Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Peter Simms
Peter Simms, Program Manager Afghanistan, Children in Crisis, shares what he’s learned from the challenges of doing M&E when accurate information is not only scarce, but also blocked by politicized opposition. Peter recommends that organizations who provide community based education in similar contexts demand oversight, including: Including  the government as much as possible Registering  enrolment forms with the local police and the community council, Submitting  exam results for accreditation to the Ministry of Education, Inviting inspectors to view facilities and assess the services provided. ...
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: 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: 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: Amnesty International
All governments are required to adopt the necessary measures to instructlaw enforcement officials, during basic training and all subsequent training and refresher courses, in the provisions of national legislation in accordance with the UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials as well as other basic international human rights standards applicable to law enforcement officials. These standards should be made available as widely as possible to the general public and fully respected under all circumstances....
Author / Copyright Holder: Koenraad Van Brabant
This document in the 'Peacebuilding How?' series takes a closer look at the concept of local ownership. It tries to fill the analytically vague concept of local ownership with meaning and analyses some of its key implications. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Interpeace
This document provides guidance on the uses of video in a participatory-action-research process for peacebuilding. It summarizes the Interpeace experience on the use of video footage and video documentaries in peacebuilding. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Lisa Schirch
This report, sponsored by the Center for Conflict Management at the U.S. Institute of Peace, draws on comparative research literature on peace processes to identify lessons applicable to Afghanistan and makes recommendations to the international community, the Afghan government, and Afghan civil society for ensuring a more comprehensive, successful, and sustainable peace process. Research for this paper was undertaken during five trips to Kabul, Afghanistan, and one trip to Pakistan between 2009 and 2011....
Author / Copyright Holder: Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
Assesses the quality of peacebuilding evaluation work being undertaken in a rapidly professionalizing field. The author gives several examples of good and bad practice and suggests that current evaluation practice is failing to foster accountability and learning quite as well as it could....
Author / Copyright Holder: Valerie Stetson, Guy Sharrock and Susan Hahn
Project design and proposal writing are core responsibilities for CRS programming staff and take much investment of our human and financial resources. ProPack (Project Package) aims to help CRS staff work in a consistent manner with partners to raise the quality of our planning processes....
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: Catholic Relief Services
Station Days is a child-friendly M&E field activity that assists project staff who have historically been involved in projects targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) to appreciate and understand the critical issues affecting beneficiaries’ lives....
Author / Copyright Holder: Social Impact
This guide consolidates a number of ME&L approaches that have been newly developed or contextualized for fragile states and peacebuilding programs. A range of qualitative, quantitative and participatory approaches are included as well as tools for strengthening ME&L systems at the project or organization level. The approaches have come from bilateral and multilateral donors, local and international NGOs, consultants, and university groups from around the globe who were consulted in putting this guide together....
Author / Copyright Holder: Cheyanne Church and Julie Soldice
24 individuals from around the world--who are actively engaged with issues related to conflict resolution and evaluation--met to discss issues relating to emerging practice and theory in conflict resolution evaluation. This paper captures the essence of the discussion around those emerging themes and further develops the issues through research and analysis.  Part 1: This paper provides information about current practices in the field and a framework through which to structure evaluation discussions. Part 2: This paper is the result of the second phase of the project. ...

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