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Search for Common Ground’s Evaluations and Reports: September 2018

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Created 11/06/2018

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The following post highlights Search for Common Ground‘s evaluations and reports published in September 2018. To access the full evaluations and reports, please click on the titles of the resource.

Burundi

Final Evaluation: Rebuilding Trust between Youth and the Police in Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi (2017)

Still recovering from generations of ethnic conflict, Burundians are faced with a political crisis and limiting democratic space.  This is the final evaluation of a 12-month project aiming to rebuild trust among key stakeholders, and especially among youth and police forces with the ultimate goal of de-escalating tensions and reducing the risk of violence.  Click the link above to read the complete evaluation.

Central African Republic (CAR)

Final Evaluation: Engaging Youth and Community Leaders to Prevent Mass Atrocities in the Central African Republic, Bangui (2016 – 2017)

The project covered in this evaluation aims to prevent high-risk atrocities between Muslims and Christians in targeted neighborhoods of Bangui. The main conflict issues addressed in this project are: political conflicts, conflicts related to the access to economic resources and conflicts linked to social discrimination. Click the link above to read the complete evaluation.

Conflict Scan: Engaging Youth and Community Leaders to Prevent Mass Atrocities in Central African Republic, Bangui (July 2018) 

This analysis revealed that the main issues leading to conflicts within the population are related to access to services and economic resources, urban management, domestic conflicts, religious discrimination, power structures/systems/dynamics, and political conflicts with an ethnic component. The objective of the conflict scan is to ensure the project’s conflict sensitivity and the respect of the Do No Harm principle through an updated comprehension of the main conflicts and their dynamics in the project implementation areas. Click the link above to read the complete conflict scan analysis.

Conflict Scan: Engaging Youth and Community Leaders to Prevent Mass Atrocities in Central African Republic, Boda (June 2018) 

This analysis was organized with the aim of collecting up-to-date information on the evolution of the conflict dynamics in Boda in order to create a better programmatic orientation of this project. It also aims to identify the other actors intervening in Boda and how they are contributing directly and/or indirectly to the peaceful transformation of conflicts. Click the link above to read the complete conflict scan analysis.

Final Evaluation: Bolstering Judicial and Social Accountability processes in CAR (August 2018)

The project covered in this evaluation was organized to collect updated information on the evolution of conflict dynamics in Bangui, and identify the other actors intervening in Boda and how they are affecting directly and/or indirectly the peaceful transformation of conflicts. This study has also provided a mapping of  the conflicts, where there is a risk of violence, between religious groups and/or identity groups in Bangui. Click the link above to read the complete project evaluation.

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Gender and Conflict Analysis: Tushinde Ujeuri Project

This is an analysis of the “Tushinde Ujeuri” project (meaning “Let’s overcome violence”), which aims to strengthen communities’ ability to prevent and respond to GBV, reduce GBV incidences and improve the quality of and access to holistic care for survivors, particularly among vulnerable groups (women, children, and marginalized groups). Tools implemented in this project include media tools and trainings to promote dialogue, increase awareness, and contribute to positive behavioral change. Click the link above to read the complete conflict scan analysis.

Conflict Analysis: South Kivu and Tanganyika Provinces Project

This is an analysis of phase II of the five-year (2017-2021) Tuendelee Pamoja (TP) project, which aims to improve food security, and improve the health and nutritional status of targeted vulnerable populations in South Kivu and Tanganyika. The project also aims to give participants the skills needed to address conflict in their communities and to improve the functional literacy of women and men, especially youth. Click the link above to read the complete conflict scan analysis.

Final Evaluation: Prévention et Gestion des conflits dans la Province du Tanganyika et le Haut Katanga

This final evaluation explores the results of the “Conflict Prevention and Management in the Province of Tanganyika and Upper Katanga” project funded by the FSRDC and implemented by Search for Common Ground (Search) from March 2016 to 31 July 2018. Click the link above to read the complete project evaluation.

Kenya

Conflict Scan: Inuka! Community-led Approaches to Violent Extremism Project

Violent attacks have occurred across Kenya since military intervened in Somalia in 2011, but with greater frequency in the primarily-Muslim coastal region. The project covered in this analysis aims to build increased trust and collaboration between key community stakeholders to prevent radicalization and VE in coastal Kenya. Click the link above to read the complete conflict scan analysis.

Combined Baseline Study: Justice for Peace and Inuka! Projects

This baseline study is of two interrelated projects – ‘Justice for Peace: Preventing Violent Extremism through Constructive Engagement between Criminal Justice Sector Actors and Communities in Kenya’ and ‘Inuka! Supporting Vulnerable Youth to Participate in Community Peace and Security Efforts in Coastal Kenya.’ Click the link above to read the complete combined baseline study.

Final Evaluation: Inuka! Community-Led Security Approaches to Violent Extremism in Coastal Kenya 

The lack economic and social opportunities, along with a sense of political marginalization, has left young people in the coastal region of Kenya more vulnerable to radicalism and recruitment by extremist groups. The project covered in this evaluation aims to develop platforms for effective and meaningful collaboration and engagement between various stakeholders, including security forces, in an effort to halt the cycle of radicalization and violence. Click the link above to read the complete project evaluation.

Sudan & South Sudan

Final Evaluation: Facilitating Access to Justice in South Sudan Project

The project covered in this evaluation aimed to improve access to justice and legal remedies for rural and marginalized citizens of South Sudan. The purpose of this endline evaluation was to measure the program indicators as well as provide evidence on the relevance, effectiveness, impact, and sustainability of activities. Click the link above to read the complete project evaluation.

Final Evaluation: Empowering Women as Key Partners in Building Peaceful and Resilient Communities in South & West Kordofan (2-page Summary)

Since its independence, Sudan has experienced protracted internal conflicts that led to the secession of South Sudan in 2011. Search has centered the majority of its work in Sudan on advancing the social, economic and political empowerment of women in at-risk communities of South and West Kordofan, by equipping them with the leadership tools, conflict transformation and business skills necessary to enact inclusive change, improve their own self-reliance and contribute to the overall stability and development of the community. Click the link above to read the complete evaluation of this project.

Tanzania

Learning Assessment: Let’s Join Hands for Development Project

This learning assessment focuses on a 20-month project in Northern Tanzania that was designed and implemented to promote positive long-term relationships between the community, decision-makers and Acacia Mining. This review takes a look at the project’s activities to assess their relevance, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. The aim is to further improve Search Tanzania’s Sustainable Business Practices (SBP) programming. Click the link above to read the complete learning assessment.

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