what works, and that our methodological approaches are still not that sophisticated compared with other disciplines such as education and health....
Author / Copyright Holder: The International Fund for Agricultural Development
The general aims and specific objectives of participatory mapping initiatives vary significantly. This variation is directly related to the end-use to which these maps will be put, which in turn is influenced by the audience that will view and make decisions about the content of these maps....
Author / Copyright Holder: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, International Development Department, College of Social Sciences University of Birmingham, UK.
This guide introduces some of the best recent literature on the role of communication in governance. It highlights the major critical debates surrounding the relationship between communication, government accountability and responsiveness, and state-society relations in developing countries....
Author / Copyright Holder: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank Communication for Development and Accountability Program (CommGAP)
The importance of social accountability for development effectiveness has increasingly been acknowledged in recent years. This Trainer’s Guide focuses on the role of communication techniques and approaches for generating genuine citizen demand for accountability. Communication campaigns can motivate and activate citizens to stand up and hold their government accountable....
Author / Copyright Holder: NOREF
  How can the effectiveness of peacebuilding operations in countries marked by conflict be better measured? This policy brief examines the steps needed to improve the measurement of peacebuilding work, highlights the technical and political problems this work faces, and makes recommendations for action by organisations in the field.   ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
This case study looks at the Ubon Institute for Skill Development (UBISD), with which Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) implemented a technical cooperation project for five years beginning in 1988. UBISD is a Thai government facility in northeastern Thailand for training young people in various vocational skills....
Author / Copyright Holder: Innovation Network, Inc.
Innovation Network's own workbook (revised in 2010), offering an introduction to the processes and concepts of the logic model. ...

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