Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Conducting Evaluation

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: 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: Carlos Bozzoli, Tilman Brück and Nina Wald
  We provide an overview over the concepts, pitfalls and challenges involved in conducting scientifically sound impact evaluations and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in conflict-affected and fragile states or areas. We consider both interventions aimed at preventing and overcoming war, conflict and insecurity as well as interventions targeted at common socio- economic outcomes such as livelihoods, employment, microfinance, health or poverty which happen to be in insecure or post-conflict reconstruction environments....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jyotsna Puri, Anastasia Aladysheva, Vegard Iversen, Yashodhan Ghorpade and Tilman Brück
  Despite the widespread occurrence of humanitarian emergencies such as epidemics, earthquakes, droughts, floods and violent conflict and despite the significant financial resources devoted to humanitarian assistance, systematic learning from such interventions using rigorous theory-based impact evaluations are very rare....
Author / Copyright Holder: United Nations Evaluation Group
This Guidance is aimed at increasing knowledge on the application of human rights based approach, and gender equality mainstreaming in evaluation processes, and raising awareness on their specific relevance and significance for UN work.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Abdul Khabir Mirzakhail
In this blog post, the author discusses the influence of media and how it can be measured using the examples of "The Team" and "16 and Pregnant".  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Clear, WITS School of Governance, The Rockerfeller Foundation and InterAction
This volume of case studies advances our understanding of what evaluative thinking means in different contexts and evaluation situations.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Carlisle Levine and Tom Bamat/Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation
In this Thursday Talk, international evaluation expert, Carlisle Levine, and Tom Bamat, Senior Advisor on Justice and Peacebuilding at Catholic Relief Services discuss their experience conducting and managing a recent evaluation of Catholic Relief Services justice and peacebuilding practice from 2007-2013.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Megan Grace Kennedy-Chouane
The article looks at the process of developing the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) Development Assistance Committee (DAC)'s evaluation guidance.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
The AIDS Prevention and Control Project (APAC), a unique public private partnership, has been described as USAID/India’s HIV/AIDS flagship project. This report provides contextual information about HIV/AIDS in India and Tamil Nadu and describes APAC’s three phases....
Author / Copyright Holder: Cecile Kusters, Simone van Vugt, Seerp Wigboldus, Bob Williams and Jim Woodhill
This is a guide for evaluators working in the international development sector as well as M&E officers, evaluation managers and commissioners. It outlines the evaluation process beginning with core principles and provides insight on designing and fascilitating evaluations.  ...
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: IPDET, World Bank, Carleton University
IPDET was designed to meet the needs of evaluation and audit units of many different types of organizations involved in development work. This comprehensive international program is designed to help a range of development specialists conduct significant evaluations of development interventions at the project, program, and policy levels....
Author / Copyright Holder: Cordula Reimann, Diana Chigas & Peter Woodrow for CDA, Inc.
Drawing on the findings of RPP regarding factors that contribute to effectiveness and impacts of peacebuilding, and on the experience of practitioners, this Working Paper offers an approach to reviewing program quality that addresses organizational needs for feedback, assessment and learning short of a formal evaluation.  In Section 2, this Working Paper offers some general introductory comments on evaluation in peacebuilding....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mark M. Rogers / CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
This Working Paper series is based upon findings regarding program review and evaluation processes from across CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA) programs, all of which are concerned with issues of impact, results, assessment and learning, as well as mechanisms for obtaining feedback and being accountable for program effects....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mark M. Rogers / CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
This Working Paper series is based upon findings regarding program review and evaluation processes from across CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA) programs, all of which are concerned with issues of impact, results, assessment and learning, as well as mechanisms for obtaining feedback and being accountable for program effects....
Author / Copyright Holder: United Nations World Food Program (WFP)
Useful 32-page "how-to" document concerning how to carry out M&E, what to consider, what to look out for, provides templates for tools like a logical framework (log frame) and examples that demonstrate how to use provided tools. Purpose is to encourage readers to ensure that the M&E Plan and Evaluation Plan are feasible both in terms of the capacity of WFP and its partners to implement them and the budget and other resources available. Intesting aspects of document: inclusion of "Beneficiary Contact Monitoring" which aims to assess the satisfaction of people involved in the project (i.e....
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: Vincenza Scherrer
Since the 1990s, internationally-supported peacebuilding interventions have become increasingly prominent. Activities focusing on rule of law and security institutions are a key component of this agenda. Despite increasing calls for more rigorous analysis of the impact of peacebuilding interventions, conceptual advances have been limited....
Author / Copyright Holder: Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding, Mohammed Abu-Nimer
When we talk about the current state of DM&E in the peacebuilding field, we often lament the fact that we do not have an established evidence base of what works, and that our methodological approaches are still not that sophisticated compared with other disciplines such as education and health....

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