Impact Assessment & Evaluation

How do we learn what good conflict interventions do? What are the latest developments in impact assessment and evaluation?

Handbook Articles:

  • Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church: Evaluating Peacebuilding: Not Yet All It Could Be. 2011. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Reina C. Neufeldt: "Frameworkers" and "Circlers" - Exploring Assumptions in Impact Assessment. 2011. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Mark Hoffman: Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment Methodology. 2004. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Mary B. Anderson: Experiences with Impact Assessment: Can We Know What Good We Do?. 2004. Handbook Article. PDF >

Also of interest:

  • Ulrike Hopp & Barbara Unger: Time to Learn: Expanding Organisational Capacities in Conflict Settings. 2009. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 7 - comment. PDF >
  • Martina Fischer: Participatory Evaluation and Critical Peace Research: A Precondition for Peacebuilding. 2009. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 7 - comment. PDF >
  • David Bloomfield, Martina Fischer & Beatrix Schmelzle (Eds.): New Trends in PCIA. 2005. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 4 - complete. PDF >
  • Alex Austin, Martina Fischer & Oliver Wils (Eds.): Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment. Critical Views on Theory and Practice. 2003. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 1 - complete. Hardcopy >

Other publications:

  • Anita Ernstdorfer, Isabella Jean & Peter Woodrow, with Diana Chigas: Thinking Evaluatively in Peacebuilding Design, Implementation and Monitoring. Resource Guide. Cambridge, MA: CDA & Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium, 2016. link>
  • FriEnt: How do I know? Strategic Planning, Learning and Evaluation for Peacebuilding. Bonn: FriEnt, 2014. link>