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: 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: Charles Guedenet
Charles Guedenet, M&E Advisor at IREX, explores how, 'Technology is helping us collect more data, more quickly but how do we manage it effectively so that it can be used for better decision-making and learning?' ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation, USIP
In this Thursday Talk, the United States Institute of Peace's Learning and Evaluation team discussed their creation of a comprehensive evaluation approach designed to provide guidance to USIP’s leadership on whether the Institute is achieving the strategic objectives in the plan and how it can do better. ...
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: Cordula Reimann
With the methodological debate in peacebuild evaluations still in its infancy, the paper offers some initial food for thought and a basis for further discussion and research. ...
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: 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: 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: The International Security Sector Advisory Team (DCAF)
This is the fourth OGN in the assessment series. It covers the process of finalising and integrating the recommendations of the assessment and serves to a) provide the link between the assessment and subsequent justice and security donor support activities, and b) ensure that the lessons learned during the assessment process can be used constructively in the future....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ian C. Davies
In this document, Davies provides an overview of themes, discussion, and lessons learned from last month's Seminar. The document is organized by the following headings: Principles and lessons for performance oriented reform Highlights from recent literature on results-based budgeting Case study summaries and highlights from the practice review on results based budgeting and results based management in multilateral organisations Success factors for results based budgeting Implications for a Process Approach to Policy ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Canadian International Development Agency
This Guide describes the steps that are taken to initiate an evaluation after management makes the decision to proceed. First, terms of reference (TORs) are prepared by CIDA’s evaluation manager and then an evaluator is selected. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Adrien, Marie-Helene; Baer, Petteri; Bamberger, Michael; Feinstein, Osvaldo; Giovannini, Enrico; Jobin, Denis; Kennedy, Megan Grace; Khayri Ba Tall, Oumoul; Kusek, Jody Zall; Lundgren, Hans; Mackay, Keith; O'brien, Finbar; Oswalt, Kris; Picciotto, Robert;
This publication offers a number of strong contributions from senior officers in institutions dealing with national monitoring and evaluation systems, such as UNICEF, the World Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Canadian International Development Agency
MODEL TOR offers a quick and easy way to prepare your TORs. Sample text is set out by essential reporting element, allowing practitioners to work from a standard that meets the Agency’s essential requirements. All you have to do is make the edits as necessary to describe your evaluation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Gene Shackman
This simple guide explores various stages in program evaluation, from design to data collection to reporting.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Cecile Kusters with Simone van Vugt, Seerp Wigboldus, Bob Williams and Jim Woodhill
Our evaluation experiences matter – to ourselves and to those we engage with during the evaluation. But to what extent do these evaluations contribute to changing the lives of the people we work with? To what extent are evaluations useful? Can the findings be used and can evaluations be influential in bringing about change? What are the consequences of the decisions we make around an evaluation? Making evaluations matter to the primary intended users of development programmes or initiatives and other key stakeholders is at the heart of this document. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Kevin Hempel and Nathan Fiala
Programs to actively support young people's employment prospects have existed for decades in industrialized countries; however, they are relatively new in developing nations. In a broad sense, youth livelihood interventions support young people's means to earn a living, and include training, public service, youth entrepreneurship, and financial services....
Author / Copyright Holder: OECD / DAC Evaluations Series
The practical guidance in this booklet is designed to help evaluation managers deliver effectve joint evaluations. This is vital at a time in which this international community is prioritising more effective ways of managing aid and emphasing the importance in mutual accountability in demonstrating results. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: John Cosgrave, Ben Ramalingam and Tony Beck
This pilot guide is intended to help both evaluation managers and team leaders in commissioning, overseeing and conducting real-time evaluations (RTEs) of humanitarian operational responses. Drawing on a synthesis of existing good practices, it is intended as a flexible resource that can be adapted to a variety of contexts. This guide concentrates on RTEs undertaken in first phase of an emergency response – where the RTE fieldwork takes place within a few months of the start of the response....
Author / Copyright Holder: Valerie Stetson, Guy Sharrock and Susan Hahn
Project design and proposal writing are core responsibilities for CRS programming staff and take much investment of our human and financial resources. ProPack (Project Package) aims to help CRS staff work in a consistent manner with partners to raise the quality of our planning processes....

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