Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: InterAction
With financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, InterAction developed a four-part series of guidance notes and webinars on impact evaluation. The purpose of the series is to build the capacity of NGOs (and others) to demonstrate effectiveness by increasing their understanding of and ability to conduct high quality impact evaluation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Sandra Sjögren & Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
In this post, Sandra Sjögren and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church discuss why they chose to use the Most Significant Change approach in monitoring an anti-corruption program in the DRC, the monitoring process, and in what ways it did (or did not) fit their needs....
Author / Copyright Holder: African Evaluation Association & Alliance for Peacebuilding
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk on Thursday, July 20th in which the African Evaluation Association and the Alliance for Peacebuilding hosted a discussion on "Developing Context Specific M&E Tools." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Emily Long
What is inclusivity in the context of the design process, and how can the design, monitoring, and evaluation community make sure that it is integral to their programs, projects, and activities? While contexts and circumstances -- and in turn resources, limitations, and opportunities -- certainly vary by location and over time, the following post aims to provide five general guidelines for working toward inclusivity that should be applicable, relevant, and plausible in most situations. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Anita Ernstorfer & Lillie Ris
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from July 13th, 2017 which was hosted by Anita Ernstorfer & Lillie Ris who led a discussion on "Emerging Approaches to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Aubri Tuero
With the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2250, the United Nations Security Council urged Member States to devise ways to give youth a greater voice in decision-making and enable their participation in peace processes....
Author / Copyright Holder: Alliance for Peacebuilding
The peacebuilding, development, and human rights fields have engineered powerful, effective tools to reduce violence, spanning the full conflict spectrum from prevention through reconstruction. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Lena Slachmuiljder
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from June 1st, 2017. In this talk, Lena Slachmuiljder of Search for Common Ground led a discussion on "Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder's Guide." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Michael Sayre
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from Thursday, May 11th as Michael Sayre of Search for Common Ground led a discussion on "The Evolution of Collective Impact." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Kat Haugh
In September 2016, we published the results of a literature review on the evidence base for collaborating, learning and adapting and stated that we planned to update it on an ongoing basis.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Zahed Yousuf
Opportunities to find politically feasible solutions are everywhere; the challenge is searching for them. There is a growing acknowledgement within the development sector that achieving sustainable development outcomes is highly complex and cannot be isolated from a wide range of differing socioeconomic and political interests [1] ....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jindra Cekan
Poor villagers like Edith, Aminata, Rituu, and Juan don’t appear much on the nightly news.  You might never know they exist unless you stop and read your mail from some charity asking you to help them....
Author / Copyright Holder: Peace Direct
This learning summary highlights the main successes, challenges and lessons learnt from an ongoing project delivered by Peace Direct and the Collaborative for Peace Sudan (CfPS) in South and West Kordofan, which aims to strengthen local conflict prevention capacity by creating and supporting local Peace Committees (PCs) across the region. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Peace Direct
This learning summary highlights the main successes, challenges and lessons learnt from an ongoing project delivered by Peace Direct and the Collaborative for Peace Sudan (CfPS) in South and West Kordofan, which  aims to strengthen local conflict prevention capacity by creating and supporting local Peace Committees (PCs) across the region. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Roger MacGinty
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from April 13th as Roger MacGinty of the University of Manchester and Everyday Peace to led a discussion on "Follow that car! Telling the story of conflict and peacebuilding through material objects."   ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Lillie Ris and Anita Ernstorfer, Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium
This paper aims to contribute to improving the relevance and effectiveness of ‘preventing’ or ‘countering’ violent extremism (P/CVE) approaches, including through the critical consideration of both the policy context in which P/CVE exists and the types of efforts being undertaken under this heading.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Jindra Cekan
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk on, March 30th hosted by Jindra Cekan of Valuing Voices who led a discussion on "Built to last? Embedding sustainability in the project cycle." ...
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....
Author / Copyright Holder: Adrienne Lemon
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk on March 16th, 2017 hosted by Adrienne Lemon of Search for Common Ground who led a discussion on "The Foundations of Monitoring and Evaluation." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Laura Gagliardone
  Abstract People’s behavior is determined by their setting of goals, the motivation they feel associated with goal achievement, their evaluation of efforts toward the goals, and the resulting satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Therefore if you want to persuade people to modify their behavior, then you have to take into consideration key elements of social psychology which this article summarizes as a handy guideline based on the book entitled ‘Social Psychology and Evaluation’ written by Donaldson, S....

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