Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: DME for Peace
Thursday Talks are reflective discussions between academics, evaluators and practitioners on pressing issues within the field of peacebuilding evaluation.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: InterAction
With financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, InterAction developed a four-part series of guidance notes and webinars on impact evaluation. The purpose of the series is to build the capacity of NGOs (and others) to demonstrate effectiveness by increasing their understanding of and ability to conduct high quality impact evaluation. ...
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: United Network of Young Peacebuilders
The research report provides a strong basis for a better understanding of current Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning  (MEL) processes and practices in youth peace organisations in Europe and what needs to be done to improve them....
Author / Copyright Holder: DME for Peace
DME for Peace and the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium were pleased to host a talk with Kenneth Bush and Colleen Duggan who discussed the new book, Evaluation in the Extreme.(link is external) Over the past two decades there has been an increase in funding of research and evaluation in and on violently divided societies.  How do we know whether research and evaluation make any difference to these societies? Is the impact constructive or destructive?  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Anne Buffardi, Simon Hearn, Tiina Pasanen, Clare Price, Louise Ball of the Overseas Development Institute
In 10 infographics, ODI presents 10 things that individuals need to know and understand about evaluation.  This is a great resource to introduce newcomers to the importance of evaluation.   ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Harvard Family Research Project
Although the argument for evaluating advocacy is convincing, advocacy has long been considered “too hard to measure,” and so far relatively few advocates, funders, or evaluators have taken on the challenge. But this is now changing....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jane Reisman, Anne Gienapp and Sarah Stachowiak
  Specifically, this guide presents a framework for evaluating advocacy and policy efforts that achieves the following: names specific outcome areas that describe the types of changes for individuals or within systems that are likely to occur as a result of advocacy and policy change efforts....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ricardo Wilson-Grau
Explore the strengths and weaknesses of how Wilson-Grau broaches the subject of complexity and systems thinking with clients who engage him to support them in developing monitoring (or M&E) mechanisms or to evaluate their work. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: European Evaluation Society
This document outlines the rationale and content of the EES Evaluation Capabilities Framework for the conduct of quality evaluation. It has been endorsed by the European Evaluation Society Board following extensive consultations with the membership....
Author / Copyright Holder: UN Women Independent Evaluation Office
This Evaluation Handbook is a practical handbook to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender-responsive evaluations by providing direction, advice and tools for every step in the evaluation process: planning, preparation, conduct, reporting, evaluation use and follow up....
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: Saferworld
This briefing paper presents options for goals, targets and indicators that could help address conflict and violence as part of the post-2015 development framework. It builds on a series of three Saferworld Issue Papers entitled ‘Addressing conflict and violence from 2015’....
Author / Copyright Holder: Saferworld
Debates on the post-2015 development framework are now turning to monitoring and measurement. The United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) is expected to lead on the process for creating an indicator  framework, while member states, UN agencies, civil society and academia will play key roles in shaping its final design. More discussion is required to generate a common approach to overall principles, methods of measurement and data sources for the issues related to peace, governance and justice that have now been agreed for inclusion in Goal 16....
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Inclusive Security
This guide is a resource for policymakers and civil society leaders as they seek to develop, implement, and track progress of national strategies aimed at advancing women’s inclusion.   It explains how to use monitoring and evaluation as a vital tool to make United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 a reality....
Author / Copyright Holder: Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
While the development of indicators within New Deal focused on a specific group of countries represented by the G7+, and the Post-2015 framework discussions address universal targets in all countries, there are nonetheless critical lessons that can be drawn from the former for the latter.  These lessons are captured in the following key messages that have been developed by the Civil Society Platform on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPSS).  This civil society coordinates and supports civil society engagement in the New Deal process.  Its G7+, Northern, and wider Southern civil society members have participated as one of three primary New Deal stakeholder groups throughout the process.     ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Economics & Peace
This short paper identifies existing indicators that can be applied to measuring progress in  targets for goal 16 for the SDG/post-2015 development agenda. It uses existing sources of  information from previous expert meetings and consultations which identified mostly current  available data sources....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ruben Grangaard, USIP
In this blog, Ruben Grangaard of the United States Institute for Peacebuilding discusses the lessons and challenges of testing tools developed by the Negotiation/Mediation IMPACT (Initiative to Measure Peace and Conflict Outcomes) workshop series, which aims improve the evaluative practices in the peacebuilding field. ...
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....

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