Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Inclusive Security
This is the powerpoint that accompanied a Thursday Talk entitled What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusiveness with Zsuzsanna Lippai of the Institute for Inclusive Security.  You can access the Thursday Talk summary, recording, and discussion here.  ...
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: Bilkent University in cooperation with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
The objective of this collaborative initiative is to make use of the advantages of broadened participation in political negotiations while simultaneously strengthening the effectiveness of mediation as well as the sustainability of peace and transition agreements. ...
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: 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 for CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
Evaluation criteria and standards evolve through theory, practice, reflection, discussion, research, and meta-evaluation. This paper strives to identify processes that can be employed to achieve credible and useful evaluation findings about relevance.   ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Swedish Contact Group
The Assessment Framework provides guidance on options and specific tools based on suggested stages of the assessment process. These stages include:• Planning• Background Analysis• In- Country Assessment• Report and Recommendations ...
Author / Copyright Holder: UNDP
The Capacity Assessment Methodology User’s Guide provides UNDP and other development practitioners with an overview of UNDP’s approach to Capacity Development and Capacity Assessment and a step-by-step guide to conducting a capacity assessment using UNDP’s “default” Capacity Assessment Framework and Supporting Tool. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Katie Cangemi and Maggie Litgen
A general introduction to Evaluation, this guide walks the reader through the process of answering the following seven basic questions. The goal is to help the reader think through how to approach evaluation of organizations or projects in ways that will be most helpful for colleagues, participants and funders, as well as others who may be interested in your activities. ...
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: Jan Van Ongevalle and Anneke Maarse
This paper shares the first results of an ongoing collaborative action research whereby, ten development organizations joined hands to explore a diverse mix of PME approaches with the aim of dealing more effectively with complex processes of social change....
Author / Copyright Holder: Gene Shackman
This simple guide explores various stages in program evaluation, from design to data collection to reporting.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
The Reflecting on Peace Practice Project (RPP) is an experience-based learning process that involves agencies whose programs attempt to prevent or mitigate violent conflict. Its purpose is to analyze experience at the individual program level across a broad range of agencies and contexts....
Author / Copyright Holder: John Agoglia, Michael Dziedzic, Barbara Sotirin [eds.]
This document is a hierarchical metrics system of outcome-based goals, indicators, and measures that offers a comprehensive framework for measuring progress during stabilization and reconstruction operations. A vital tool that can be used in conjunction with the groundbreaking Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction, this manual provides the basis for baseline operation and strategic-level assessment, allowing policymakers to diagnose potential obstacles to stabilization prior to an intervention. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Noga Leviner, Leslie R. Crutchfield, and Diana Wells
The article describes the development of Ashoka's Measuring Effectiveness program, its methodology, and its results. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ken Menkhaus
The purpose of this paper is to clarify the challenges related to the assessment of impacts of peacebuilding, notably in post-conflict situations. The first part of the paper sets the context and describes how peacebuilding, notwithstanding initial resistances, eventually became accepted into development thinking and development practices....
Author / Copyright Holder: Alistair Hallam
ALNAP has commissioned a process of action research, of which this paper is a part, focusing on strengthening institutional understanding as well as capacities and processes in order to better harness the power of EHA....
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....

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