Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

You are here

Learning Lessons

Author / Copyright Holder: Amelia Arsenault, Sheldon Himelfarb, and Susan Abbott
The report both reviews the state of the art in evaluating media interventions in conflict and outlines the Caux Guiding Principles (hereinafter, Caux Principles) for improving the evaluation process. It stresses effective evaluation as a critical step forward for using the media in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: John Agoglia, Michael Dziedzic, Barbara Sotirin [eds.]
This document is a hierarchical metrics system of outcome-based goals, indicators, and measures that offers a comprehensive framework for measuring progress during stabilization and reconstruction operations. A vital tool that can be used in conjunction with the groundbreaking Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction, this manual provides the basis for baseline operation and strategic-level assessment, allowing policymakers to diagnose potential obstacles to stabilization prior to an intervention. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Noga Leviner, Leslie R. Crutchfield, and Diana Wells
The article describes the development of Ashoka's Measuring Effectiveness program, its methodology, and its results. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Koenraad Van Brabant
This document in the 'Peacebuilding How?' series takes a closer look at the criteria that are currently being used to assess and evaluate peacebuilding efforts. The report takes a closer look at the five criteria produced by the Reflecting on Peace Practice (RPP) Programme and the criteria developed by the OECD Development Assistance Committee.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Global Giving
Social challenges are complex. We have hundreds of projects that address social issues around the world. One of our core values is to never settle, so we're trying to improvehow we measure the effectiveness of your donations and how we help project leaders best meet the needs of their communities. At GlobalGiving we've learned that one of the best ways we can contribute to social change is to develop better feedback loops....
Author / Copyright Holder: Iniative for Peacebuilding/International Alert
This short briefing paper is aimed at those who are likely to assist local-level mediation efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in understanding the limits, possibilities and opportunities for supporting mediation efforts. It seeks to provide insights into the practice of local mediation and into the multiple challenges involved in achieving resolution....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ken Menkhaus
The purpose of this paper is to clarify the challenges related to the assessment of impacts of peacebuilding, notably in post-conflict situations. The first part of the paper sets the context and describes how peacebuilding, notwithstanding initial resistances, eventually became accepted into development thinking and development practices....
Author / Copyright Holder: Alistair Hallam
ALNAP has commissioned a process of action research, of which this paper is a part, focusing on strengthening institutional understanding as well as capacities and processes in order to better harness the power of EHA....
Author / Copyright Holder: John Cosgrave, Ben Ramalingam and Tony Beck
This pilot guide is intended to help both evaluation managers and team leaders in commissioning, overseeing and conducting real-time evaluations (RTEs) of humanitarian operational responses. Drawing on a synthesis of existing good practices, it is intended as a flexible resource that can be adapted to a variety of contexts. This guide concentrates on RTEs undertaken in first phase of an emergency response – where the RTE fieldwork takes place within a few months of the start of the response....
Author / Copyright Holder: Huma Haider, Claire Mcloughlin and Zoë Scott
This guide introduces some of the best recent literature on the role of communication in governance. It highlights the major critical debates surrounding the relationship between communication, government accountability and responsiveness, and state-society relations in developing countries....
Author / Copyright Holder: Mark Rogers, Aaron Chassy, Tom Bamat
Efforts by international organizations to integrate or mainstream peacebuilding across the diverse spectrum of humanitarian and development work has tended to be opportunistic and ad hoc. This paper seeks to clarify key terms, explore organizational frameworks and initiatives, provide some practical guidance, and list references or links to both thematic and procedural sources. ...
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: Search for Common Ground
The purpose of this Action Research is to gather information on the knowledge, attitude and practice of Ivorians on democratic and electoral processes, civic education, good governance, conflict management and prevention. The key findings of this research will inform the next steps in the design and implementation of SFCG and its partners’ sensitisation and dialogue initiatives....
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: Reina Neufeldt, Larissa Fast, Fr Robert Schreiter, Fr Brian Starken, Duncan MacLaren, Jaco Cilliers, John Paul Lederach
Peacebuilding: A Caritas Training Manual builds on the Caritas Handbook Working for Reconciliation, and extends the material into peacebuilding training and programming. It is a resource that contains both conceptual and practical tools to help fill the peacebuilder’s toolbox....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jason Gehrig with Mark Rogers
A conceptual and practical framework for water development practitioners, civil society peacebuilders, and human rights advocates seeking to integrate water and peacebuilding in their work. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Elizabeth Dozois, Marc Langlois, Natasha Blanchet-Cohen
Developmental evaluation is a work-in-progress; an evolving methodology. This guide builds on the contribution of an earlier booklet by Jamie Gamble entitled A Developmental Evaluation Primer, published by the Foundation in 2008. It contains the lessons and insights of a group of practitioners who collaborated on a program called YouthScape, which aimed to support the engagement of young people in their communities—a program that by its nature was clearer on its goals than on the means to attain them, and which involved all the stakeholders in an intense learning process. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Jamie A.A. Gamble
The intent of this document is to introduce the concept of developmental evaluation to potential users and to provide some tools to support its use.While this primer includes examples of developmental evaluation being applied in innovative projects, it is an embryonic discipline and new ideas about it are still emerging. ...

Pages