Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: USAID, International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
This evaluation is the final performance evaluation of USAID/East Africa’s (USAID/EA) Peace in East and Central Africa II (PEACE II) program. The five-year PEACE II program was USAID/EA’s primary conflict mitigation activity in terms of financial investment and profile, and operated from 2007-2012.  PEACE II program activities were active in multiple peace corridors along the Kenya-Somalia border and in one corridor on the Kenya-Uganda border....
Author / Copyright Holder: Catholic Relief Services
The following is the final evaluation report for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS)/Kosovo “Youth Securing the Future (YSF) Project”, contracted by CRS to an external evaluator. This participatory evaluation engaged 54 direct and indirect project participants and focused on evaluating the long-term effects of the project, lessons learned and recommendations for the future, in pursuit of the project’s goal, “Youth feel secure about their future in Kosovo”. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Guus van derVeer
Evaluation of psychosocial programmes can be carried out for a variety reasons. It is the nature of these reasons that determines what is exactly is evaluated, what criteria and which methods are used. In this article, the focus is on evaluation as a pathway to learn from experience and develop expertise....
Author / Copyright Holder: Wendy Ager
This paper describes the development of a guide on evaluation, commissioned by UNICEF for their field officers in 2006. The consultation process in developing the content of the guide is discussed, revealing varying perceptions of what is known and practiced in the field in relation to evaluation. Broader ¢ndings about evaluation design and methods are also discussed, based on a review by the Mailman School of Public Health.The paper then focuses on specifc aspects of evaluation of psychosocial programmes that seem to generate particular diffculties in practice....
Author / Copyright Holder: Stark, Lindsay, et. al.
This article describes a participative ranking methodology for identifying local understanding of reintegration and adjustment of potential value in programme planning and evaluation. It was applied in the context of girls formerly associated with fighting forces in Sierra Leone....
Author / Copyright Holder: Alexander Mayer-Rieckh and Serge Rumin
Security sector reform (SSR) commonly refers to a nationally-owned process aimed at transforming a dysfunctional security sector into an effective and accountable one that provides security and justice services to all groups of society. The concept of SSR is based on the understanding that ineffective and unaccountable security sectors represent an obstacle to development, in particular in countries emerging from armed conflict....