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The Challenges of Participation: Reflections on Generations For Peace’s Approach to Participatory Monitoring

By Sairah Yusuf, Senior Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Generations For Peace “Participation” has become a buzzword in the development and peace-building sector. Approaches to programme design, programme implementation, and programme monitoring and evaluation are increasingly expected to be less “top-down” and to instead ask for the input and involvement of members of local communities. There are a whole series of advantages to using participatory … Continue reading The Challenges of Participation: Reflections on Generations For Peace’s Approach to Participatory Monitoring

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

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Looking deeper: Examining Sources of School Violence in East Amman, Jordan

By Maria Seeley, GFP Oxford Summer Field Researcher In August 2014, Generations For Peace (GFP) was proud to celebrate the conclusion of the first year of GFP’s Violence in Schools programme in East Amman, which used Sport For Peace to deal with issues of bullying, disruptive behaviour and violent conflict. The final ceremony, held on 22 August, included Delegates and Pioneers, HQ staff, and a … Continue reading Looking deeper: Examining Sources of School Violence in East Amman, Jordan