Using Lessons from the Ebola Response to Address COVID-19: Virtual Roundtable

On April 15, 2020, Search for Common Ground (Search) organized a virtual roundtable in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Charline Burton, Executive Director of Search Europe, moderated the virtual roundtable with two of Search’s experts, who shared valuable lessons learned from implementing...

Search for Common Ground



Created 04/17/2020

The Shari’ah in Somalia: The Expanding Access to Justice Program in Somalia (March 2020)

Over the past two decades, justice sector development has undergone an enormous transformation. The community of practice has broadly accepted that most ‘top-down’ approaches to reform have been unsuccessful at improving institutional functionality or access to justice for marginalized or vulnerable populations....

Expanding Access to Justice Program (USAID, PACT & ABA Rule of Law Initiative)

Analysis, Evaluation Reports


Created 03/30/2020

Freedom in the World 2020: A Leaderless Struggle for Democracy

Democracy and pluralism are under assault. Dictators are toiling to stamp out the last vestiges of domestic dissent and spread their harmful influence to new corners of the world. At the same time, many freely elected leaders are dramatically narrowing their concerns...

Sarah Repucci, Freedom House

Analysis, Blog, Monitoring


Created 03/04/2020

Key Lessons: How to Engage Mining Companies to Transform Conflicts Related to their Operations

Over the past eight years, Search for Common Ground (Search) has been working with the mining sector to establish sustainable business practices, in Tanzania, Guinea and Madagascar. As such, Search has collaborated with Acacia Mining (owned by Barrick Gold) in Tanzania since...

Search for Common Ground

Analysis, Case Studies

Created 01/24/2020

External Evaluation: Search for Common Ground Tanzania’s Sustainable Business Practices (2019)

In Tanzania, Search for Common Ground (Search) has been operational since 2011, working to promote gender equality and good governance, encourage greater objectivity in the media and overcome differences that divide Tanzanians, including those who live around extractive industries, improving relationships between...

Search for Common Ground Tanzania & NVM Consulting

Evaluation Reports

Created 01/24/2020

The Top Resources of 2019

It was an exciting year for DME for Peace, with over 37,000 people from 191 countries accessing and contributing to the platform. As we continue to look forward and move into 2020, we wanted to highlight the top M&E resources of 2019:...

DME for Peace



Created 12/20/2019

Confronting an Authoritarian Internet – Voices from the Frontlines Event

  In case you missed Internews’ event, Confronting an Authoritarian Internet – Voices from the Frontlines, in Washington, DC last week, we’d like to share some of the highlights with you. Internews’ partners work in countries around the world in which state...




Created 11/12/2019

Freedom on the Net 2019: The Crisis of Social Media

Internet freedom is increasingly imperiled by the tools and tactics of digital authoritarianism, which have spread rapidly around the globe. Repressive regimes, elected incumbents with authoritarian ambitions, and unscrupulous partisan operatives have exploited the unregulated spaces of social media platforms, converting them...

Freedom House

Analysis, Blog


Created 11/12/2019

Organizational Network Analysis Handbook for Human Rights Programs and Campaigns (2019 Version)

This Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) handbook is the third module in Pact’s Network Strengthening Toolkit series, a set of educational publications that explores the theories, approaches, and step-by-step techniques for analyzing and strengthening networks. This is the updated 2019 version of the...

Ebele Achor, Global Director of Capacity Development, Pact

Analysis, How-to, Tools and Templates


Created 10/23/2019

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)



Created 08/09/2019

The Better Peace Tool (Second Edition 2018)

The Better Peace Tool is an open source guide offering practical steps for the effective inclusion of women peacebuilders and gender perspectives in mediation, conflict prevention, and peacemaking. The Better Peace tool helps to make the word and spirit of the UN...

International Civil Society Action Network

How-to, Tools and Templates


Created 07/03/2019

Monitoring and Early Warning of Violent Conflict in South Sudan Report #1

Six years of conflict in South Sudan have resulted in over 380,000 deaths, 2.5 million refugees, and nearly 2 million internally displaced people. And despite the signing of a peace agreement in August of last year, episodes of violence continue to plague...

Peace Tech Lab

Analysis, Monitoring


Created 06/21/2019

Freedom House, the American Bar Association, Internews, Pact, and Search for Common Ground formed the “Protecting Global Rights through Sustainable Solutions” Consortium (PROGRESS) to implement the Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM). The Human Rights Hub is supported by the work of the PROGRESS consortium. With more than 150 years of collective experience successfully implementing hundreds of human rights projects in over 100 countries, the PROGRESS consortium combines deep substantive expertise with a wealth of experience in practical application. HRSM is a USAID funded, five-year leader with associates (LWA) cooperative agreement aimed at implementing USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) Strategy, specifically objective #3: Protect and promote universally recognized human rights. This site was made possible with the generous support of the American People through USAID. The contents are the responsibility of PROGRESS and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States.