Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Ben Fowler and Adam Kessler for the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
The paper provides guidance for measuring results in conflict affected environments (CAEs) using the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Standard for Results Measurement.  Since 2008, the DCED Standard has been implmented by numerous private sector development (PSD) projects across Africa and Asia, and has helped monitor progress towards objectives and manage interventions....
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: 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: International Peace and Development Training Center
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES (ACPs) November 2013 - IPDTC Global Center   www.patrir.ro/training ...
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: The International Security Sector Advisory Team (DCAF)
This is the third OGN in the assessment series. It covers issues to be taken into account when conducting an assessment. The approach should not be prescribed, but developed in line with the specific context and purpose of each assessment....
Author / Copyright Holder: Swedish Contact Group
The Assessment Framework provides guidance on options and specific tools based on suggested stages of the assessment process. These stages include:• Planning• Background Analysis• In- Country Assessment• Report and Recommendations ...
Author / Copyright Holder: The Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
The purpose of this module is to provide policy makers, operational planners and officers atfield level with background information and guidance on related but distinct sets of activities associated with disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR) ...
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: Kammi Schmeer
Stakeholder analysis is a process of systematically gathering and analyzing qualitative information to determine whose interests should be taken into account when developing and/or implementing a policy or program.  Stakeholder analysis yields useful and accurate information about those persons and organizations that have an interest in your policy or program....
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: Saferworld
This chapter explains what conflict analysis is and why it matters, and how to undertake an analysis.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Saferworld and Conciliation Resources
This report presents key messages and findings from the People’s Peacemaking Perspectives (PPP) project. They are relevant not only to European Union (EU) actors working in or on conflict-affected and fragile states and the peacebuilding community, but to anyone who recognises the importance of conflict analysis and is striving to do – and use – it more effectively. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Australian Agency for International Development
These gender guidelines for peace-building are intended to act as a reference guide to assist AusAID desk officers and post officers, as well as contractors and consultants, to understand and address issues of gender equality in peace-building work....
Author / Copyright Holder: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
GENDER ANALYSIS is a tool for examining the differences between the roles that women and men play, the different levels of power they hold, their differing needs, constraints and opportunities, and the impact of these differences on their lives. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: World Bank
The Toolkit for Integrating Gender into Monitoring and Evaluation has been developed to assist project task teams, borrowers and partners to recognize and address gender concerns in designing rural development sector projects, to monitor progress in gender integration during implementation, and to evaluate its impact in achieving overall rural well-being.  ...
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: Bernward Causemann, Eberhard Gohl, Verena Brenner, Martina Rithaa
Why “Tiny Tools” for assessing change? Currently, change is mostly assessed by NGO staff or external experts. The vision of this paper is that communities assess and reflect change themselves and make use of that reflection....
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). ...

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