We aspire to be thought leaders within the field of Monitoring and Evaluation for peacebuilding, our commitment to learning with our partners gaining widespread recognition.
Our commitment to learning with our partners means all our major programmes have quality evaluations. We take time to reflect on our learning, to integrate it into our work, and to share this knowledge with others.
We are leading the way in exploring new approaches to locally led Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Working in close connection to those taking action on the ground, we develop contextually appropriate, low cost, sustainable and analytically valid tools and systems that place local people in control of collecting, evaluating and learning from their own impact.
We have never been afraid to do things differently. We are not afriad to try new approaches, explore new ways of thinking, or challenge inflexible ways of monitoring that do not put local people at the centre of evaluating their own projects. By challenging traditional approaches and finding new ways forward, we are at the forefront of the mission to support local people to stop war and build peace.
What we do
Putting the local first in Monitoring and Evaluation
Peace Direct conducts research into how M&E can hinder or enhance locally led programming, and how M&E can better enable programmes to adapt to changes in context.Use the interactive tool
Stopping at success
We are launching two new research projects which focus on how different contexts, systems and structure enable or inhibit the development of local civil society.
The first, Stopping at Success, will look into how international support to local organisations and projects can limit the risks of dependency and plan for a successful exit at the outset. The second, Facilitating Financial Sustainability, will look at what conditions are necessary in order to ensure local organisations are financially sustainable.
Both research projects will collaborate with research consortium members in the USA and around the world, will provide support to local activities to test theories, and will result in comprehensive case studies and evaluations.
This research is running for the next three years and we will share learning and reports along the way.