Translating evidence into effective peacebuilding programming

with the United States Institute of Peace

The thirty-year high in violent conflict makes it an urgent matter for the peacebuilding field to translate evidence into effective programming. Growing interest in and demand for evidence-based peacebuilding projects spans from conflict-affected communities and societies themselves, to donors, international agencies, peacebuilding organizations, and global governments. The relatively new demand for evidence-based practices in peacebuilding comes from both top-level (states, policymakers, major donors) and grassroots or bottom-level (local groups, communities, implementing staff of global institutions) organizations. Many organizations and their leaders seeking peacebuilding impact are keen to review their peacebuilding project cycle, from design to implementation and evaluation, and to incorporate evidence-based practices at every stage.

CDA and the Learning, Evaluation and Research team of the United States Institute of Peace (LER/USIP) are working to understand how evidence from conflict analysis and assessments informs project design and how subsequent adaptations to project design are made based on evidence gathered during project implementation.

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Nanako Tamaru, Associate, Peacebuilding Effectiveness

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Lillie Ris, Associate, Planning and Evaluation