Evaluation in Violently Divided Societies: Politics, Ethics and Methods

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Journal of Peacebuilding & Development Volume 8, Issue 2 (2013) Guest Editors: Kenneth Bush and Colleen Duggan "Those who work in support of peacebuilding and development initiatives are acutely aware that conflict-affected environments are volatile, unpredictable and fast-changing. In light of this reality, evaluation and research in the service of peacebuilding and  development ...

Duggan & Bush on Evaluation in Settings Affected by Violent Conflict: What Difference Does Context Make?

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

From AEA365:| A Tip-a-Day by and for Evaluators. Posted: 08 Feb 2013 12:51 AM PST "We are Colleen Duggan, Senior Evaluation Specialist, International Development Research Centre (Canada) and Kenneth Bush, Director of Research, International Conflict Research (Northern Ireland).  For the past three years, we have been collaborating on a joint exploratory ...

Guidance for designing, monitoring and evaluating peacebuilding projects: using theories of change

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

CARE, June 2012. Available as pdf "To advance the use of theory-based inquiry within the field of peacebuilding, CARE International and International Alert undertook a two and a half year research project to develop light touch methods to monitor and evaluate peacebuilding projects, and pilot these in Democratic Republic of Congo ...

Peacebuilding with impact: Defining Theories of Change

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Care International UK, January 2012. 12 pages. Available as pdf Executive Summary: "Focusing on theories of change can improve the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions. A review of 19 peacebuilding projects in three confict-affected countries found that the process of articulating and reviewing theories of change adds rigour and transparency, clarifes project ...

Improving Peacebuilding Evaluation A Whole-of-Field Approach

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

by Andrew Blum, June 2011. United States Institute of Peace,  Available as pdf Found courtesy of @poverty_action Summary The effective evaluation of peacebuilding programs is essential if the field is to learn what constitutes effective and ineffective practice and to hold organizations accountable for using good practice and avoiding ...

The Evaluation of Storytelling as a Peace-building Methodology

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Experiential Learning Paper No. 5 January 2011 www.irishpeacecentres.org This paper is the record of an international workshop which was held in Derry in September 2010 on the evaluation of storytelling as a peace-building methodology. This was an important and timely initiative because currently there is no generally agreed method of evaluating storytelling despite ...