Theories of Change Page

Information on theories of change, and the consortium project led by CARE and International Alert exploring their use in the DME of peacebuilding.


Resources

Online

  • www.mymande.org - UNICEF co-organised website with online videos, tools and resources around DME in general.
  • www.dmeforpeace.org - SFCG/American university co-organised website for specific DME for peacebuilding tools and resources.

DME Trainings, Notes and Guides

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Selecting Evaluation Approaches; Options in Peacebuilding Evaluation
27/07/2015
Mark Rogers Author (PA Wilton Posted)
This paper focuses on the evaluation approaches useful in evaluating peacebuilding and conflictsensitive development programmes lead by NGOs. The intent is to provide programme managers with information they can use to discuss approach options with evaluators.
Selecting Evaluation Approaches
CCVRI: Measuring the Unmeasurable
17/06/13
SFCG
The purpose of this practical how-to guide is to provide an overview of key tools, methodologies and approaches in the social sciences that can be utilised for measuring intangible change in conflict-affected and fragile environments. The paper presents the tool and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the individual tools.

Each tool is accompanied with a small discussion on how the tool can be used for measuring hard-to-reach, intangible changes in situations of conflict and fragility. When appropriate, examples on how to apply the tools in conflict and fragile environments have been integrated.
DFID Measuring the Unmeasurable_FINAL 2013.pdf
CCVRI: Integrated Development and Peacebuilding Programming
17/06/13
CCVRI
How to measure peacebuilding elements within development programmes and vice-versa.
ME of integrated programming Final.pdf
CCVRI: Back to Basics: A Compilation of Best Practices for Design, Monitoring, & Evaluation in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments
24/04/2013
CCVRI
A compilation of existing best practices, critical information, practical tips and further resources for all stages in programme cycles operating in fragile and conflict-affected environments.
Back to Basics Doc
Guide Practique TOC en RDC
15-06-12
International Alert
Guide in French on TOC in peacebuilding DME in the DRC. Produced by International Alert, CARE's partners in the TOC project (2009-2012)
RDC Guide Practique
Peacebuilding with Impact: Defining Theories of Change
31-01-12
Heidi Ober
Learning paper on Theories of Change in Design Monitoring and Evaluation of Peacebuilding. the paper explains the advantages and limitations on using this approach, based on evidence from 19 peacebuilding projects around the world.
CARE ToC DME Learning Paper
DFID Briefing paper on Working Effectively in Conflict Affected states: I Monitoring and Evaluation
09-11-11
DFID
Part of nine part briefing paper series. Full list available in the Donor Policy/DFID section.
I_building-peaceful-states-I[1].pdf
Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Programmes INCORE Summer School 2005
Summary of course – Rachel Goldwyn
20-07-11
Rachel Goldwyn
Summary of the course, contents:
  • Introduction to Evaluation
  • Conventional evaluation practice
  • Problems with applying conventional evaluation practice to peacebuilding programming
  • Revising the conventional approach to incorporate peacebuilding requirements
  • Alternative methodologies for evaluating peacebuilding programming
  • Annex 1 Overall feedback on the course
  • Annex 2 Overarching framework for evaluation – Church and Shouldice
INCORE Training Summary 2005
Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Projects Advanced course by Emery Brusset & Tony Vaux
September 2006
20-07-11
Rachel Goldwyn
Summary of the course: Methodologies presented in the course include:
  • DFID’S STRATEGIC CONFLICT ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK
  • MACRO IMPACT ANALYSIS
  • CONFLICT SENSITIVE APPROACHES
  • NARRATIVE DISAGGREGATION
  • REFLECTING ON PEACE PRACTICE
  • QUANTITATIVE SURVEY APPROACH
  • THE UK GOVERNMENT’S PUBLIC SERVICE AGREEMENT APPROACH
  • THE CASCADE OF OBJECTIVES
  • OPPORTUNITY MAPPING
  • HERWEG STEINER METHOD
  • PRACTICALITIES OF EVALUATING PEACEBUILDING PROGRAMMES
Channel Research course 2006 Notes
Life and Peace Institute (LPI) Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PME&L) Tool.
09-05-11
LPI
This tool introduces the key steps for PME&L with a special emphasis on conflict transformation engagement. Learning is at the centre of all these stages and takes place throughout the process. For each of the major stages, there are a number of learning questions to address. The stages interact with each other, e.g. monitoring will in many cases also mean re-planning. After reflecting on challenges and opportunities for doing PME&L with a results-based focus in conflict transformation, the chapters will describe the key steps in planning (conflict analysis, theories of change, results chains
PMEL March 2011.pdf
Encouraging Effective Evaluation of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities: Towards DAC Guidance.
05-08-11
DAC-OECD
Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).DAC Network on Conflict, Peace and Development Co-operation and the DAC Network on
Development Evaluation, Sept. 2007.
OECD DAC DME Guide



DME Tools

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Reflective Peacebuidling: A planning, monitoring and learning Toolkit
04-10-11
CRS, Lederach, Neufeldt, Cubertson
A practical toolkit for becoming reflective practitioners, enhancing their capacity to design and impact transformative change. The toolkit looks at before, during and after implementation, as well as how to document learning.
reflective_peacebuilding[1].pdf
CARE West Bank/Gaza Eye to the Future Project DME guidebook
04-10-11
WBG/ Edgework consulting
Written by WBG project consultant the DME guide explains their process of developing and implementing a DME plan for the Eye to the Future project based on its logic model. 15 Pages. Could be interesting to see a USAID funded project M&E system.
WBG PB Project M&E Guidebook.pdf
CARE Burundi, Peace and Conflict monitoring tool
May 9, 2011
Chartier Niyungeko
A tool developped by CARE Burundi so to help projects staffs together with community members to develop and monitor peace and conflict indicators in the operating area. The presentation introduces some basic concepts and then lays out a monitoring grid for gathering data on local conflict. Another table helps to frame how to create indicators for different levels of conflict.

Indicators

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Violence Against Women and Girls: A Compendium of Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators
05-08-11
PAW
The guide was developed for managers, organizations, and policy makers working in the field of Violence against Women and Girls (VAW/G) program implementation and evaluation in developing countries, as well as for people who provide technical assistance to these individuals and organizations. Indicators were developed to measure the following areas within VAW/G: 1. Magnitude and characteristics of different forms of VAW/G (skewed sex rations, intimate partner violence, violence from someone other than an intimate partner, female genital cutting/mutilation and child marriage); 2. Programs addressing VAW/G by sector (health, education, justice/security, social welfare); 3. Under-documented forms of VAW/G and emerging areas (humanitarian emergencies, trafficking in persons, femicide), and preventing VAW/G (youth, community mobilization, working with men and boys). The indicators can also be used by programs that may not specifically focus on VAW/G, but include reducing levels of VAW/G as part of their aims.
ms-08-30.pdf

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