Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Patricia Loreskar, Search for Common Ground
For almost all traditional donors, M&E it is a must. But when working with private sector companies, programs need to convince private sector donors to support an M&E budget by communicating results in ways that make sense to them....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) Program
Conflict Scans are designed to build upon deeper analysis of the broad ongoing trends, formulated through a thorough Conflict Assessment. Conflict Assessments before starting our programs in a specific area, Conflict Scans help us stay on track and adapt our strategy; they ensure that implementers and partners continue to do no harm and reduce tensions while responding to the root causes of conflict. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Melina Heinrich, the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
How can you measure the achievements of private sector development in conflict-affected environments?  In this post Melina Heinrich introduces the updated DCED guidlines designed to answer this exact question!  From providing practical tips to offering an eight-part framework for measuring and managing results, this is an overview you will not want to miss! ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ben Fowler and Adam Kessler for the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
The paper provides guidance for measuring results in conflict affected environments (CAEs) using the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Standard for Results Measurement.  Since 2008, the DCED Standard has been implmented by numerous private sector development (PSD) projects across Africa and Asia, and has helped monitor progress towards objectives and manage interventions....
Author / Copyright Holder: Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, Philip Verwimp and Andrew Tedesco
  Violent conflict is a key obstacle to overall economic development and specifically to human development. Conflicts vary greatly in their nature – hence the impacts of conflicts on people also vary greatly. If socioeconomic research on conflict has demonstrated one thing, it is that the circumstances of conflict matter greatly for policies designed to end and overcome the legacies of conflict....
Author / Copyright Holder: Tom Bamat and Aaron Chassy, Network of Peacebuilding Evaluation
In this Thursday Talk, Tom Bamat and Aaron Chassy of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) led a discussion on the recently published Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolkit of Conflict Sensitive Indicators.      ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Rachel Goldwyn and Diana Chigas
All interventions - be they projects, programmes, a sector of work or country operational plans - interact with conflict in some way. Often there are unintended and unanticipated ways these interventions play out in a conflict context....
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: Adam Kessler/The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
The case study examines how the Employment Promotion Programme (EPP), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), applied the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Standard for Results Measurement in Sierra Leone.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: UNESCO
The aim of the gender sensitive indicators for media is to contribute to gender equality and women's empowerment in and through media of all forms, irrespective of the technology used. It seeks to address the intersection of women's empowerment and media development....
Author / Copyright Holder: Berghof Foundation
This glossary defines and discusses 20 core terms related to conflict transformation in the work of the Berghof Foundation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: PDAC, CDA Inc, World Vision Canada and Government of Canada
The Toolkit is intended as a simple and practical guide, providing key steps for preventing conflict through constructive community engagement in exploration. The Toolkit draws from the tools of the collaborating partners, including the Corporate Engagement Program Framework, PDAC’s e3Plus, and World Vision’s Making Sense of Turbulent Contexts....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mary B. Anderson and Lara Olson
This book is about the effectiveness of peace practice. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: SDC
In the light of such unintended and negative effects of humanitarian aid, the future goals of assistance were formulated with modesty: to do some good or – at least – to Do No Harm when offering assistance to areas in crisis....
Author / Copyright Holder: SDC
This conflict analysis Tip Sheet1 summarizes seven tools that can be used to assess different characteristics of a conflict in a structured way. It focuses our attention on particular aspects of a conflict, to bring order into a confused conflict perception....
Author / Copyright Holder: SDC
The Tip Sheets (section three) of this handbook are designed to link SDC’s peacebuilding policy and the ten principles (section one) with the CSPM instrument (section two). While the CSPM leads you stepby- step through the Programme Cycle Management (PCM) with procedural indications, the Tip Sheets provide both methodological as well as thematic guidance....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
While conflict inflicts suffering on everyone, women are particularly affected by its short- and long-term effects. Sexual assault and exploitation are frequently employed as tools of war; victimization leads to isolation, alienation, prolonged emotional trauma, and unwanted pregnancies that often result in abandoned children....
Author / Copyright Holder: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)/Division for Peace and Security in Development Cooperation
The aim of developing conflict analysis methodologies is to improve the effectiveness of development cooperation and humanitarian assistance in places affected by violent conflicts and insecurity, to provide a better basis for assessing the potential of conflict-sensitive interventions, and to support peace and security....
Author / Copyright Holder: UNDP, Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery
This study aims to contribute to the collective understanding of how development can play a role in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. It brings together diverse strands of current thought on the link between development on the one hand and conflict prevention and peacebuilding on the other....
Author / Copyright Holder: GTZ-FRCS Project Team/Centre for Advanced Training in Rural Development
Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA) is a method to anticipate, observe, or evaluate the impact of planned, ongoing, or completed interventions in the structures and process that decrease the likelihood of violent conflict and improve the chances for peaceful co-existence. ...

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