Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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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: Jenny Aulin & Goele Scheers, GPPAC
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is faced with two major challenges in their monitoring and evaluation: Firstly they have to deal with the complex causal mechanisms involved in conflict prevention work and secondly they have to navigate the dynamic nature of networks through which they intervene....
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: Charline Burton/Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium
In the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation (NPE)'s March 27, Thursday Talk, Charline Burton, Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Search for Common Ground discusses the uses of conflict scans as monitoring tools.  ...
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....
Author / Copyright Holder: United Nations World Food Program (WFP)
Useful 32-page "how-to" document concerning how to carry out M&E, what to consider, what to look out for, provides templates for tools like a logical framework (log frame) and examples that demonstrate how to use provided tools. Purpose is to encourage readers to ensure that the M&E Plan and Evaluation Plan are feasible both in terms of the capacity of WFP and its partners to implement them and the budget and other resources available. Intesting aspects of document: inclusion of "Beneficiary Contact Monitoring" which aims to assess the satisfaction of people involved in the project (i.e....
Author / Copyright Holder: John Mayne
Performance measurement is extensively and increasingly used to measure the performance of government programs (Mayne and Zapico-Goni 1997). In comparison with evaluation, which usually takes special one-time measures and extensive analysis of the data gathered, performance measurement is characterized by regular and often more straightforward measurement of aspects of a program's performance....
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE International UK
To advance the use of theory-based inquiry within the field of peacebuilding, CARE International and International Alert undertook a research project to develop light touch methods to monitor and evaluate peacebuilding projects, and pilot these in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nepal and Uganda.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank.
Media development seeks to support and promote a pluralistic, editorially independent and financially sustainable media sector. An independent media sector buttresses key governance goals such as voice, accountability, and transparency -- not through dissemination of messages about these issues, but through its very existence....
Author / Copyright Holder: Terry Smutylo
Outcome mapping is a methodology for planning, monitoring and evaluating development initiatives that aim to bring about social change. The process of outcome mapping helps a project team or program to be specific about the actors it targets, the changes it expects to see and the strategies it employs....
Author / Copyright Holder: Julius Nyangaga, Heidi Schaeffer
How do you develop your outcome mapping progress markers? Or what guides you in developing related indicators? Here is a paper - “A Complementary Approach to Developing Progress Markers” – that is based on the analysis of 32 sets of progress markers from 13 different Outcome mapping projects in Africa; Latin America; South and South-East Asia and Canada. ...
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: 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: Clara Hagens, Dominique Morel, Alex Causton, Christina Way
This series provides guidance for designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system. This series supports and complements CRS’ global M&E standards (CRS 2009). While the global standards represent the agency’s commitment to quality M&E as a key component of program quality, this series provides ‘how to’ guidance for operationalizing this commitment in practice. ...
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. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: John Paul Lederach, Reina Neufeldt and Hal Culbertson
The overarching theme of the Toolkit is learning before, during and after implementation of peacebuilding programs. Chapters one to three explore the connections between learning and effective peacebuilding practice, and suggest practices for reflection and learning as individuals and communities....
Author / Copyright Holder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty....
Author / Copyright Holder: Marelize Görgens and Jody Zall Kusek
Sustaining an M&E system that can produce trustworthy, timely, and relevant information on the performance of government, civil society, or private sector projects, programs, and policies requires that one overcome many M&E system challenges and approach the implementation of such a system with experience, skill, and real institutional capacity....
Author / Copyright Holder: Michael Elliott, Tamra Pearson d'Estrée and Sanda Kaufman
This essay argues that evaluation and systematic reflection provides for the learning and knowledge necessary for effective dispute resolution processes. At the same time, it poses significant difficulties. ...

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