Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
Community-Based Development (CBD) programming has emerged as a preferred programming option in conflict-affected areas. Rehabilitating conflict-torn countries to avoid a return to conflict remains difficult. CBD programs can be critical interventions that can help donors and implementing partners address the many attendant problems conflict-affected communities face....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
People have fought over land since the beginning of recorded history. Population growth and environmental stresses have exacerbated the perception of land as a dwindling resource, tightening the connection between land and violent conflict. Land can also be a critical element in peace-building and economic reconstruction in post-conflict situations. This toolkit provides a practical introduction to the relationship between land and violent conflict, whether we are talking about how land issues function as causal or aggravating factor s in conflict, or whether we are thinking about land issues that arise in post-conflict settings. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
Livelihood failure can contribute to the emergence of conflict by weakening the social fabric of a society, making people resort to violence to obtain necessary resources, and increasing individuals' vulnerability to those with an interest in promoting conflict for political or economic gain....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
What is the relationship among jewelry, cell phones, Al Qaeda, and child soldiers? They are all linked to valuable minerals, and in many places, valuable minerals have been linked to violence. The physical and market characteristics of valuable minerals create the potential for negative impacts on peace and security. Choosing to work with strategic mineral resources in high-risk settings can be extremely difficult....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
In many developing countries, young people are coming of age in societies that lack stable government, economic growth, or basic material and physical security. In such circumstances, youth often turn away from the authority and ideology of older generations and seek to mobilize their own generation in search of solutions....
Author / Copyright Holder: USAID
While conflict inflicts suffering on everyone, women are particularly affected by its short- and long-term effects. Sexual assault and exploitation are frequently employed as tools of war; victimization leads to isolation, alienation, prolonged emotional trauma, and unwanted pregnancies that often result in abandoned children....
Author / Copyright Holder: UNICEF
This publication offers a number of strong contributions from senior officers in institutions dealing with evidence-based policy making.These institutions are national and local governments, UNICEF, the World Bank and the International Development Evaluation Association. It tries to bring together the vision and lessons learned from different stakeholders on the strategic role of monitoring and evaluation in evidence-based policy making. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Tulasi R. Nepal, Sagun Basnet, Prakash Bhattarai, and Shiva K. Dhungana for Search for Common Ground
Search for Common Ground has been working in Nepal since February 2006 with the mission to transform the way the world deals with conflict: away from adversarial approaches, toward cooperative solutions. With a multi-pronged program to support the peace process, SFCG combines media with community peacebuilding work that translates into the production of two nationally and 17 locally broadcast radio programs and community-based activities with youth, children and other key actors in the peace process. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Irma Specht
This practice note explains what economic development planners and practitioners can do to support the socioeconomic reintegration of former combatants. It will assist you in your efforts to mobilise economic actors to play a constructive role in reintegration processes....
Author / Copyright Holder: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
The Reflecting on Peace Practice Project (RPP) is an experience-based learning process that involves agencies whose programs attempt to prevent or mitigate violent conflict. Its purpose is to analyze experience at the individual program level across a broad range of agencies and contexts....
Author / Copyright Holder: United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee
Evaluations of humanitarian effectiveness show gender equality results are weak, although there is a universal acceptance that humanitarian assistance must meet the distinct needs of women, girls, boys and men to generate positive and sustainable outcomes. The IASC Gender Marker is a tool that codes, on a 0‐2 scale, whether or not a humanitarian project is designed well enough to ensure that women/girls and men/boys will benefit equally from it or that it will advance gender equality in another way....
Author / Copyright Holder: Berlinda Nolles
Thesis critically examining the role of INGOs, such as CARE International, in strengthing governance in post conflict states. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: CARE Nepal
This research explores the theories of change (TOCs) and underlying assumptions of six peacebuilding initiatives of six organisations in Nepal: Alliance for Peace (AfP), CARE Nepal, International Alert, Search For Common Ground (SFCG), Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) and Youth Action Nepal (YOAC Nepal)....
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....

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