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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...

Jennifer Howell

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

The PEC Data Visualization Series

With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, through the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium, the DME for Peace team has worked to turn some of the most accessed resources on the site's resource library into data visualizations and graphic summaries. This project...

DME for Peace

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 03/29/2019

An Analysis of the Use of Social Media in Indonesia and a Social Media Use Needs Assessment for At-Risk Groups

Search for Common Ground Indonesia has recently completed research on social media use and a needs assessment among at risk groups in Indonesia. The research is a component of its 24-month long project aimed at reducing the influence of violent extremist narratives...

Shiva K Dhungana & Nandita Palrecha

Blog, Case Studies

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 01/14/2019

Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis

"Political rights and civil liberties around the world deteriorated to their lowest point in more than a decade in 2017, extending a period characterized by emboldened autocrats, beleaguered democracies, and the United States’ withdrawal from its leadership role in the global struggle...

Michael J. Abramowitz, Freedom House

Analysis, Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/06/2018

The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism (2018)

Governments around the world are tightening control over citizens’ data and using claims of “fake news” to suppress dissent, eroding trust in the internet as well as the foundations of democracy. "Disinformation and propaganda disseminated online have poisoned the public sphere. The...

Adrian Shahbaz, Freedom House

Analysis, Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/05/2018

Search for Common Ground’s Evaluations and Reports: October – November 2018

The following post highlights a collection of Search for Common Ground‘s evaluations and reports. To access the full evaluations and reports, please click on the titles of the resource. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Final Evaluation: Conflict management and prevention in Tanganyika and...

Jennifer Howell

Blog, Evaluation Reports

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/14/2018