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Developing a Toolkit for Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation for P/CVE

From 6-8 March 2017, Hedayah and the Royal United Services Institute hosted an expert workshop on “Developing a Toolkit for Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE)” in Ottawa, Canada.  The workshop was sponsored by the Government of Canada as part of a wider project to develop a practitioners’ tool for P/CVE monitoring, measurement and evaluation (MM&E). The project is inspired by and a follow-up to the Compendium of Good Practices and Lessons Learned in Evaluating the Effectiveness of CVE Programs, a GCTF framework document supported and led by Canada.

The workshop participants discussed and debated good practice and lessons learned in the field of MM&E for CVE as well as challenges related to MM&E for CVE. As a result, the workshop participants were able to: 1) evaluate the ideas for the practitioners’ tool to suggest overall recommendations for next steps, 2) draw on the existing literature and frameworks for MM&E for P/CVE to prioritize the content of the tool, and 3) identify key next steps for the development of the tool.

The practitioners’ tool, in the form of a web-based or smart phone-based application, aims to:

  • Feature a step-by-step guided tutorial (interactive) that provides guidance on MM&E for P/CVE to user;
  • Include a dynamic application design that is grounded in good practice & research, but does some of the “thinking” for the user as the tool guides the individual through the process;
  • Use accessible and straightforward language that leads to high quality results;
  • Utilize theories of change that are in alignment with requirements from donors for proposal writing and reporting structures;
  • Provide practical indicators of success for P/CVE programs;
  • Provide opportunities for links to additional resources for skill and knowledge building on methodology and theory;
  • Provide opportunities for links to additional research-oriented open-source tools and resources for data capture and collection;
  • Provide case studies as models based on real P/CVE programs;
  • Provide customizable, adaptable sample questions for surveys and interviews based on user inputs;
  • Provide options for output product (e.g. report template) that can be tailored to existing logic frameworks and reporting requirements for different donors.

Hedayah and RUSI hope to launch this practitioners’ tool before the end of 2017.

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