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The CDA Perspectives Blog is maintained by CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA). It is intended to share reflections, present information and provoke debate and conversation. On the blog, we share personal experiences of working towards improving impacts of interventions in contexts of conflict and fragility, and findings from collaborative learning projects. In most cases, we discuss issues related to CDA’s practice areas. In addition to our staff contributors, we invite colleagues and partners to share their experiences, and host blog post series.

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Reimagining Evaluation: Putting Equity At The Center as Global Peacebuilding Comes To The United States

Reimagining Evaluation: Putting Equity At The Center as Global Peacebuilding Comes To The United States

In this CDA perspectives blog Dr. Michelle Garred, former CDA Senior Advisor, wrestles with the question of 'What would it look like to center equity when evaluating programs with peacebuilding goals?' In exploring this question, and drawing on inspiration and guidance from the Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI) she explores what it would look like to reimagine the practice of evaluation, globally and in the US, putting equity at the heart of the complex solution of peacebuilding.
Conference Brief Environmental Peacebuilding: Prospects for the Asia-Pacific Region

Conference Brief Environmental Peacebuilding: Prospects for the Asia-Pacific Region

On the 17th and 18th of November 2021, CDA in collaboration with the Initiative for Peacebuilding at The University of Melbourne, the Environmental Peacebuilding Association and Murdoch University convened a diverse set of scholars, practitioners, civil society and government actors to discuss the potential for environmental peacebuilding for the Asia-Pacific region. This conference brief is a reflection of the major themes raised during the conference followed by a conference talk on environmental peacebuilding practice by CDA Senior Associate for Culture, Conflict and the Environment, Dr. Siad Darwish.
As global complex crises abound, how can the US ensure its responses are sensitive to conflict?

As global complex crises abound, how can the US ensure its responses are sensitive to conflict?

In this blog, Saferworld, CDA Collaborative Learning, and Global Emergency Group discuss the U.S. government’s commitment to conflict prevention through the Global Fragility Act and calls on USAID to consider tried and tested models for conflict sensitivity to build on global help desks and facility models used by other international donors.
New USIP Report Gives Us Something to Talk About: The Essential Ingredients for US National Security Grounded in Conflict Prevention

New USIP Report Gives Us Something to Talk About: The Essential Ingredients for US National Security Grounded in Conflict Prevention

Neil Levine, CDA's Board Chair, reflects on the Addressing in a Global Fragility in a Global Pandemic: Elements of a Successful U.S. Strategy Report from the U.S. Institute of Peace. The report offers a timely and comprehensive set of recommendations focused on bringing policy coherence to the U.S. approach to conflict and peacebuilding.
The ‘how’ of shifting power: Transformation in the context of responsible transition processes

The ‘how’ of shifting power: Transformation in the context of responsible transition processes

Across the Stopping As Success cases, the ‘recipe for success’ varies with each organization and context. However, common features of a successful transition process are clear: 1) both technical and procedural aspects of transitions are essential and interconnected and 2) dedicated time to plan for and manage relationships among international and local groups makes responsible transitions possible. In short: the ‘how’ matters.