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Have You Looked at Humanitarian Guidance Lately? ALNAP Shares Resources You May Have Missed

Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding have a lot more in common than first comes to mind. We thought this would be an opportune time to highlight some of our current evaluation work that could be of particular interest and relevance to the DME...

Alexandra T. Warner, Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action

Blog

Created 08/29/2014

A Challenge: Create Significant, Positive, and Lasting Change

Any intervention, including peacebuilding, development and humanitarian aid, should align with the priorities that local people have for their own futures. Today, on World Humanitarian Day, it is ever more important for us to notice the voices of those we dedicated to...

Nicole Goddard and Jasmine Freehoff, CDA

Blog

INTERMEDIATE

Created 08/19/2014

Getting Data Visualization Right

Data visualization has become the accepted and expected method of communicating data to funders, supporters, stakeholders, and beneficiaries. The question then becomes, how to make data visualizations effective?  Yes, data visualizations (data viz) can be beautiful and eye catching, but that is...

Ella Duncan, Search for Common Ground

Blog

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Created 08/11/2014

Youth Empowerment and Conflict Transformation through Sports: The Challenge of Evaluating Youth & Sports Programs

In a world rife with conflict and violence, sports are one of the few transcultural activities that maintain a worldwide popularity and naturally bring people together as a team. Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in the emerging...

AnnMarie Fitzhenry

Blog

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Created 07/18/2014

Notes from the Field: Conducting a Baseline Survey – Six Tips from Jos-Nigeria

Search for Common Ground Jos-Nigeria recently conducted a baseline survey in a state in north Eastern Nigeria for an exciting human rights and peacebuilding program that will be launching in two states. The baseline survey lasted ten days, and was a great...

Sarah Bentu, Search for Comon Ground - Nigeria

Blog

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Created 07/10/2014

Measuring the Impact of Media on Human Behavior

  The Role of Media on Human Behavior Alabama police arrested the 18 year-old Devin Moore for suspicion of auto theft in 2003. Moore had no prior criminal history and was cooperative with police when he was brought to police station. However,...

Abdul Khabir Mirzakhail

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BEGINNER

Created 06/30/2014

The Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation Reflects on the AfP Annual Conference

  Members of the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation reflect upon lessons learned from the Alliance for Peacebuilding 2014 Annual Conference This May, the Alliance for Peacebuilding brought over 400 peacebuilders and international development professionals together in Washington D.C. to engage in a...

Maryam Jillani, Search for Common Ground

Blog

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Created 06/02/2014

Notes from the Field: Outcome Mapping Evaluation Approach in Peacebuilding – Case Study in Tanzania

  What is Outcome Mapping? Measuring the results of programming for social change can be difficult, particularly at the behavioral level. Outcome mapping captures the casual connections between behavior and programming in order to support organizational learning. Here, we will use our...

Adrienne Lemon, Search for Common Ground

Blog

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Created 05/01/2014

Notes from the Field: Reflections from AfrEA 2014 Part I

Given my background as a former “conflict sensitivity programs coordinator” in eastern DRC for Search for Common Ground, I was immediately attracted to the “Aid in Conflict” session listed on the so-very-busy conference Afrea agenda.   The presenters were not able to...

Charline Burton, Search for Common Ground

Blog

BEGINNER

Created 04/18/2014

Notes from the Field: Reflections from AfrEA 2014 Part II

  I attended my first Africa Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Conference in Yaounde, Cameroon this March. This was my first international conference experience and I was overwhelmed by the series of paper presentations and panel discussions. Every topic on the programme seemed really...

Saa Bandabla, Search for Common Ground

Blog

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Created 04/18/2014

Learning and Accountability: Behind the Buzzwords and Debate

  If you’ve dabbled in M&E literature, you’ve probably noticed the words “learning” and “accountability” pop up time and again. But what’s the real story behind these words? What do donors mean when they say they want accountability? What does learning mean...

Michael Zanchelli, United States Institute of Peace

Blog

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Created 04/17/2014

Introduction to Outcome Mapping

Jonathan White

Blog, How-to, Tools and Templates

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Created 11/12/2012