Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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#BreakingBarriers - Concept Canvases

 

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Concept Canvases


From December 6th - 9th, 2016, the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium, DME for Peace, and Everyday Peace Indicators with support from Search for Common Ground, George Mason University, Alliance for Peacebuilding, and funding by the Carnegie Corporation of New York hosted #BreakingBarriers in Cape Town to co-design solutions to barriers to participation & inclusion in evaluation.


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Over the four days, participants had the opportunity to put forward their own ideas that would be further developed through the Co-Design workshop. These ideas were subject to voting from the entire group after the feasibility/effectiveness mapping portion of the workshop and from this, the final four ideas were identified. Each participant then had an opportunity to join an idea that they wished to work on for the remainder of the workshop and generate a concept canvas which was then presented to the entire group. You can view each of the concept canvases, here:

 

  1. Team SPECL


“Instead of spending 18 months designing a project that does not have the flexibility to adapt to context, you can instead have implanting partners spend 3 months co-designing with beneficiaries and creating a rolling assessment & local ownership of the solution.”

  1. Team Treadstone


“To overcome the problem of seeing M&E as an afterthought and the tensions created between M&E and program staff by seeing M&E as an add on, and to create opportunities to engage participants in evaluative activities throughout the implementation of the program, include a specific objective in the proposal as follows: Objective - Design M&E activities to generate learning, enable adaptive management and capture results.”

  1. Team Big Six

 

"The main aim was to think of ways to maximise local input into monitoring and evaluation. We wanted to think of ways in which local input could become naturalised and sustainable without too much ‘artificial’ input from outside evaluators. If individuals and groups at the local level found it useful to meet and narrate their views then hopefully they could continue to meet outside of a strict M&E forum. A key element of the concept canvas was ‘bottom-up’ evaluation in which the criteria for evaluation (for success, failure or impact) were not solely set by the donor, implementer or evaluator, but were also set by the apparent ‘recipients’ or ‘beneficiaries’ of any intervention." Team Wonder Women put forth a combination of technology and community based evaluators as solutions to involved communities in the DM&E process. Through monitoring apps that are appealing to community members to use, and the demonstrated commitment of live-in evaluators who are willing to sign security waivers to live in high risk communities, communities will be encouraged and empowered to have a larger role in DM&E.


4. Team WonderWomen

 

Team Wonder Women put forth a combination of technology and community based evaluators as solutions to involved communities in the DM&E process. Through monitoring apps that are appealing to community members to use, and the demonstrated commitment of live-in evaluators who are willing to sign security waivers to live in high risk communities, communities will be encouraged and empowered to have a larger role in DM&E.