Sri Lanka - GFP programme

Data Collection: “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail”

By Alex Hamilton, GFP Oxford PhD scholar Collecting data properly is difficult. In theory, research must be organised, consistent and clear so that people can trust the results and reproduce them. But in reality, field researchers face complex challenges that limit the degree to which they can conform to the principles of well-conducted scientific research. The process of collecting the right data is about a balance … Continue reading Data Collection: “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail”

A New Evaluation Approach for Generations For Peace? The Most Significant Change Method

By Alexander Dyzenhaus, Oxford Summer Field Researcher The Most Significant Change (MSC) approach is a simple tool that can be used to evaluate any kind of project or programme that aims to create changes in people’s lives. It involves asking participants in particular programmes to tell a story illustrating what they consider to be the most significant change to have occurred in their lives. Put simply, the … Continue reading A New Evaluation Approach for Generations For Peace? The Most Significant Change Method

Saad and Edward with volunteers in KGZ

Expressing Ownership: Overcoming Programme Implementation Obstacles in Kyrgyzstan

By Saad Hafeez, Oxford Summer Field Researcher What helps people overcome challenges in transforming conflicts in their communities? At Generations For Peace (GFP), local volunteers train other community members and lead the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes aimed at transforming conflict in their own communities. This summer, I was commissioned by the Generations For Peace Institute (GFPI) to understand what problems volunteers face in … Continue reading Expressing Ownership: Overcoming Programme Implementation Obstacles in Kyrgyzstan

Nigeria - Participatory Evaluation

Revisiting Participatory Evaluation – Nigerian Style

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute

Generations For Peace (GFP) conducted the first-ever set of local Participatory Evaluations (PEs) in 2014. Over the course of nine months, staff from GFP HQ travelled to 11 countries on three different continents to support our GFP volunteers who carried out the PEs for 22 programmes in total.

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Sri Lanka - M&E

Experiences in Sri Lanka: Pre-Testing – A Key Component of Any Successful Evaluation

By Alex Hamilton, GFP Oxford PhD scholar Greetings Generations For Peace (GFP) Delegates and Pioneers, this is Alex again, the GFP Oxford PhD scholar. You may remember my previous blog post in November last year, when I was visiting Sri Lanka for the first time. I am exploring the links between public health and forms of peace-building evaluation to further both my own and GFP’s knowledge … Continue reading Experiences in Sri Lanka: Pre-Testing – A Key Component of Any Successful Evaluation