Designing for Results: Integrating Monitoring and Evaluation in Conflict Transformation Activities

Cheyanne Church and Mark Rogers

Created 11/10/2011



Conflict Transformation

This manual, written by Cheyanne Church and Mark Rogers and produced by Search for Common Ground in partnership with the United States Institute for Peace and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, is the first of his kind to focus on the particular needs of the conflict transformation field. It addresses the many challenges faced by conflict transformation practitioners in their attempts to measure and increase the effectiveness of their work with practical tips and examples from around the world.

Part 1 contains Chapters 1-8 in their entirety, as well as the first pages of Chapter 9. Part 2 contains Chapters 9-12 and the Conclusion and Appendix. Individual chapters are also available for separate download.


Chapter 1: Learning

Chapter 2: Understanding Change

Chapter 3: Program Design

Chapter 4: Indicators

Chapter 5: Baseline

Chapter 6: Monitoring

Chapter 7: Evaluation Introduction

Chapter 8: Evaluation Preparation – Stage One

Chapter 9: Evaluation Management – Stage Two

Chapter 10: Evaluation Utilization

Chapter 11: Ethics in Evaluation

Chapter 12: Methods



Mark M. Rogers is an experienced facilitator, trainer, mediator, program designer, and peacebuilder. His main interest is in developing collaborative processes that address community conflicts, strengthen relationships, and end violence. He has taught courses on the practice of peacebuilding at the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica and on monitoring and evaluation for peacebuilding at American University. He has also participated in conflict assessments for USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation and
the World Bank.

Cheyanne Church is a Visiting Scholar with the Fletcher School and the
West Africa Liaison with the Reflecting on Peace Practice project (CDA – Collaborative Learning Project) as an independent consultant. She was previously the Director for Institutional Learning and Research at Search for Common Ground (SFCG). While at SFCG, she spearheaded the use of design, monitoring and evalution tools as integrated components of peacebuilding programming in SFCG offices from Burundi to Ukraine. She was also involved in a variety of efforts to advance the field of evaluation and peacebuilding, such as the development of a new methodology to measure impact in Macedonia and Kosovo.

2 comments on “Designing for Results: Integrating Monitoring and Evaluation in Conflict Transformation Activities”

Pages 14-15 list 10 potential theories of change. These are sourced to a paper by Peter Woodrow titled Strategic Analysis for Peacebuilding Programs. I cannot find the Woodrow paper on your site or on the web. Would you be able to send me a copy?

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