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Participatory Evaluation

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: Andrea Binder, Philipp Rotmann
What are the specific challenges for monitoring and evaluation of foreign policy projects in fragile contexts and how can they be overcome?  This report by Andrea Binder and Philipp Rotmann seeks to answer this question and more in the context of stabilization, humanitarian action, civilian crisis prevention and democratic transformation projects based on the experiences of the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States....
Author / Copyright Holder: Shiva Dhungana
Shiva Dhungana of Search for Common Ground's Institutional Learning Team updates DME for Peace on the process and progress of the Nepal Partnership on Children and Youth in Peacebuilding's ongoing participatory evaluation.  ...
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: Roisin Hinds/GSDRC
Participatory approaches have been broadly advocated in development policy as means of enabling local people to share and analyse their conditions and experiences. This report identifies and reviews a selection of participatory tools that have been used in micro-level poverty, social exclusion and vulnerability analysis.  ...
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: Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA
Participatory Evaluation is Part 3 of a ten-part series called; How to Perform Evaluations? by the Canadian International Development Agency. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Anne Eckman, Aparna Jain, Sarah Degnan Kambou, Doris Bartel, John Crownover
Working toward the reduction and elimination of gender-based violence, ICRW partnered with CARE Balkans and CARE International to implement a groundbreaking program working directly with young men between the ages of 13 and 19 to deconstruct masculinity in their cultures and determine how gender norms and male socialization lead to inequitable attitudes and behaviors toward women and girls. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Laura C. Leviton, Ph.D; Hallie Preskill, Ph.D.; Nathalie Jones. Hallie Preskill, Ph.D.; Nathalie Jones
This guide aims to assist evaluators and their clients in the process of engaging stakeholders—those with a stake or interest in the program, policy, or initiative being evaluated. The guide should assist philanthropy, but also the field of evaluation more generally, as it seeks to increase the value and usefulness of evaluation. ...
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: 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: USAID Center Development Information and Evaluation
This Tips outlines how to conduct a participatory evaluation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
This paper identifies the existing literature on participatory monitoring and evaluation, with a particular emphasis on gaining wide-ranging beneficiary feedback.  Comment on the coverage, scalability, risks, benefits and applicability. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Hallie Preskill and Nathalie Jones
This guide describes a five-step process for engaging stakeholders in developing evaluationquestions, and includes four worksheets and a case example to further facilitate the planningand implementation of your stakeholder engagement process. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Cole P. Dodge and Gavin Bennett
This book draws on the work of thinkers and doers throughout the world who have grappled with the challenge of planning complex institutions, especially health systems and development projects. Their problem: Conventional planning methods often do not work....
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute of Development Studies (IDS) / Guijt, I. and Gaventa, J
Development organisations need to know how effective their efforts have been. But who should make these judgements, and on what basis? Usually it is outside experts who take charge. Participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) is a different approach which involves local people, development agencies, and policy makers deciding together how progress should be measured, and results acted upon....
Author / Copyright Holder: Social Impact / Rolf Sartorius
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) offers development organizations a host of opportunities for improving the performance of poverty alleviation programs and building the management capacity of local partners. While many agencies can evaluate poverty programs using outside “expert” approaches, few have the know-how and skills to employ PME approaches and fewer still are able to design and implement effective PME systems....
Author / Copyright Holder: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
This research aims to provide practical suggestions concerning the method of implementation of participatory evaluation by focusing on how such evaluation should be conducted at aid agencies. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Claire Mcloughlin and Oliver Walton
This guide introduces some of the core debates and considerations for development practitioners involved in designing and managing M&E activities. It introduces key tools and approaches, provides case studies of applying different methodological approaches, and presents lessons learned from international experience of M&E in a range of developing country contexts....

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