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Applied Political Economy Analysis for human rights programs and campaigns (Handbook)

This handbook provides practical guidance to human rights practitioners and campaigners on how to integrate Applied Political Economy Analysis (APEA) into their activities. It provides a succinct description of APEA and discusses how the methodology supports human rights programs. It also outlines...

Pact

Analysis, How-to, Tools and Templates

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 07/03/2019

Policy Brief: Reform in Ethiopia – Turning Promise into Progress

Ethiopia has seen dramatic political changes this year, but significant challenges remain. The United States should seize this opportunity to support a genuine democratic transition in a pivotal country like Ethiopia. Key Takeaways In January 2018, the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic...

Yoseph Badwaza & Jon Temin, Freedom House

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 07/03/2019

2019 Global Peace Index: Trending Upwards

Peace is something that always presents a challenge to measure. It is hard to obtain an accurate view or estimate of global peace when it can be defined in many different ways. The Global Peace Index (GPI) seeks to measure and quantify...

Keaton Tengwall, DM&E for Peace

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/26/2019

Non-State Justice System Programming – A Practitioner’s Guide (2019)

This guide is intended to assist USAID Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) Officers and other practitioners in designing, implementing, and monitoring rule of law programs that include support for community-level non-state justice systems (NSJSs). It aims to provide a digest of...

USAID

How-to, Tools and Templates

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/26/2019

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

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/21/2019

Rights-based approaches: A practical how-to note on integrating principles of empowerment into almost any development activity

This guide was prepared by Pact in collaboration with USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) under the USAID-funded, Freedom House-led Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM). The purpose of the guidance is to help USAID staff understand, adopt,...

Pact

Case Studies, How-to, Tools and Templates

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/15/2019

Stopping As Success: What is required for a conducive space for local agency and power?

Isabella Jean from the “Stopping As Success” consortium, shares her reflections from a recent meeting on local agency and power and discusses the organizational practices that require attention in order to strengthen inclusive and locally driven peacebuilding and development processes. There were...

Stopping As Success

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/14/2019

Freedom and the Media 2019: A Downward Spiral

Threats to media freedom are having dangerous impacts on the state of democracy worldwide. The Freedom House report, Freedom and the Media 2019, finds that leaders intent on consolidating power are finding new ways to repress independent journalism in democracies and authoritarian...

Sarah Repucci, Senior Director for Research & Analysis, Freedom House

Analysis, Blog, Monitoring

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 06/10/2019

Stopping As Success: Capacity development in international transitions: can it be used to shift the norm?

In this article, Grace Boone of CDA Collaborative Learning, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discusses capacity development in transitions, particularly focusing on the theme of psycho-social support for local actors given on behalf of INGOs during the transition.  “Local staff...

Grace Boone, CDA Collaborative Learning

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 05/30/2019

Stopping As Success: “If the forest survives, we survive”: locally-led development in Bangladesh

In this article, Salem Osseiran of Peace Direct, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discusses the theme of community agency in transitions, reflecting on a recent case study research visit to Bangladesh.  “Stopping As Success” has, over the past two years,...

Salem Osseiran, Peace Direct

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 05/30/2019

Stopping As Success: INGOs as yeast, not the flour

Kiely Barnard-Webster and Isabella Jean of CDA Collaborative Learning, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discuss their aims for the research project and dissect previous findings on aid exits. In 2012, CDA’s book Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End...

Kiely Barnard-Webster and Isabella Jean, CDA Collaborative Learning

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 05/30/2019

Stopping As Success: Perspectives on Aid from the Philippines

Farzana Ahmed, Senior Researcher at Peace Direct who are leading the “Stopping As Success” learning project, reports on conversations she had with aid actors at a SAS convened workshop in the Philippines in April this year. How should we define “local” and...

Farzana Ahmed, Senior Researcher at Peace Direct

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 05/30/2019