Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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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: 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: Adam Kessler/The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
The case study examines how the Employment Promotion Programme (EPP), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), applied the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Standard for Results Measurement in Sierra Leone.  ...
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: 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: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank.
Media development seeks to support and promote a pluralistic, editorially independent and financially sustainable media sector. An independent media sector buttresses key governance goals such as voice, accountability, and transparency -- not through dissemination of messages about these issues, but through its very existence....
Author / Copyright Holder: Richard Caldwell
This guide introduces a conceptual framework, or roadmap, to program and project planning. It is designed to help development practitioners understand the process of design. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: PDAC, CDA Inc, World Vision Canada and Government of Canada
The Toolkit is intended as a simple and practical guide, providing key steps for preventing conflict through constructive community engagement in exploration. The Toolkit draws from the tools of the collaborating partners, including the Corporate Engagement Program Framework, PDAC’s e3Plus, and World Vision’s Making Sense of Turbulent Contexts....
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: SDC
Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA) is a tool and process for anticipating and assessing the risk for and the effects of development and humanitarian work on armed conflict and for peacebuilding. This Tip Sheet aims to clarify what PCIA approaches entail, and what to consider when choosing a PCIA approach....
Author / Copyright Holder: Rebecca Schein, Kumanan Wilson, Jennifer Keelan
This report examines the broader utility of social media for the adoption of health promoting and protective behaviours. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)/Division for Peace and Security in Development Cooperation
The aim of developing conflict analysis methodologies is to improve the effectiveness of development cooperation and humanitarian assistance in places affected by violent conflicts and insecurity, to provide a better basis for assessing the potential of conflict-sensitive interventions, and to support peace and security....
Author / Copyright Holder: UNDP, Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery
This study aims to contribute to the collective understanding of how development can play a role in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. It brings together diverse strands of current thought on the link between development on the one hand and conflict prevention and peacebuilding on the other....
Author / Copyright Holder: United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee
Evaluations of humanitarian effectiveness show gender equality results are weak, although there is a universal acceptance that humanitarian assistance must meet the distinct needs of women, girls, boys and men to generate positive and sustainable outcomes. The IASC Gender Marker is a tool that codes, on a 0‐2 scale, whether or not a humanitarian project is designed well enough to ensure that women/girls and men/boys will benefit equally from it or that it will advance gender equality in another way....
Author / Copyright Holder: Andrew Robertson, Eran Fraenkel, Emrys Schoemaker, Sheldon Himelfarb
Over the past twenty years, media interventions have become an accepted tool for conflict management. Interventions have often proven ineffective, however, because they lacked clear definition of their intended outcomes.  This research describes an Intended-Outcomes Needs Assessment methodology (IONA) to help address this by: Integrating conflict analysis and media assessments to sharpen the focus on peacebuilding objectives; and Improving the quality and precision of project plans to enable better comparison of the results achieved. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: John Agoglia, Michael Dziedzic, Barbara Sotirin [eds.]
This document is a hierarchical metrics system of outcome-based goals, indicators, and measures that offers a comprehensive framework for measuring progress during stabilization and reconstruction operations. A vital tool that can be used in conjunction with the groundbreaking Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction, this manual provides the basis for baseline operation and strategic-level assessment, allowing policymakers to diagnose potential obstacles to stabilization prior to an intervention. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Koenraad Van Brabant
This document in the 'Peacebuilding How?' series discusses the purpose and intentions of conflict analysis. It also establishes guidelines for good practice in conflict analysis. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Iniative for Peacebuilding/International Alert
This short briefing paper is aimed at those who are likely to assist local-level mediation efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in understanding the limits, possibilities and opportunities for supporting mediation efforts. It seeks to provide insights into the practice of local mediation and into the multiple challenges involved in achieving resolution....
Author / Copyright Holder: Catherine Elkins
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) supports evidence-based decision-making in program management through rigorous approaches to collecting and using quality data on program performance, results, and impact. The application of appropriate analytical tools in order to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of interventions in well-defined contexts over time contributes to our knowledge of the kinds of interventions that work best, and under which conditions....