New Trends in PCIA

Handbook Dialogue No. 4

Questions of effectiveness, impact and evaluation continue to be most relevant for the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation: Adam Barbolet, Rachel Goldwyn, Hesta Groenewald & Andrew Sherriff report with intimate knowledge on the development of "conflict sensitivity" as an alternative to PCIA; Kenneth Bush sends thought-provoking "field notes", reflecting on his learning in the context of applying PCIA in the South; Thania Paffenholz presents a comprehensive overview of the "Aid for Peace Approach". Short reflection papers by all authors discuss the propositions. Berghof Handbook Dialogue 4 sheds light on progress and controversy regarding the new trends in peace and conflict impact assessment.

  • David Bloomfield, Martina Fischer & Beatrix Schmelzle (Eds.): New Trends in PCIA. 2005. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 4 - complete. PDF >

Single contributions:

  • Beatrix Schmelzle: Introduction: New Trends in Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA). 2005. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 4 - intro. PDF >
  • Adam Barbolet, Rachael Goldwyn, Hesta Groenewald & Andrew Sherriff: The Utility and Dilemmas of Conflict Sensitivity. 2005. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 4 - article. PDF >
  • Kenneth Bush: Field Notes. Fighting Commodification and Disempowerment in the Development Industry: Things I Learned about PCIA in Habarana and Mindanao. 2005. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 4 - article. PDF >
  • Kenneth Bush: Appendices I-III. 2005. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 4 - appendix. PDF >
  • Thania Paffenholz: Third-Generation PCIA: Introducing the Aid for Peace Approach. 2005. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 4 - article. PDF >
  • Adam Barbolet, Rachael Goldwyn, Hesta Groenewald & Andrew Sherriff: Reflection - Ways of Moving Forward: A Community of Practice and Learning. 2005. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 4 - comment. PDF >
  • Kenneth Bush: Reflection - Alice Through the Looking Glass. 2005. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 4 - comment. PDF >
  • Thania Paffenholz: Reflection - More Field Notes: Critical Issues when Implementing PCIA. 2005. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 4 - comment. PDF >

Also of interest:

  • 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 >
  • Martina Fischer: Participatory Evaluation and Critical Peace Research: A Precondition for Peacebuilding. 2009. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 7 - comment. PDF >
  • Ulrike Hopp & Barbara Unger: Time to Learn: Expanding Organisational Capacities in Conflict Settings. 2009. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 7 - comment. PDF >
  • Mary B. Anderson: Experiences with Impact Assessment: Can We Know What Good We Do?. 2004. Handbook Article. 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 >