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Monitoring tools for more effective work in conflict transformation by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
December 5, 2006, 4:54 pm
Filed under: Development theory, If you have time for longer reading!

The PCR Project (Prevention, Conflict Analysis, and Reconstruction) ran an interesting article this summer called Outcomes not Outputs: Monitoring and Evaluation in Post-Conflict Environments (click to read the article). They claim that “Evaluation can increase the sophistication of the international community’s understanding of post-conflict environments and improve its ability to tackle the complex issues of reconstruction. What is less clear is how to measure in a way that is trusted by both donors and recipients. Integrated design, monitoring and evaluation (DME) knowledge in the hands of policy makers and practitioners is one key step in this direction“. They recommend Search For Common Ground‘s Designing for Results:Integrating Monitoring and Evaluation in Conflict Transformation Programs. Written by SCG with US Institute for Peace and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, they claim it is “the first of his kind to focus on the particular needs of the conflict transformation field. It addresses the many challenges faced by conflict transformation practitioners in their attempts to measure and increase the effectiveness of their work with practical tips and examples from around the world.”

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