is currently considerable interest in, and rapid development of,
approaches to evaluating programmes and projects which address conflict
situations. Different methods meet the needs and complexities of
different situations and hence there is scope for a variety of approaches.
This section provides links to a range of evaluation methods and
completed evaluations which have arisen within the conflict resolution
field and other disciplines, such as international development.
Action Evaluation Research Institute offers a new method of evaluation
which focuses on defining, monitoring, and assessing success. This
site also offers an insight into projects and successful stories.
Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian
Reports Database contains evaluation reports of other agencies.
Bibliographic records for all of the documents in the collection are available
from the public database.
International Development Agency (CIDA)
The CIDA compendium has a section on 'Measuring Results', which includes methodological
approaches. CIDA has implemented a Results-Based Management Policy (RBM) -
a means of improving management effectiveness and accountability. A search
for RBM provides a list of RBM reports and guides which deal with the concept
of RBM as well as some case studies.
Danida has an on-line publication entitled 'Evaluation Guidelines' which deals
with definitions, types of evaluation, the evaluation process, methods
and making use of evaluation.
ELDIS is a
Gateway to Information Sources on Development and the Environment. Within
the 'pick an issue' drop down menu there are sections on completed project
evaluation and participatory evaluation, which includes methods, tools
and manuals and case studies.
search of the Humanity Development Library by 'Participatory Impact Monitoring'
results in a number of relevant works. These include papers on the concept
of participatory impact monitoring.
for Development Policy and Management (IDPM)
In the 'information about' section on the IDPM homepage there
are publications online. These publications include those on
peacebuilding and complex emergencies. These working papers
address research methodology and case studies of the roles
of NGOs in peacebuilding.
Development Research Center (IDRC)
Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Program has a publications sections
which includes papers on impact assessment.
Bank Evaluation Unit
Unit conducts evaluations of World Bank Institute activities. The site
includes evaluation methodology tools, handbooks, lessons and good practices.
K., 'A Measure of Peace: Peace And Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA)
Of Development Projects In Conflict Zones', IDRC, 1998.Click here for
K., 'Participatory Evaluation in Programmes Involving Governance
Decentralisation: A Methodological Note', Management & Governance
Network [MAGNET]: UNDP, 1996. Click here for
M., 'Evaluation and Conflict Impact Assessment', Bergof Center
Handbook. Click here for
D., 'Participatory Evaluation? Yeah, That's Fine, but We Want a Conventional
Report!: A Case Study of the Perils of Designing and Implementing a
Participatory Evaluation', Action Evaluation Project: ARIA Group, 1997.
Click here for
J., 'Applying Action Evaluation to Community and Neighbourhood
Development Initiatives', The McGregor School of Antioch University.
L., 'Conflict Impact Assessment (CIAS) at the Policy and Project
Level', University of Leuven: Belgium, 1998.
M., 'Conflict Impact Assessment (CIA): A Discussion Paper', DFID,
C., Impact Assessment for Development Agencies:Learning to Value
Change, Oxfam, 1999. Ordering information from
M., Monitoring and Evaluating Capacity Development in Sub-Saharan
Africa, Institute on Governance: Canada, 1999.