The Top Resources of 2019

DME for Peace

Created 12/20/2019



It was an exciting year for DME for Peace, with over 37,000 people from 191 countries accessing and contributing to the platform. As we continue to look forward and move into 2020, we wanted to highlight the top M&E resources of 2019:

The M&E Thursday Talks

To date, DME for Peace has hosted over 140 M&E Thursday Talk webinars addressing cutting-edge practices and innovation in the field. Here are three talks from 2019 that generated a lot of interest:

On March 7th, Linda Stern of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), led a discussion on “Community-Based Participatory Research with Marginalized Communities.”

On April 18th, Dr. Roudabeh Kishi and Olivia Russell of ACLED, led a discussion on “Using Real-time Conflict Data for DM&E.”

On August 22nd, Alasdair Stuart of BBC Media Action, led a discussion on “Conducting Research in Conflict Settings: Lessons from Iraq, Libya, and South Sudan.’

Top Resources & Blogs

Peacebuilding Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Training Manual

With the support of CDA Collaborative Learning Projects and the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC), expert trainers helped develop a training package that includes 7 modules and a set of annexes. Module topics range from “Peacebuilding Program Design” to “Baseline and Indicator Development.” The training modules build on each other and should ideally be used in a sequenced way, while the annexes provide worksheets and practical resources.

The PEC Data Visualization Series

This past March, the DME for Peace Team turned some of our most accessed resources into data visualizations and graphic summaries, including “4 Tips for Starting a Developmental Evaluation” and “Communications for Peacebuilding in South Sudan.” With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, this project is part of our wider effort to improve the way that evaluators, and the peacebuilding field, communicate results.

An Analysis of the Use of Social Media in Indonesia and a Social Media Use Needs Assessment for At-Risk Groups

This report identifies the drivers of radicalization and violent extremism among at-risk individuals in Indonesia, especially young users. It also identifies platforms and narratives that must be utilized in countering extremism. Search for Common Ground Indonesia completed this research on social media use and a needs assessment among at risk groups as part of its 24-month long project aimed at reducing the influence of violent extremist narratives among internet users.

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