Transforming Knowledge into Change

Guidance for designing, monitoring and evaluating peacebuilding projects using theories of change

Achieving peace is a lengthy, complex process that involves many actors and interventions, some of whom work toward peace, while others promote the continuation of conflict. Conventional development models do not typically contemplate working with stakeholders for whom recourse to violence is the norm. Opportunities for peacebuilding evolve with shifting conflict dynamics. In peacebuilding, one step forward is often followed by steps backward. This guide seeks to help practitioners address these challenges.

To advance the use of theory-based inquiry within the field of peacebuilding, CARE International and International Alert decided to undertake a two and a half year research project to develop light touch methods to monitor and evaluate peacebuilding projects, and pilot these in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nepal and Uganda. This guide emerges from the efforts of peacebuilders who field tested the processes to define and assess the changes to which they hoped to contribute. Members of research teams, each representing a peacebuilding project, and a steering committee of advisors, developed this guidance together for designing, monitoring and evaluating peacebuilding projects.


Bibliographic Details
Author Heidi Ober, Carlisle Levine, Cheyanne Church
Publisher CARE International UK
Publication Date June 2, 2012
Publication City London, UK
Publication Work
Resource Type
Resource Focus
Submitted to Point K July 20, 2012 - 11:23am

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