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Evaluation and Assessment of Poverty and Conflict Interventions: Conflict & Economics: Lessons Learned on Measuring Impact

This document presents lessons learned about developing and using indicators and data collection tools to measure the impact of interventions designed to reduce both poverty and conflict. Recommendations include: Focus on a limited number of more precise, less nuanced questions in both survey...

Mercy Corps

Evaluation

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/18/2011

Building Bridges to Peace, Uganda: Final Evaluation Report

Across all districts in the target group, those reporting that their village was “Somewhat peaceful” increased from 21.6 % to 67.2 % compared to the midterm, while those reporting that their village was “Very violent” decreased from 29.5 % to 0 %. A respondent's location...

Mercy Corps

Evaluation

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/18/2011

Evaluation and Assessment of Poverty and Conflict Interventions: Indonesia Case Study

Preliminary results from the survey do not provide strong support for the idea that increased economic interactions and stronger livelihoods promote peace. In contrast, findings from the focus group discussions show that communities recognize the economic benefits of peace and feel a strong incentive to...

Mercy Corps

Case Studies

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Created 11/18/2011

Evaluation and Assessment of Poverty and Conflict Interventions: Uganda Case Study

Results from the Uganda case study show several statistically significant correlations between different measures of economic interaction and stability. It is important to stress that these are correlations, not causal claims, and it is not yet clear if the correlations mean that economic interaction leads...

Mercy Corps

Case Studies

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/18/2011

Governance Promotion through Conflict Management in Iraq

Since early 2009, Mercy Corps has supported a nationwide network of 87 Iraqi leaders who are committed to promoting good governance and reconciliation through consensus-based negotiation. With funding from the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Mercy Corps established The Network...

Mercy Corps

Evaluation

BEGINNER

Created 11/17/2011

Deliberative Democratic Evaluation Checklist

The purpose of this checklist is to guide evaluations from a deliberative democratic perspective. Such evaluation incorporates democratic processes within the evaluation to secure better conclusions. The aspiration is to construct valid conclusions where there are conflicting views. The approach extends impartiality by including relevant...

Ernest R. House and Kenneth R. Howe

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/17/2011

A Checklist for Evaluating Large-Scale Assessment Programs

The authors of various evaluation models, (Alkin, 1969; Hammond, undated; Provus, 1969; Stake,1967; Stufflebeam, 1971) have not told us exactly what to do but have stimulated our thinking about what evaluation ought to include. The purpose of this paper is this more modest...

Lorrie A. Shepard

Tools and Templates

ADVANCED

Created 11/17/2011

Interagency Conflict Assessment Framework

In order to determine the preceding elements of the conflict dynamic, the Assessment Team should follow a series of analytical steps. First, the team should evaluate and outline key contextual issues of the conflict environment. Context does not cause conflict but describes...

United States Department of State

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/17/2011

Institutionalizing Evaluation Checklist

This checklist provides 18 actionable points for institutionalizing evaluation in your organization.  Since evaluation systems are context dependent, take into account constituents’ needs, wants, and expectations plus other variables such as pertinent societal values, customs, and mores; relevant laws and statutes; economic dynamics; political...

Daniel L. Stufflebeam

How-to

BEGINNER

Created 11/17/2011

Using Direct Observation Techniques

Advantages and Limitations The main advantage of direct observation is that an event, institution, facility, orprocess can be studied in its natural setting, thereby providing a richer understandingof the subject. For example, an evaluation team that visits microenterprises is likely to better understand...

USAID

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/17/2011

Conducting Key Informant Interviews

What Are Key Informant Interviews? They are qualitative, in-depth interviews of 15 to 35 people selected for their first-hand knowledge about a topic of interest. The interviews are loosely structured, relying on a list of issues to be discussed. Key informant interviews...

USAID

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/17/2011

Checklist for Building Organizational Evaluation Capacity

The purpose of this checklist is to provide a set of guidelines for organizational evaluation capacity building (ECB), i.e., for incorporating evaluation routinely into the life of an organization. The checklist, which was developed from case study data and an extensive literature review, can be...

Boris B. Volkov and Jean A. King

How-to

BEGINNER

Created 11/17/2011