Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Building the Programs That Can Build Better Peace

Author, Copyright Holder: 
Leslie Minney

On March 7th, the Conflict Prevention & Resolution Forum hosted a discussion  on “Building the Programs that Can Build Better Peace” at the United States Institute of Peace which brought together the Principal Member organizations from the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (Search for Common Ground, Mercy Corps, CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, and Alliance for Peacebuilding) and the United States Institute of Peace. It is increasingly the case that peacebuilding organizations are having to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programming; to provide the evidence that their work, despite limited resources is making an impact. But in a field of limited resources, and with issues over data collection processes, it can be difficult for organizations to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs. This resource deficit, combined with some cultural resistance to monitoring and evaluation, has led to some difficulty when trying to demonstrate the importance of evaluation and internal reflective practices.  


Check out the recording from the CPRF below!



The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum (CPRF) is sponsored by Search for Common Ground. This CPRF was hosted at United States Institute of Peace, entitled “Building the Programs That Can Better Build The Peace”


This post was written by Leslie Minney is a Search ILT Intern who holds double B.A. degree in International Development and Cultural Anthropology with a focus in Sub-Saharan Africa. Minney is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served as an agribusiness advisor in eastern Cameroon. Currently, she is a Masters Candidate in the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs program with a focus in Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University in Washington, D.C.