Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Lila O'Brien-Milne
How can women be empowered through the design, monitoring, and evaluation of interreligious peacebuilding? ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Jared Wright
In a field of limited budgets and finite resources, efficiency and productivity are essential to achieving longevity and success. Locally-led learning evaluations are vital to understanding the impact of peacebuilding work, improving efficacy, and providing guidance on how to strategically drive impacts. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Jack Farrell
Reflecting on the World Bank Fragility Forum, how can we improve collaboration in the peacebuilding and development field? ...
Author / Copyright Holder: DR VALENTINA BAÚ
Photography is a powerful medium to unite people and communities around shared images and experiences. Yet despite the large number of initiatives that employ the media as tools for peacebuilding, few address issues of conflict through the use of photographs....
Author / Copyright Holder: Shiva Dhungana
Shiva Dhungana, DME Specialist with Search for Common Ground, reports back from the 2015 Community of Evaluators' – South Asia (CoE-SA) 3rd Evaluation Conclave in Kathmandu. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan, DME for Peace
Here at DME for Peace we’ve been reflecting on 2015 and are asking, What does an emerging field need to thrive? Much has been said of the need for freedom to fail, but embracing failure is only as valuable as what it enables us to learn.  To quote an innovator for the ages, Henry Ford, “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”  For a real world example, we look to the emerging field of education for peacebuilding. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Maud Bakirdjian
In April 2014 violent attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria forced 30000 Niger nationals and 8000 Nigerians to flee into the relative safety of Niger’s Diffa region. In December 2014, several important effects were observed, revealing the positive role of SFCG in this crisis situation. How did SFCG programming reduce tensions and promote mutual understanding? ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan
At the 2015 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference in Chicago, DME for Peace had the pleasure to catch up with Jim Rugh. He shared with us his reflections on EvalYear, the AEA, and the future of the field of evaluation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: ICT Works
At the 2015 MERL Tech conference, ICT Works shared experiences and learning from designing dashboards for development projects. The panel presentation unpacked the process of designing dashboards thoughtfully and promoting their use for data-led decision making, including both what worked well and challenges we’ve faced as dashboard designers....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan, Innocent Hitayezu
How can peacebuilding programs get a better understanding of trust?    This question is at the heart of Innocent Hitayezu’s work with women and issues of reconciliation, and continues to shape his work as a peacebuilder and evaluator in Rwanda....
Author / Copyright Holder: Emmanuel Conteh, Search for Common Ground
A global team was brought together in Cape Town for an intensive training on Community-Company Mediation in Complex Environments. Emmanuel Conteh of Search for Common Ground shares what he learned at the workshop. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ella Duncan, Zacharia Diing Akol
It was a long path for a child in war-torn Jonglei State to become a researcher who shapes the growth of a new nation. Zacharia Diing Akol personal journey has taken him around the world and back to South Sudan, where he now works supporting good governance and policy as part of what Zacharia calls the “collective journey” to build South Sudan.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Celestin Nsengiyumva, Ella Duncan
Celestin Nsengiyumva is a peacebuilding evaluator working in Rwanda. Through M&E was not his original career path, Celestin now describes M&E tools and methodologies as the “cornerstone of success” for peacebuilding programs in his homeland of Rwanda....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ruben Grangaard, USIP
The status-quo around survey design needs to change. Too often, data analysis is an afterthought to learning and evaluation processes; survey designs are disconnected from the end goals of analysis. This blog will delve into some common problems of survey design and data analysis, including Timeframes and Recall Bias, Rare Events, and Demographic Information. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Jennie Armstrong, TechChange
This is an Q&A between TechChange and Michael Klein, Director of International Solutions Group, on ideal skills a M&E professional should have and how to get them.  This post was originally posted on August 18th, 2015 on TechChange's blog....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ecumenical Service for Peace (SeP)
This is a reflection on some of Ecumenical Service for Peace's experiences in community mediation in Cameroon with examples of how conflicts between religious communities were mediated.   ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Jared Miller, Search for Common Ground
Jared Miller of Search for Common Ground and the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation reflects on what the SDGs will need for good M&E systems, and reviews what resources already exist to support the process.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Ghinwa Hneide
A few lessons drawn from the Millenium Development Goals era that stress the need for local and national capacity building, institutionalizing learning, and breaking the development goals into context specific ones.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Maud Bakirdjian, Search for Common Ground
To complete our series on participatory video in evaluation, this blog guides you through 11 steps to make a participatory video! ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Maud Bakirdjian, Search for Common Ground
This blog is part of a series on participatory video in peacebuilding evaluation. This piece digs into the advantages and disadvantages of using participatory video in peacebuilding evaluation, and Part Two (to be released the week of July 6, 2015) will be a “How To Make a Participatory Video.” ...

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