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Adopted to supplement it not to suppress it: A Combination of Outcome Mapping and Logical framework approaches in Monitoring and Evaluation of peacebuilding projects.

In Rwanda as post genocide country, government, private sector, civil society organizations and international NGOs have initiated various peacebuilding related initiatives to reconstruct and maintain social fabric: security, peace, trust, tolerance and social cohesions as well as development.   In spite of an...

Celestin NSENGIYUMVA

Blog

Created 10/12/2017

Three Ways Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Make a Difference: What We’ve Learned from our Analysis of 2015 CLA Case Competition Submissions

This blog was originally posted by the Learning Lab at USAID and shared on DME for Peace with their permission. Read the original post here! I’m right there with you. You’ve hung the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Framework inside your cubicle. You’ve read the...

Kristin Lindell

Blog

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 09/15/2017

In a World of War, Funders Need Better Guidance on How to Promote Peace

This blog was originally published on Inside Philanthropy and published on DME for Peace with the permission of the author. Read the original post here. As government budget cuts loom on many fronts, private philanthropists need more help than ever to determine where...

Milt Lauenstein

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ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 09/15/2017

Third Party Monitoring in Volatile Environments – Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

The use of third party monitoring in development projects has gained increasing prominence in recent years, driven by demand for more robust accountability mechanisms. Typically, the goal is to bring an independent perspective on project performance by using outside parties who are...

Marie Gaarder & Lauren Kelly

Blog

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 08/22/2017

Using the participatory monitoring approach, Most Significant Change, for an anti-corruption program

In this post, Sandra Sjögren and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church discuss why they chose to use the Most Significant Change approach in monitoring an anti-corruption program in the DRC, the monitoring process, and in what ways it did (or did not) fit their needs....

Jack

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ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 07/21/2017

5 Tips to Ensure Inclusivity is a Cornerstone of the Program Design Process

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” Target 16.7: “Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.”...

Emily Long

Blog

Created 07/18/2017

Global Survey on Youth, Peace and Security

With the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2250, the United Nations Security Council urged Member States to devise ways to give youth a greater voice in decision-making and enable their participation in peace processes.  The field, however, lacks comprehensive and...

Aubri Tuero

Blog

Created 06/30/2017

It’s 10pm – do you know where your data is?

In a world of evolving technologies and data collection methods, the temptation to take part in the newest trend that promises to streamline your operations or increase your impact is huge (Palantir, anyone?). But, as one of my idols Uncle Ben once...

Nikki Bourassa

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Created 06/20/2017

Lessons from the Field: Centre Résolution Conflits & Peace Direct’s experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Centre Résolution Conflits (CRC) — a local peacebuilding organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — has been working in the field of violence prevention and community building for over 20 years. Renowned for their work on disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration...

Jared Wright

Blog

Created 06/20/2017

Evaluation Changes Lives: Realizing Evaluation’s Potential to Inform the Global Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the world finds itself at a turning point. Depending upon decisions made this year, the world could descend further into violence, suffering and environmental crisis or it could turn towards a brighter, more peaceful and sustainable future serving all people...

United Nations Evaluation Group

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Created 06/20/2017

Some Reflections from USIP’s Testing of the IMPACT Tools

 Photo Credit: Luca Galuzzi - www.galuzzi.it The Negotiation/Mediation IMPACT (Initiative to Measure Peace and Conflict Outcomes) workshop series, facilitated by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP),  is now moving into its second year. The aim of the IMPACT Initiative is to improve...

Ruben Grangaard, USIP

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Created 06/20/2017

Réflexions sur l’apprentissage du cours USIP sur “Demystifying Monitoring and Evaluation for Practitioners”

Cela fait partie d'une série sur le cours «démystifier le suivi évaluation versez les praticiens» donné par USIP. Pour lire la deuxième partie, cliquez ici! Après 14 années de travail de suivi et d'évaluation dans diverses organisations internationales, je pensais maîtriser toutes les...

Koloina Randriamiary, Search for Common Ground

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Created 06/20/2017