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Author / Copyright Holder: CARE UK, CDA Inc., & SFCG for the U.K. Department for International Development,
This series of Guidance Products was developed under the Results Initiative in Conflict, Crime, and Violence Programming within Department for International Development (DFID).  ...
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: 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: Derkie Alfonso and Celestino Habito; The Asia Foundation
This article was first published on The Asia Foundation’s blog, In Asia. Derkie Alfonso and Celestino Habito of the Asia Foundation discuss how Theories of Change have shifted their team's focus from the traditional activity and output orientation of individual projects to higher-level outcomes in Mindanao - complex, unpredictable, and highly dynamic conflict environment in the southern Philippines.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Valentina Bau
In this post, Valentina Bau, PhD candidate at Macquarie University introduces a framework that highlights the potential of Communication for Social Change (CSC) in post-conflict settings through the use of participatory media.      ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Craig Valters, Asia Foundation
This paper provides a much needed analysis of how Theories of Change are used in the day-to-day practice of an international development organization.  ...
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: Mercy Corps
This case study is part of a USAID-funded research grant that examines the relationship between economic development and stability.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE and International Alert
Conventionial development models do not typically contemplate working with stakeholders for whom recourse to violence is the norm. Opportunities for peacebuilding evolve with shifting conflict dynamics. This guide developed seeks to help practitioners address these challenges.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)
The 2012 Belize engagement of the U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) was a small innovative program to reduce gang activity and violence in Southside Belize City by developing mediation and community dialogue capacity....
Author / Copyright Holder: Dave Davis, Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation
In this Thursday Talk, Professor Dave Davis of George Mason University discusses Means Ends Objective Network (MEON), a mathematical way to describe a Theory of Change, and determine how robust it is.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: IDS
This paper captures lessons from recent experiences on using 'theories of change' amongst organizations involved in the research-policy interface.  ...
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: The Aspen Institute
In this paper, the authors James P. Connell and Anne C. Kubisch present the "theory of change approach" to evaluating comprehensive community initiatives (CCIs). ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Vanessa Corlazzoli, and Jonathan White
The goal of this document is to improve the effectiveness of DFID programmes and the measurement of their impacts by providing DFID Advisers with the practical skills to develop high quality theories of change, to understand the role they play in programme design and assessment....
Author / Copyright Holder: IPDTC-PATRIR
  The International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) and ENGI are inviting expert professionals, policy makers and practitioners for its upcoming Executive Leadership Training Programmes to be held in London, UK, between 14-19 October, 2013. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Swisspeace/FriEnt
Results-orientation, impact assessment, and value for money have been creating a growing buzz in the fields of international cooperation and peacebuilding for the last few years. But what are the consequences of an increased focus on results for practice? ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Center for Peacebuilding and Development at the School of International Service, American University; Search for Common Ground; United States Institute of Peace
This report, “Linking Program Design and Program Evaluation: A Challenging Task,” captures the findings of a meta-review of program evaluation reports conducted by American University’s Center for Peacebuilding and Development and Search for Common Ground....

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