Institution: OECD DAC INCA
Publication date: 2012
Keywords: M&E; Conflict
These guidelines will be of most relevance to desk officers responsible for designing robust M&E ToRs as well as to staff conducting M&E processes.
The publication provides step-by-step guidance on evaluation, as well as some basic principles on good programme design and management. It urges donors and partners to:
- Base their work on a clear understanding of the conflict context, its key drivers, political economy, dynamics and actors, and a deep analysis of how their own activities will interact with and impact (directly or indirectly) on peacebuilding and statebuilding processes.
- Use critical analysis to generate more credible information about the effectiveness and results of their peacebuilding strategies and programmes.
- Question the underlying assumptions of their work and strengthen the evidence-base for peacebuilding support by testing their theories about how change happens.
- Be responsive to and sensitive of the conflict when designing, implementing or evaluating programmes – to avoid making things worse