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Working in Fragile States: Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding with Impact

Started this discussion. Last reply by DME for Peace Nov 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Working in Fragile States: Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding with ImpactDecember 3, 20129:30am-12:30pm1825 I Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington DCRSVP with Betsy Deas ( by 28…Continue

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Launch of the Learning Portal

Started Dec 1, 2011 0 Replies

Dear Colleagues,We've teased you the past few months with the promise of a comprehensive resource and online community of practice for peacebuilding DM&E. Your wait is now over. The Learning…Continue


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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Peacebuilding and conflict resolution are relatively new areas of professional practice. There are a growing number of organisations active in this field and efforts to more accurately monitor and evaluate projects are developing. There is a real need to share tools, approaches, methodologies and the findings of evaluation so that the community can better understand ‘what works’. In addition, there has been a growing emphasis on development program accountability and an increasing requirement from donors for programs to demonstrate their impact. In response, the peacebuilding sector has been building capacity and reinforcing its monitoring and evaluation work.

The Learning Portal will give the Peacebuilding community an interactive space to enrich the value and the quality of the DM&E work in the sector, from the conceptual level down to day-to-day practices in the field. While the Learning Portal is targeting more specifically the peacebuilding community and the DM&E practitioners in that field, it shall be a major source of information and reflection on DM&E for the larger community in the development world.
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Search for Common Ground-American University's Peacebuilding and Development Institute
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Capacity Building, Evaluation, Monitoring, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training

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A Beginner's Guide to DM&E for Peace: Popular Resources

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 9:18am 2 Comments

Cross-posted from DM&E for Peace

As the administrator of DM&E for Peace, Search for Common Ground is often asked which resources are being accessed the most.  After all, there are so many different resources on the website – where does one even start? 

The answer, of course, depends on what you are looking for – which is why we created an extensive…


Beyond Data: The Limits of Evaluative Data

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 2:08pm 2 Comments

The New York Times has a great op-ed by David Brooks today, February 18, entitled ‘What Data Can’t Do’. The underlying message? That mass quantitative data alone cannot inform decision making: it must be contextualized and valued.

In peacebuilding, and fragile and conflict-affected states…


Looking at the Big Picture in Evaluation

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 1:13pm 1 Comment

Cross posted from the Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding

“Peace requires that many people work at many levels in different ways, and, with all this work, you cannot tell who is responsible for what.”[1]

In order to understand peace and development processes more broadly, experience has shown that we need to look beyond micro-level successes to…


Principles and Strategies for Overcoming Challenges to Evaluation in Situations of Conflict and Fragility

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Cross posted from the Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding

The challenges of conducting evaluation in situations of conflict and fragility have been well documented.  They have been widely experienced and understood and therefore are not outlined in this post. 

What is less widely known and understood are the principles and strategies for overcoming these challenges, which is the focus of this post.  These…


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At 7:44pm on June 25, 2013, Garth Catterall-Heart said…

Help me foster world peace!

I'm starting a new website you may be interested in. It's called the Global Business Network for Peace and Prosperity and you can check it out at -- I'd love to get  your opinion about the idea, and know if you would would be interested in being an advisor, or helping in any way. 

Best Regards,

Garth Catterall-Heart


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