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Direct Observation and Key Informant Interview Techniques for Primary Data Collection During Rapid Assessments

Observation and assessment of external information are so fundamental to human nature that it is difficult to describe their application to data collection methods in disaster needs assessments. To successfully understand the roles that observation and communicated information play in data collection during rapid needs...

The Assessment Capacity Project

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 01/05/2012

Integrating Peacebuilding Into Humanitarian and Development Programming

Efforts by international organizations to integrate or mainstream peacebuilding across the diverse spectrum of humanitarian and development work has tended to be opportunistic and ad hoc. This paper seeks to clarify key terms, explore organizational frameworks and initiatives, provide some practical guidance, and list references or links to...

Mark Rogers, Aaron Chassy, Tom Bamat

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/19/2011

Impact Evaluations and Development: NONIE Guidance on Impact Evaluation

Contents: Acknowledgments Executive Summary Introduction Part I – Methodological and Conceptual Issues in Impact Evaluation 1 Identify the (type and scope of the) intervention 1.1. The impact evaluation landscape and the scope of impact evaluation 1.2. Impact of what? 1.3. Impact on...

Frans Leeuw and Jos Vaessen

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/15/2011

Impact Evaluations and Development: NONIE Guidance on Impact Evaluation

The document is structured around nine key issues that provide guidance on conceptualizing, designing, and implementing an impact evaluation: Methodological guidance: 1. Identify the type and scope of the intervention. 2. Agree on what is valued. 3. Carefully articulate the theories linking interventions to outcomes....

Frans Leeuw and Jos Vaessen

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/15/2011

Purposeful Assessment – Assessing the Effects of Military Operations

Whereas the more traditional measure of progress against the plan will generally focus upon the fast dynamics in the environment, purposeful assessment must also include assessment of the slow processes in the community. In addition, Purposeful assessment must not focus simply on...

Jan Frelin

Analysis

BEGINNER

Created 12/15/2011

Designing a Comprehensive Peace Process for Afghanistan

Summary Current negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan fail to build on lessons learned from peace processes in other countries. Exclusion of key stakeholders, especially diverse sectors of civil society, and exclusion of key issues underlying the current conflict create a recipe for failure....

Lisa Schirch

Analysis

BEGINNER

Created 12/12/2011

The Impact of Conflict Contexts on Project Logics: A Comparison of Project Proposals from External and Embedded Organizations

The research here was inspired by experience in recent years working with several local civil society organizations in which capacity is not an issue. The leaders of these organizations are highly-educated, have interacted for many years with international donors, are sophisticated in...

Andrew Blum

Analysis

ADVANCED

Created 12/12/2011

KESHO NI SIKU MPYA – LOBI MOKOLO YA SIKA (Tomorrow is a New Day): Evaluation and Key Findings

The “Tomorrow is a New Day” project has three primary objectives: Awareness Raising: increased awareness of human rights and conflict transformation, including the relevant laws related to the Military Code, amongst the target brigades; Fighting Impunity: fight impunity through an effective media outreach...

Search for Common Ground

Evaluation

BEGINNER

Created 12/06/2011

Qualitative Research: Evaluation of “Kilna Bil Hayy” TV Program

The viewers of "Kilna Bil Hayy‟ recognize the unique characteristics of this program since it addresses a critical social issue in Lebanon, in a rather pleasant and agreeable way since it involves a story of children from different sects and ethnic groups...

Search for Common Ground

Evaluation

Created 12/02/2011

Evaluation of Nashe Maalo: Design, Implementation, and Outcomes: Social Transformation Through the Media

Search for Common Ground decided in April 2004 to evaluate “Nashe Maalo”, one of its larger projects in Macedonia. Nashe Maalo (“our neighbourhood”, referred to generally as NM) is a television series aimed at promoting inter-cultural understanding among children with a view...

Search for Common Ground

Evaluation

Created 12/02/2011

Liberia Community Radio Case Study: The Sustainability Myth

While all of the stations said that they provided their respective communities with information, education and entertainment, they stressed that their primary role was to disseminate educational and developmental information. They aired important local issues and gave community members the opportunity to...

Search for Common Ground

Case Studies

BEGINNER

Created 12/02/2011

Final Evaluation Report: Aceh Youth Radio Project

Major Findings Personal AYRP has brought substantial changes to the life of participants, here defined as team leaders, youth reporters and radio presenters. Most noted an improvement in their status within their respective communities after joining SFCG, and they now feel that...

Search for Common Ground

Evaluation

Created 12/02/2011