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Stopping As Success – What is the role of INGOs in the localization agenda?

In June 2019, Stopping As Success (SAS) team members attended the 2019 Interaction Forum to share findings from their case studies and to share insights from the research during a panel session on, Transitions to locally led development: what is missing from the...

Grace Boone and Farzana Ahmed

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 09/26/2019

How can RCTs help us reduce violence and conflict?

In 2016, an estimated 560,000 lives were lost due to interpersonal and collective violence; some 100,000 of these were lost in battle. The recent Pathways for Peace report from the UN and the World Bank underscored the need to develop more innovative responses to address the...

Aprille Knox and Cillian Nolan

Blog

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 09/13/2019

Rights-Based Approach in Development Programming: Panel Discussion Summary

Understanding a Rights-Based Approach to Development On July 25, Pact hosted an event titled “Experiences in Rights-based Development Programming.” This session brought together more than 40 participants from a range of donor, implementer, and other organizations to explore rights-based approaches (RBAs) as...

Pact & the Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM)

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 08/09/2019

Stopping As Success – Exiting responsibly: Reflections on Nuru Kenya

In this blog for Stopping As Success: "Four years ago, Nuru International exited from their activities in Kenya, leaving in place their local partners Nuru Kenya. Looking back, Field Operations Director of Nuru International, Amy Sherwood shares reflections from herself and Nuru Kenya’s Country...

Amy Sherwood, Nuru International

Blog

Created 08/05/2019

2019 Global Peace Index: Trending Upwards

Peace is something that always presents a challenge to measure. It is hard to obtain an accurate view or estimate of global peace when it can be defined in many different ways. The Global Peace Index (GPI) seeks to measure and quantify...

Keaton Tengwall, DM&E for Peace

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/26/2019

Stopping As Success: What is required for a conducive space for local agency and power?

Isabella Jean from the “Stopping As Success” consortium, shares her reflections from a recent meeting on local agency and power and discusses the organizational practices that require attention in order to strengthen inclusive and locally driven peacebuilding and development processes. There were...

Stopping As Success

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/14/2019

Freedom and the Media 2019: A Downward Spiral

Threats to media freedom are having dangerous impacts on the state of democracy worldwide. The Freedom House report, Freedom and the Media 2019, finds that leaders intent on consolidating power are finding new ways to repress independent journalism in democracies and authoritarian...

Sarah Repucci, Senior Director for Research & Analysis, Freedom House

Analysis, Blog, Monitoring

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/10/2019

Stopping As Success: Capacity development in international transitions: can it be used to shift the norm?

In this article, Grace Boone of CDA Collaborative Learning, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discusses capacity development in transitions, particularly focusing on the theme of psycho-social support for local actors given on behalf of INGOs during the transition.  “Local staff...

Grace Boone, CDA Collaborative Learning

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 05/30/2019

Stopping As Success: “If the forest survives, we survive”: locally-led development in Bangladesh

In this article, Salem Osseiran of Peace Direct, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discusses the theme of community agency in transitions, reflecting on a recent case study research visit to Bangladesh.  “Stopping As Success” has, over the past two years,...

Salem Osseiran, Peace Direct

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 05/30/2019

Stopping As Success: INGOs as yeast, not the flour

Kiely Barnard-Webster and Isabella Jean of CDA Collaborative Learning, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discuss their aims for the research project and dissect previous findings on aid exits. In 2012, CDA’s book Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End...

Kiely Barnard-Webster and Isabella Jean, CDA Collaborative Learning

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 05/30/2019

Stopping As Success: Perspectives on Aid from the Philippines

Farzana Ahmed, Senior Researcher at Peace Direct who are leading the “Stopping As Success” learning project, reports on conversations she had with aid actors at a SAS convened workshop in the Philippines in April this year. How should we define “local” and...

Farzana Ahmed, Senior Researcher at Peace Direct

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 05/30/2019

Call for Proposals: PeaceCon 2019

PeaceCon 2019: “Seizing the Moment for Peace in a Disrupted World”  When: 2 - 4 October Where: Washington, DC, USA Proposals Due: 20 May From Alliance for Peacebuilding: "PeaceCon 2019 will feature the world’s most inspiring and experienced national and local peacebuilders. Together,...

Alliance for Peacebuilding & USIP

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 05/06/2019