Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan
From 1993 to 2006, an estimated 300,000 Burundians lost their lives to civil war and violent conflict. Reconciliation and rebuilding processes have been arduous, and in 2015 protests, violence, and an attempted coup d’état accompanied the contested electoral process due to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s nomination for a third term in office....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jack Farrell
As the number of integrated programs in peacebuilding and development continues to grow, effective design, monitoring, and evaluation practices for these programs becomes of utmost importance. Check out the following tips on designing cross-sectoral/integrated programming. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Milt Lauenstein
In 2001, in my mid-70s, I retired from a career in business management and decided to do what I could to reduce armed conflict in the world. Having lived through the devastation caused by World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, I believed that two major causes of human suffering were disease and war. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Nick Martin
When it comes to international development, technology moves fast. Whether implementing global or local programs, knowing that you are getting the right data for making decisions and reporting results can make the difference between success and failure.   That’s why we, at TechChange, are thrilled to announce the our Fall 2016 Tech for Monitoring and Evaluation Online Diploma Program, a 16-week online program starting September 12th....
Author / Copyright Holder: Rainah Umlauf
Countless studies attest to the absolute importance of conflict-sensitive education. The evidence is clear: resiliency approaches in education simultaneously improve youth well-being and overall institutional resiliency, aiding the recovery of education systems after crises. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Jessica Berns & Milt Lauenstein
Photographs of families fleeing the war in Syria, ongoing stories of entire communities trapped with no access to food and medical supplies. Or from Africa, the current news of a fragile and tested peace in South Sudan....
Author / Copyright Holder: Cheyanne Church & Aditi Patel
Technology is the new normal. Whether one works in humanitarian response to conflict, good governance, anti-corruption or peacebuilding, technology is being incorporated in ever increasing and innovative ways. But where does technology fit into the field of evaluation in fragile and conflict affected contexts? ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Arik Segal & Beatrice Hasler
Applying technology and in particular virtual platforms and virtual reality (VR) as complementary tools in people-people projects, can help improve the effectiveness and impact of peacebuilding work. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Rainah Umlauf
Following the DC launch of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security last month, the Washington Network on Children in Armed Conflict (WNCAC) hosted an online discussion with five young leaders who exemplify the important role that youth are playing to build peace and resilience in their communities. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan
In May 2016, in Bujumbura, Burundi, a group of organizations from different sectors came together to answer the question: what do we share?The answer: we share a lot! ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ameya Naik
Looking back at #PeaceCon2016, Ameya Naik offers his opinion on systems thinking in peacebuilding & international development. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Andrew Blum
The following blog comes from Andrew Blum as he finishes his tenure at the United States Institute of Peace who offers his reflections on monitoring and evaluation from a departing “M&E Guy”. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Interview with Dr Amineh Hoti by Jack Farrell
The following answers come from Dr Amineh Hoti who was posed questions by Search for Common Ground's Jack Farrell ahead of next week's Effective Inter-Religious Action in Peacebuilding Conference. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Interview with Dr Amineh Hoti by Jack Farrell
The following answers come from Dr Amineh Hoti who was posed questions by Search for Common Ground's Jack Farrell regarding Gender and Inter-Religious Peacebuilding ahead of next week's Effective Inter-Religious Action in Peacebuilding Conference. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Interview with Dr Rick Love by Jack Farrell
The following answers come from Dr Rick Love who was posed questions by Search for Common Ground's Jack Farrell ahead of next week's Effective Inter-Religious Action in Peacebuilding Conference. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Janice Freeman
The following blog is an interview with Adrienne Lemon, Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Specialist for East and Southern Africa at Search for Common Ground. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Lila O'Brien-Milne
How can peacebuilders communicate the value of evaluative learning to communities that are not basing their values on the mortal plane? ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Charles Guedenet & Shanthi Kalathil
In the following blog, Charles Guedenet & Shanthi Kalathil give examples of digital risks and mitigation measures, demonstrating the need for comprehensive risk assessments at the very outset, and reflect on methods and approaches for strengthening the rigor of M&E in closed or closing spaces. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Nikki Bourassa
The following tips are for practitioners seeking to understand the basics of securing data from start to finish -- an utmost necessity for human-related data collection in sensitive areas, and an ethical responsibility otherwise. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Lila O'Brien-Milne
How can women be empowered through the design, monitoring, and evaluation of interreligious peacebuilding? ...

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