Martina Fischer and Barbara Unger conducted an evaluation of the activities of the Working Group on Peace and Development, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Frieden und Entwicklung (AG FriEnt). The AG FriEnt is a network of governmental and nongovernmental organisations dedicated to search for coherent policies in peace work and development.
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The evaluation aims to assist the network in reflecting its work and drawing conclusions for future strategic planning. The evaluation was based on a participatory approach. 70 interviews were held with representatives from the member organisations and partners from the national and international context. Current FriEnt Members are: The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Heinrich Böll Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Center for International Peace Operations, Platform for Civilian Conflict Management/Institute for Development and Peace Civil Peace Service Group (Konsortium ZFD), and the Church-related agencies Bread for the World (Protestant Development Service) and Misereor (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid). The evaluation investigates the aims and relevance of FriEnts working areas against the background of national policy developments and a changing international context. Furthermore it looks at the impact and benefit of FriEnt’s work for the members and partners, and at the effectiveness of their interaction and cooperation.