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The Role of Education in Reducing Violence in Somalia (Webcast)

On 19 April, 2017, ECCN, in collaboration with Mercy Corps, conducted a webcast and discussion on the role education can play in reducing violence.  The presentation explored Mercy Corps’ findings from a rigorous impact evaluation of its USAID-funded Somalia program.  The mixed methods evaluation tested the impact of increasing access to formal education and civic engagement opportunities on youth participation in and support for political violence.

Resources:

Learn more about the impact evaluation:

  • Access the full report
  • Access the research brief
  • Access the executive summary

Presenters:

Feysal Osman, Read more  »

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Analysis of indicators used in USAID education projects in crisis and conflict environments

Author: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network
Full Citation: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network. (2016). Analysis of indicators used in USAID education projects in crisis and conflict environments. Washington, DC: USAID
Resource Type:
  • ECCN Resources
    • Research and Reviews
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluation of the transformative potential of positive gender socialization in education for peacebuilding

Author: Marjorie Chinen, Andrea Coombes, Thomas de Hoop, Mohammed Elmeski, Rosa Castro Zarzur, Kaitlin Carson, Ashley Doria, Joshua Sennett and Gilbert Kiggundu.
Full Citation: Chinen, M., et al. (2016). Evaluation of the transformative potential of positive gender socialization in education for peacebuilding. Washington DC: American Institutes for Research
Resource Type:
  • Research
    • Mixed Methods
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Peacebuilding Programming
  • Make Learning Safer
    • SRGBV
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Uganda
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Monitoring and Evaluation, Peacebuilding Programming, SRGBV

Evaluation of the UNICEF school-based psychosocial program for war-exposed adolescents as implemented during the 2000-2001 school year (technical report)

Author: Christopher M. Layne, Rob Davies, Gary M. Burlingame, William R. Saltzman, Nicole Thomas, and Robert S. Pynoos
Full Citation: Layne, C. M., et al. (2002). Evaluation of the UNICEF school-based psychosocial program for war-exposed adolescents as implemented during the 2000-2001 school year. (Technical report). New York: UNICEF
Resource Type:
  • Project Evaluation
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Make Learning Safer
    • Social Emotional Learning
    • Trauma
Location(s):
  • Europe and Eurasia
    • Bosnia
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Emotional Learning, Trauma

Developmental evaluation: applying complexity concepts to enhance innovation and use

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Full Citation: Patton, M. Q. (2011). Developmental evaluation: applying complexity concepts to enhance innovation and use. New York: Guilford Press.
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Adaptive Management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Theories of Change
Posted in Adaptive Management, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation, Theories of Change

Taking responsibility for complexity: how implementation can achieve results in the face of complex problems

Author: Harry Jones, Harry
Full Citation: Jones, H. (2011). Taking responsibility for complexity: how implementation can achieve results in the face of complex problems. (Working Paper 330). London, UK: Overseas Development Institute
Resource Type:
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
  • Literature Review – Rigorous
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Adaptive Management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
Location(s):
  • Asia
    • Indonesia
Posted in Adaptive Management, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation

Assessing and learning for social change

Author: Irene Guijt
Full Citation: Guijt, I. (2007). Assessing and Learning for Social Change: A Discussion Paper. Brighton, UK: Institute Development Studies.
Resource Type:
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
  • Research
    • Qualitative
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Adaptive Management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Theories of Change
Posted in Adaptive Management, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation, Theories of Change

Developmental evaluation exemplars: principles in practice

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Full Citation: Patton, M. Q. (2016). Developmental evaluation exemplars: principles in practice. New York: Guilford Press
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Adaptive Management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
Posted in Adaptive Management, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation

It’s all about MeE: using structured experiential learning (“e”) to crawl the design space

Author: Lant Pritchett, Salimah Samji, and Jeffrey Hammer
Full Citation: Pritchett, L., Samji, S., & Hammer, J. (2013). It’s all about MeE: using structured experiential learning (“e”) to crawl the design space. (CGD Working Paper 322). Washington, D.C: Center for Global Development.
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation

Managing complexity and uncertainty in development policy and practice

Author: Hilton Root, Harry Jones, and Leni Wild
Full Citation: Root, H., Jones, H., & Wild, L. (2015). Managing complexity and uncertainty in development policy and practice. (Report). London, UK: Overseas Development Institute
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Adaptive Management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
Posted in Adaptive Management, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation

Understanding theory of change in international development

Author: Danielle Stein and Craig Valters
Full Citation: Stein, D., & Valters, C. (2012). Understanding theory of change in international development. (JSRP Paper 1). London, UK: Justice and Security Research Programme
Resource Type:
  • Literature Review – Rigorous
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Theories of Change
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation, Theories of Change

Complexity-aware monitoring: discussion notes (brief)

Author: USAID Learning Lab
Full Citation: USAID Learning Lab. (2013). Complexity-aware monitoring: discussion notes. (Monitoring and Evaluation Series). Washington, D.C: Author
Resource Type:
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation

Review of the use of “theory of change” in international development

Author: Isabel Vogel
Full Citation: Vogel, I. (2012). Review of the use of "theory of change" in international development. (Review Report). London, UK: DFID
Resource Type:
  • Guidance Documents and Tools
  • Literature Review – Rigorous
  • Research
    • Qualitative
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Theories of Change
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation, Theories of Change

Adapting development, improving services to the poor

Author: Leni Wild, David Booth, Clare Cummings, Marta Foresti, and Joseph Wales
Full Citation: Wild, L., et al. (2015). Adapting development, Improving Services to the poor. London, UK: Overseas Development Institute
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
  • Literature Review – Rigorous
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Theories of Change
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
Location(s):
  • Africa
  • Asia
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation, Theories of Change, Understand and Strive for Equity

Evidence, understanding and complexity: evaluation in non-Linear systems

Author: Marian Barnes, Elizabeth Matka, and Helen Sullivan
Full Citation: Barnes, M., Matka, E., & Sullivan, H. (2003). Evidence, understanding and complexity: evaluation in non-Linear systems. Evaluation, 9 (3). pp: 265-284.
Resource Type:
  • Conceptual Review
Topic(s):
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Theories of Change
Location(s):
  • Europe and Eurasia
    • United Kingdom
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation, Theories of Change