Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: InterAction
With financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, InterAction developed a four-part series of guidance notes and webinars on impact evaluation. The purpose of the series is to build the capacity of NGOs (and others) to demonstrate effectiveness by increasing their understanding of and ability to conduct high quality impact evaluation. ...
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: DME for Peace, Washington Network on Children and Armed Conflict
On February 3, 2015 DME for Peace and the Washington Network on Children and Armed Conflict (WNCAC) hosted a panel discussion on Children and Youth in Peacebuilding: Evidence based approach to breaking cycles of violence. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ned Lazarus, Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Maya Kahanoff, and Fakhira Halloun
Since 2004, the United States Agency for International Development’’s (USAID) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) in Washington has held an annual Reconciliation Program Fund small-grants competition through an ““Annual Program Statement”” (APS). The Fund is a Congressional appropriation to support local-level ““people-to-people”” (P2P) conflict mitigation and reconciliation programs, and has grown from an initial award pool of $8 million to $26 million annually, with $10 million specifically allocated for programs in Israel/West Bank/Gaza (IWBG)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ned Lazarus, Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Maya Kahanoff, and Fakhira Halloun
Since 2004, the United States Agency for International Development’’s (USAID) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) in Washington has held an annual Reconciliation Program Fund small-grants competition through an ““Annual Program Statement”” (APS). The Fund is a Congressional appropriation to support local-level ““people-to-people”” (P2P) conflict mitigation and reconciliation programs, and has grown from an initial award pool of $8 million to $26 million annually, with $10 million specifically allocated for programs in Israel/West Bank/Gaza (IWBG)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Patrick Gregoire, Search for Common Ground
In this post Patrick Gregoire of Search for Common Ground's Institutional Learning Team digs into how the Millenium Challenge Corporation's lessons for putting transparency into practice can be applied to Peacebuilding DM&E.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: UN Women, EvalPartner, ioce
With the 2015 International year of Evaluation coming up, UNWomen, EvalPartner, and ioce published a report on how to integrate gender equality and social equity into national evaluation policies and systems (NEPSs), which many developing nations are implementing.  ...
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, The Mitchell Group, Inc. (TMG)
This evaluation assessed the Carter Center's (TCC) project in Liberia, Access to Justice (ATJ) and Access to Information (ATI), which operated from 2010 to mid-2013. Liberia is a country still in many ways recovering from conflict, and one of the few constants is the customary justice sector....
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: Tim Midgley, Ivan Briscoe and Daniel Bertoli, DFID
This paper idenfies and analyzes a broad range of approaches and intervention strategies that have been applied to tackle Transnational Organized Crime (TOC).  ...
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: Anna Williams, Center for Evaluation Innovation
This brief explores organizational preparedness and situational suitability for evaluation that supports strategic learning. It also explores how to understand if this type of evaluation is working. The brief is based on literature review, expert interviews, and the author’s own experiences....
Author / Copyright Holder: Asian Development Bank (ABD)
  The Asian Development Bank presented on "Accountability and Learning Lessons for Development Effectiveness".  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church/Besa
The Effectiveness Assessment Tool for High Performance Social Change Organizations (EA Tool) analyzes the degree to which an agency has aligned their formal and informal operating environment with change as mission critical in order to identify ways to maximize effectiveness.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: NATO
This volume reviews recent practices, and suggests ways the process could be improved ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Accord
The protection of women in conflict-affected areas, as well as their participation in political decision-making, has been increasingly prominent in international policy over recent decades. But the development of new policy and approaches has not yet had the impact many had hoped for....
Author / Copyright Holder: Center for Peacebuilding and Development at the School of International Service, American University; Search for Common Ground; United States Institute of Peace
This report, “Linking Program Design and Program Evaluation: A Challenging Task,” captures the findings of a meta-review of program evaluation reports conducted by American University’s Center for Peacebuilding and Development and Search for Common Ground....
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....

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