Conflict Resolution & Evaluation
Meeting - 4-5
Conflict Resolution & Evaluation (CRE) Meeting was an outcome
of INCORE's project Conflict Resolution Evaluation: The State
of the Art. The CRE Meeting was designed to further the thinking
and practice of evaluation methodology in the field of conflict
resolution and fed directly into INCORE's two publications
on conflict resolution evaluation.
Evaluation of Conflict Resolution Interventions: Framing the
State of Play
Evaluation of Conflict Resolution: Part II: Emerging Practice
Participants were carefully selected according to:
- their expertise
and experience in conflict resolution evaluation
- the need to ensure
balanced representation of funders, practitioners and evaluators
- the need to ensure
the diverse make-up of the group as regards nationality, country
experience and gender.
Before the CRE Meeting, participants engaged in a three stage Pre-Meeting
process, designed to maximise the input of participants and tailor
the working group.
- Stage 1: Participants'
objectives, areas of experience and suggested topics for
discussion were identified through email correspondence. This
helped generate the agenda for the working group meeting.
- Stage 2: Participants
were asked to submit short comments on a specific subject or area
of specialisation. This provided a basis for the working group discussion
sessions and enabled participants to share their expertise.
- Stage 3: A draft
copy of INCORE's research document Evaluation of Conflict Resolution
Interventions: Framing the State of Play was circulated to all participants
for comments and suggestions. This created a common ground to which
participants could both refer and respond to during the working group
The agenda of the
CRE Meeting was both inclusive and flexible. Participants were invited
to attend the discussion sessions of their choosing.
Each discussion session related to one of the following three themes:
- Conducting CR Evaluations
- Utilisation of Evaluation
each discussion session are available, arranged according to theme.
These are purposefully brief and are designed to highlight the
key questions and issues raised by the working group.
At the close of
the CRE Meeting seventeen participants completed a Participant Feedback
Questionnaire. A detailed analysis of this feedback is available.
The document pays particular attention to:
- What participants found most useful about the CRE Meeting
- How the CRE Meeting could have been improved
- What participants learned from the CRE Meeting
- How participants think the debate about conflict resolution evaluation
should be continued with policy makers, practitioners and funders.