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A Developmental Evaluation Primer

Developmental evaluation supports the process of innovation within an organization and in its activities. Initiatives that are innovative are often in a state of continuous development and adaptation, and they frequently unfold in a changing and unpredictable environment. This intentional effort to innovate is...

Jamie A.A. Gamble

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/28/2011

Theories of Change and Indicator Development in Conflict Management and Mitigation

Theories of change is a simple, powerful concept which can improve design, monitoring andevaluation of programs in conflict-afflicted environments. In general, a theory of change stateswhat expected (changed) result will follow from a particular set of actions. A simple examplewould be, if...

USAID

Analysis

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/23/2011

Theories of Change and Indicator Development in Conflict Management and Mitigation

Conflict assessment and theory of change are related but distinct concepts useful to inform conflict resolution interventions and their evaluation.  Conflict assessment guided by the USAID Conflict Assessment Framework provides an understanding of the dynamics that may, given particular catalysts, lead to or prevent violent...

Susan Allen Nan and Mary Mulvihill

Analysis

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/23/2011

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Fragile States and Peacebuilding Programs: Practical Tools for Improving Program Performance and Results

The ME&L guide will make the greatest contribution toward better quality programs if it is used throughout each stage of your program’s life cycle. The guide can be used to help strengthen your organization’s strategic plan, to sharpen and strengthen program and project designs, and to strengthen...

Social Impact

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/23/2011

Strategic and Responsive Evaluation of Peacebuilding: Towards a Learning Model

The Tools are the instruments or lenses through which the change indicators can be recognized and verified. In the case of the CPBD Project, a number of tools are in use as described in Section Two of this document. These include: • Activity Interview...

NPI-Africa and the NCCK-CPBD

Analysis, Tools and Templates

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/23/2011

Real World Evaluation: Working Under Budget, Time, Data and Political Constraints

Reconstructing Baseline Conditions Many evaluations do not begin until the project has been underway for some time or perhaps is even nearing completion. It is very common under these circumstances to find that no baseline data have been collected at the beginning...

Michael Bamberger and Jim Rugh

How-to

BEGINNER

Created 11/23/2011

Monitoring and Evaluation for Development in Peace-Precarious Situations

Well-designed M&E systems support fact-based assessments of incremental or overall intervention effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, accountability, and other defined dimensions of program success. M&E systems contribute to success through generation and use of valid and reliable data on intervention performance and results. Best use of that data...

Catherine Elkins

Analysis

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/23/2011

New Routes Journal: Reflections on Peacebuilding Evaluation

Contents Editorial: Peacebuilding Evaluation: From Infancy to Teenager, Cheyanne A. Church May I ask, Where is my reconciled heart? Overcoming the Accountability Imbalance, Hannah Tsadik Forget Impact: Concentrate on Measuring Outcomes: Lessons from Recent Debates on Evaluation of Peacebuilding Programmes, Christoph Spurk...

Cheyanne Church [ed.]

Analysis

BEGINNER

Created 11/23/2011

The Evaluation of Storytelling as a Peace-building Methodology

To evaluate the impacts of storytelling projects in violently divided societies, we need to consider the often implicit ‘theories of change’ embedded in them. That is, how do we think storytelling works in terms of affecting the perceptions and actions of individuals and groups (which...

INCORE

Analysis, Evaluation Reports

ADVANCED

Created 11/23/2011

Contribution Analysis: An Approach to Exploring Cause and Effect

Contribution analysis explores attribution through assessing the contribution a programme is making to observed results. It sets out to verify the theory of change behind a programme and, at the same time, takes into consideration other influencing factors. Causality is inferred from the following evidence: The programme...

John Mayne

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/23/2011

The Evaluation of Conflict Resolution Interventions: Framing the State of Play

A conflict-specific framework has been developed to integrate the different aspects of an intervention that can be evaluated.  It serves both to provide a platform for the field’s thinking about current evaluations and to highlight gaps in the evaluation process requiring further research and refinement....

Cheyanne Church and Julie Soldice

Analysis

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/23/2011

Stabilisation Issues Note: Monitoring and Evaluation

Stabilisation environments present particular challenges that make monitoring and evaluation especially difficult: Stabilisation environments tend to be complex and turbulent, progress is generally non-linear and the impact of activities hard  to predict.  This makes it difficult to establish reliable baselines and to distinguish between strategic...

DFID

Analysis

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/23/2011