Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Maximizing the Contribution of M&E Systems to Mission Achievement

On March 12, 2015 the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation and the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium were pleased to have hosted a Thursday Talk with Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church, founder of Besa: Catalyzing Strategic Change, who discussed how to Maximize the Contribution of M&E Systems to Mission Achievement.

This presentation described a ‘whole of organisation’ approach to establishing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems that orient international organizations towards the achievement of change on the ground as a mission critical concept. The talk reflected upon the organizational infrastructure that is essential if M&E systems are to maximize their contribution to an agency’s mandate/mission. Developed by Besa: Catalyzing Strategic Change, the approach is based on an extensive literature review and has been field tested in a range of international organizations that work in fragile and conflict contexts covering large and small agencies, implementer and donor alike. Directed at internal M&E staff, practical tips and tactics were shared and discussed.

Recording and Transcript:  

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About the Speaker:

Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church is a specialist in designing and assessing effectiveness of programming with particular expertise in contexts experiencing conflict, corruption and rule of law.   With over 15 years’ experience, Cheyanne has led programs on the ground, advised on donor strategies, been an organisational change catalyst on effectiveness issues and contributed to the scholarship of this field.  In 2009 Cheyanne founded Besa; a social enterprise committed to catalyzing significant change on strategic issues in places experiencing conflict and structural or overt physical violence.  Besa utilizes a ‘whole of organisation’ approach, which emphasizes responses that balance process and results based on a blend of technical expertise and theory. Cheyanne teaches at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University on evaluation and corruption in areas of conflict.