Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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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: 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: United Nations Evaluation Group
Approved at the UNEG AGM 2010, this quality checklist for evaluation Terms of Reference and Inception Reports serves as a guideline for UNEG members in the design and conduct of evaluations. Based on UNEG norms and standards for evaluation, this checklist includes critical indicators for a high-quality evaluation terms of reference and inception report.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Solava Ibrahim and Sabina Alkire
This article proposes a short list of internationally-comparable indicators of individual agency and empowerment (and the corresponding survey questions). Data from these inidicators would enable researchers to explore research and policy issues such as the interconnections between empowerment and economic or human development....
Author / Copyright Holder: Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA
Model TOR is Part 2 of a ten-part series called How to Perform Evaluations by the Canadian International Development Agency. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: New Zealand International Aid and Development Agency
The purpose of this guideline is to provide suggestions on how to develop clear Terms of Reference (TOR) for reviews and evaluations commissioned and/or undertaken by NZAID. Annexes to the guideline include examples of best practice in TOR, and a template to use in developing TOR (with statements that are highly recommended to be included). This guideline should be used in conjunction with other NZAID Guidelines and Tools that are noted throughout the guideline, including the Activity Cycle Tool: Terms of Reference Guideline which describes generic requirements in TOR (not specific to reviews and evaluations). ...
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: World Bank
This guide was developed by the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank, it provides a detailed description on how to prepare an evaluation ToR and includes a checklist at the end to help the users. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Guy Sharrock [ed.]
CRS and the American Red Cross collaborated on a set of M&E training and capacity-building materials for field staff, covering topics in project and program design, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. The ultimate aim was to improve the ability to evaluate impacts of Food for Peace/Title II programs....
Author / Copyright Holder: Egon G. Yuba and Yvonna S. Lincoln
Constructivist evaluation is that form of evaluation based on the propositions (basic assumptions) undergirding the constructivist paradigm.  The constructivist paradigm differs from other knowledge paradigms commonly in use, including the scientific, the artistic, the religious, the legal, and others of similar broad sweep. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Michael Scriven
This is an iterative checklist, not a one-shot checklist. You should expect to go through it several times, even for design purposes, since discoveries or problems that come up under later checkpoints will often require modification of what was entered under earlier ones (and no rearrangement of the order will avoid this)....