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Author / Copyright Holder: CARE UK, CDA Inc., & SFCG for the U.K. Department for International Development,
This series of Guidance Products was developed under the Results Initiative in Conflict, Crime, and Violence Programming within Department for International Development (DFID).  ...
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: Beatrice M. Spadacini
The findings of this initial mapping are meant to inform UNICEF Country Offices about effective C4D programs in peacebuilding across continents that might be replicated, adapted or scaled up in the context of the Education for Peacebuilding programme. The objectives of this mapping are to identify C4D interventions that might be applicable to peacebuilding and what lessons can be drawn about process and impact.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Emile G. Bruneau and Rebecca Saxe, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In this paper, we will highlight some of the best‐categorized psychological biases that may help drive inter‐group hostility and prevent the resolution of intractable conflicts, how biases can potentially be reduced with positive interventions, and finally how promising new technology (e.g....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jared Miller, Search for Common Ground
Jared Miller of the Instituational Learning Team at Search for Common Ground identifies 3 key takeaways from the 2015 Alliance for Peacebuilding Conference, and shares resources to dive deeper on each point.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan, Vanessa Corlazzoli, Jared Miller
This review is the result of a desire to reflect on and learn from the ongoing activities of the DME for Peace project, a knowledge sharing platform focused on best practice for Peacebuilding M&E, and was carried out as a part of the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (Carnegie).  ...
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: Koloina Randriamiary, Search for Common Ground
Le cours « démystifier le suivi évaluation pour les praticiens » donné par USIP a été tenu en mars dernier. Il vise à aider à mieux concevoir et mettre en œuvre des projets et programmes de consolidation de la paix et ainsi mieux évaluer les impacts et les progrès. Le défi est maintenant de passer de la théorie à la pratique....
Author / Copyright Holder: PeaceNexus
United to create peace ventures in a weekend       The first PeaceStartup experience in Bogota brought entrepreneurs, innovators and peace-builders together to foster peace through tech-based enterprises PeaceNexus as one of the supporters reflects on the experience ...
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
An observer of the state of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, reading most media accounts from the outside – and unfortunately most from the inside, as well -- could not be faulted for deciding it is hopeless....
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: Saferworld
This briefing paper presents options for goals, targets and indicators that could help address conflict and violence as part of the post-2015 development framework. It builds on a series of three Saferworld Issue Papers entitled ‘Addressing conflict and violence from 2015’....
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Inclusive Security
This guide is a resource for policymakers and civil society leaders as they seek to develop, implement, and track progress of national strategies aimed at advancing women’s inclusion.   It explains how to use monitoring and evaluation as a vital tool to make United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 a reality....
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Inclusive Security
This is the powerpoint that accompanied a Thursday Talk entitled What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusiveness with Zsuzsanna Lippai of the Institute for Inclusive Security.  You can access the Thursday Talk summary, recording, and discussion here.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
While the development of indicators within New Deal focused on a specific group of countries represented by the G7+, and the Post-2015 framework discussions address universal targets in all countries, there are nonetheless critical lessons that can be drawn from the former for the latter.  These lessons are captured in the following key messages that have been developed by the Civil Society Platform on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPSS).  This civil society coordinates and supports civil society engagement in the New Deal process.  Its G7+, Northern, and wider Southern civil society members have participated as one of three primary New Deal stakeholder groups throughout the process.     ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Institute for Economics & Peace
This short paper identifies existing indicators that can be applied to measuring progress in  targets for goal 16 for the SDG/post-2015 development agenda. It uses existing sources of  information from previous expert meetings and consultations which identified mostly current  available data sources....
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: 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....

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