Designing and Implementing Effective Monitoring and Evaluation for Development, Peacebuilding & Humanitarian Operations

About the programme

Designing and Implementing Effective Monitoring and Evaluation for Development, Peacebuilding & Humanitarian Operations is a three-day Executive Leadership Programme designed for senior practitioners, monitoring & evaluation units, field staff, and heads of agencies working in peacebuilding and peace support operations – including crisis management; violence prevention; mediation, peacemaking and peace processes during armed conflict; peacebuilding and development; post-war recovery and reconciliation; UN missions; and demobilization, disarmament and reintegration programmes.

The programme has been designed to assist organisations, agencies and missions in the field to see how to develop appropriate monitoring & evaluation systems and processes customized for their exact needs and contexts. Drawing upon the state of the art of the field and best practices in Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, the programme will assist participants to:

  • Understand how to develop and apply effective M&E systems
  • Develop appropriate indicators for missions and programmes
  • Track impact on conflict context and peacebuilding / stabilization objectives
  • Develop dynamic learning systems to improve quality and impact of missions and field operations

As part of the Executive Leadership Programme series, the programme is highly intense and effective, focusing on improving practical and applied skills and tools for those working in the field. In 3-days participants work together with other leading practitioners and agencies from around the world, rigorously review and evaluate their own programmes and strengths and challenges of peacebuilding in their contexts and are exposed to a range of rigorous and effective methodologies, tools and case studies which they can apply in their work. Different to training programs and workshops, ELPs select participants based upon their work and then take them through a customized methodology to assist them in improving the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their programs. Participants – from governments, UN agencies, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and local, national and international organizations – have reviewed IPDTC’s London line of Executive Leadership Programmes as amongst the best of their kind in the world.

Participants will

  • Draw upon best practices and lessons learned in peacebuilding, crisis management, development and post-war recovery programme development and implementation to improve the planning and implementation of their programmes
  • Work through all stages of programme development, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and follow-through using own cases and programmes
  • Develop effective, customised processes relevant for their agency, mission or organisation and the needs and contexts in which they are working
  • Improve applied peace and conflict and situation analysis and conflict intelligence to support better design of peacebuilding, prevention, development and post-war recovery programmes which can operate effectively and contribute to transforming the root causes and impacts of conflicts
  • Develop improved skills for designing relevant and appropriate programme and engagement strategies and activities, including crisis management and prevention; peacebuilding; social, economic and political stabilisation; social cohesion and inclusion programming; reconciliation in divided communities; demobilisation and reintegration of combatants and armed groups; designing mediation and peace processes; and post-war recovery, rehabilitation and development
  • Improve relevance, appropriateness and coherence of your programmes with local and national needs, capabilities, cultures and contexts
  • Address key issues in peacebuilding and post-war recovery and how they impact programming and implementation, including: sustainability, ownership, challenges and collapse of peace and recovery processes, impact and effectiveness, gender, human rights, stabilisation and security, managing risk, working in challenging and complex environments, and multi-track engagement
  • Better integrate appropriate and effective design, planning, development, and monitoring and evaluation tools into the work of your organisation/agency
    Support local capacity development and strengthening community and national ownership
  • Design peacebuilding and conflict transformation interventions for specific communities and sectors: including conflict party leadership, national and cultural groups, youth, women, media, businesses
  • Develop tools to assist your organisation, institution or agency for short, medium, and long-term

Key skills

  • Take participants through a customized methodology designed to assist agencies, organisations and UN country missions in developing appropriate monitoring and evaluation methodologies for improving impact and effectiveness of peacebuilding programmes
  • Provide a dynamic, safe environment using a confidentiality rule to enable participants and their organizations/agencies to address key issues and challenges they face in their work
  • Provide effective tools which can be used by participants and their organizations in developing baselines, indicators, types of change, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Explore best practices and lessons learned in applied monitoring and evaluation from peacebuilding and conflict transformation programmes and national and international organizations, together with senior staff and practitioners from around the world

For more information, please send an e-mail to: [email protected].