Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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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: 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: María Bustelo and Julia Espinosa from the EES, Alejandra Faúndez and Marisa Weinstein from ReLAC, Jara Aracena
The purpose of this guide is to provide a tool for VOPEs (Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation) to be able to incorporate a gender+ perspective in functions and activities so as to highlight the many existing inequalities and promote an evaluation community that is more responsive to 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: Michele Tarsilla
Dr Michele Tarsilla presents DME for Peace with the new notion of Transformative Evaluation Capacity Development (T-ECD) a strategy, "more genuinely geared towards the fulfillment of the organization’s internal information needs and social aspirations, consistent with the staff interests and organizational vision" Michele posits that the inequities of international development processes have affected the way Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) strategies are developed and implemented....
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: OECD
Les Normes du CAD pour des évaluations de qualité rendent compte de ce cadre en pleine évolution et fournissent un guide de bonnes pratiques en matière d’évaluation du développement. Portées par un consensus international, les Normes visent à susciter et à inspirer des évaluations de qualité. ...
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: International Peace and Development Training Center
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES (ACPs) November 2013 - IPDTC Global Center   www.patrir.ro/training ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Cordula Reimann / CDA Inc.
This CDA Working Paper series aims to share reflections, lessons learned, and practical support for practitioners who are undertaking their own program reviews and evaluations. Evaluability Assessment, the topic of this paper, is a form of program review well known in the evaluation world but neglected in the peacebuilding field....
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....

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