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Putting Transparency Into Practice

Transparency is essential to the effectiveness of any peacebuilding organization. It supports evidence-based, data driven approaches to peacebuilding; helps uncover and share data, results, and improve monitoring indicators; lays the foundation for accountability by providing strong checks against corruption and visibility on...

Patrick Gregoire, Search for Common Ground

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Created 02/20/2015

Introducing Transformative Evaluation Capacity Development (T-ECD)

How can we alter the status quo on evaluation capacity development? In this blog Dr. Michele Tarsilla of the Evaluation Capacity Development Group builds on his recent article in the African Evaluation Journal (to read the full article, please click here ) and presents the...

Michele Tarsilla

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Created 02/10/2015

Notes from the Field: Building A More Solid Evidence Base for Peace and Development in Mindanao

This article was first published on The Asia Foundation’s blog, In Asia. Conflict-affected areas of Mindanao in the southern Philippines form a complex, unpredictable, and highly dynamic environment that makes development programming very challenging against a backdrop of general urgency. Over the last 15 years, The...

Derkie Alfonso and Celestino Habito; The Asia Foundation

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Created 01/28/2015

Tips for leading Successful Trainings: What Can Peacebuilding M&E learn from Adult Education?

Successful communication with participants is critical to the success of M&E training programs in peacebuilding. Yet many trainings in international development and peacebuilding are often designed based on the needs of the trainers rather than on the needs of trainees. What can...

Ella Duncan, Search for Common Ground

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Created 01/14/2015

Using Feedback Effectively in Peacebuilding Contexts

The field of Peacebuilding Evaluation is increasingly moving to be more inclusive and participatory. A critical element of participatory and accountable peacebuilding programs are feedback mechanisms which provide an opportunity for individuals and groups affected by agencies’ programs or actions to influence...

DME for Peace, CDA

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Created 12/03/2014

Free Online Courses in M&E this Winter!

  We are all constantly figuring out how to do what we are doing more effectively – that’s what M&E is all about. So this Winter, consider taking advantage of the free courses available on topics in M&E.  Below DME for Peace...

DME for Peace, Laura Barry

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Created 11/19/2014

DME for Peace and Search for Common Ground Reflect on AEA 2014

Every year, the American Evaluation Association (AEA) brings together evaluators, practitioners, and data enthusiasts to discuss the state of evaluation theory and practice.  This year, in Denver, Colorado, participants were asked to think about how evaluation affects the systems in which they...

Vanessa Corlazzoli, Search for Common Ground

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Created 11/12/2014

Data, Data, Everywhere: Leveraging Technology for better Data Management

Charles Guedenet, M&E Advisor at IREX, explores how, 'Technology is helping us collect more data, more quickly but how do we manage it effectively so that it can be used for better decision-making and learning?' The list of online and offline database...

Charles Guedenet

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Created 11/05/2014

The Future Is Now: Evaluation and Impact in the Next Two Decades

This blog was originally posted on Building Peace.  While there is still much we do not know about how to achieve, sustain, and maintain peace, it is clear that peace is necessary for a community to thrive. However, achieving peace is not as...

Melanie Kawano-Chiu, Building Peace

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Created 10/02/2014

Evaluating the Impact of Participatory Media for Conflict Transformation

When planning peacebuilding interventions, the direct role that different communication channels can play in transforming conflict and achieving social change is seldom acknowledged. Here, I want to introduce a framework for both researchers and practitioners, which highlights the potential of Communication for...

Valentina Bau

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Created 09/15/2014

Notes from the Field: Using Story Centered Learning to Monitor your Work

In 2009 I was at a networking meeting with some of our program donors. One of them posed a question on how the networking partners monitor and evaluate their program activities. I was representing Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP), an organization that uses...

Nancy Waweru, Vijana Amani Pamoja

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Created 09/03/2014

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

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Created 08/29/2014