Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Wise Solutions, LLC; NIFAA/CIFA
Mid-term evaluation of the Faiths United for Health program, a pilot program of the Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association (NIFAA) that uses an interfaith action approach to train Muslim and Christian religoiius leaders to educate and motivate Nigerians to undertake behavior change in the fight against malaria. ...
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: USAID/Macedonia and Social Impact
In April 2014, the United States Agency for International Development’s Mission in Macedonia (USAID/Macedonia) commissioned Social Impact (SI) to conduct a midterm performance evaluation of its four-year, $5.2 million Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP)....
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: Adrienne Lemon/Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation
In the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation (NPE)'s April 14 2014 Thursday Talk, Adrienne Lemon from Search for Common Ground discusses an outcome mapping evaluation approach to peacebuilding.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Christopher Blattman, Alexandra Hartman and Robert Blair
Governments and NGOs commonly try to “teach” civic val-ues, conflict resolution, and democratic norms through widespread dialogue, education and information campaigns. But do these dialogue and education programs work as intended? Can education campaigns actually change norms and behaviors and, if so, how? To help answer this question, IPA and Yale University researchers studied one of Liberia’s largest peacebuilding programs—the Community Empowerment Program—for answers....
Author / Copyright Holder: Christopher Blattman and Jeannie Annan
The international NGO Landmine Action (LMA, now known as Action on Armed Violence) ran an intensive, best practices agricultural training program, targeting ex-combatants and other high-risk youth in rural hot spots. From 2009 to 2011, Christopher Blattman (Yale) and Jeannie Annan (International Rescue Committee) worked with IPA (www.poverty-action.org) and LMA to do a quantitative and qualitative study of the LMA pro-gram.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID and Social Impact
Program Summary The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) “Growth with Equity in Mindanao III” (GEM-3) is a five-year (2008 to 2012), $99 million dollar program that operates throughout Mindanao, but is specifically targeted to promote development activities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other conflict-affected areas of the region....
Author / Copyright Holder: Barry Pound, Adrienne Martin, Dr Abdul Qadr & Dr Abdul Wahed Mukred/Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
An assessment of the negative impacts of landmine contamination and the benefits of demining using the sustainable livelihoods framework, supplemented by quantitative economic analysis ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation - SDC
This document "External Evaluation - are we doing the right things? Are we doing things right?"has two sections: Part I explains the terminology and principles of evalaution and Part II provides a good understanding of the five  stages of an external evaluation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Idil Seytanoglu and Stalo Lesta
This external evaluation of PeacePlayers International's local program in Cyprus looks at the organization both from the perspective of its outcomes and the management structures in place to sustain those outcomes. We've posted the Executive Summary here and can provide more information to anyone who's interested. We're particularly proud of how we've grown since this evaluation (completed in 2009-2010), including a full transition to local leadership, an overhaul of our "PD" position and a new focus on more intensive programming for our youth. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Conflict Research
The Institute for Conflict Research, based in Belfast, has performed independent evaluations of PeacePlayers International's local program for several years. In this, their most recent evaluation, they examine the way the organization's programming has evolved over the years to offer a more comprehensive approach to peacebuilding and youth development in Belfast. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Emery Brusset, Maria Bak, Cecile Collin, et al.
This evaluation was commissioned by a Steering Committee of bilateral cooperation donors and aid agencies, to review conflict prevention and peacebuilding policies in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Drawing on examples from a portfolio of projects funded by Steering Committee members, the evaluation is designed to provide general conclusions relevant to all international interventions in the eastern DRC. A team of fifteen consultants representing eight nationalities was deployed to design and carry out the evaluation over a period of twelve months between 2009-2010....
Author / Copyright Holder: Campbell, Susanna P. // Kayobera, Leonard // Nkurunziza, Justine
This independent evaluation was conducted in October and November 2009 by a team of one international lead consultant and two Burundian consultants. Over a period of 5 weeks in Burundi, the team visited each PBF project in at least two provinces, conducted over 240 interviews and focus groups with a sample of all relevant stakeholders, and conducted extensive document review....
Author / Copyright Holder: Tulasi R. Nepal, Sagun Basnet, Prakash Bhattarai, and Shiva K. Dhungana for Search for Common Ground
Search for Common Ground has been working in Nepal since February 2006 with the mission to transform the way the world deals with conflict: away from adversarial approaches, toward cooperative solutions. With a multi-pronged program to support the peace process, SFCG combines media with community peacebuilding work that translates into the production of two nationally and 17 locally broadcast radio programs and community-based activities with youth, children and other key actors in the peace process. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
In September 2011, the final evaluation for the project “Promoting ‘Common Ground’ Print and Broadcast News in Israel” in Israel was released. The program’s overall goal is to promote “Common Ground” journalism and enrich Israeli mid-career media professionals in a process of empowerment, skill development, interaction, networking, and dialogue that will shift the way media portray the Arab-Israeli relationship....
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE International NW Balkans
A critical assessment of the peace-building impact of CARE International’s interventions in the NW Balkans during the period 1998-2008, by means of the review CARE project portfolio 1998-2008 (project objectives, scope and key results), based on documentation provided by CARE.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Berlinda Nolles
Thesis critically examining the role of INGOs, such as CARE International, in strengthing governance in post conflict states. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE Burundi
Final outcome evaluation of a year long project (2008-2009) building local capacities for peace in three communities in Burundi. In French. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE Netherlands
Final evaluation of a four year programme conducted by CARE Netherlands in North and South Sudan, the DRC and Burundi, taking a service provision, basic needs and good governance approach to peacebuilding. ...

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