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Francesco Mancini, Senior Fellow & Director of Research

Conferences - Thursday, May 07, 2009

IPI Co-Hosts Monitoring and Evaluation of Peace Operations Workshop

A number of institutions and experts are increasingly engaged in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations. However, many of these efforts remain fragmented, and do not yet influence the institutional culture and procedures of key actors, such as the United Nations and donor countries.

As the number of peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations proliferates in response to conflict and post-conflict situations, monitoring the implementation of these interventions and evaluating their impact is an increasingly urgent matter. It is against this background that the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the International Peace Institute (IPI) organized a two-day seminar on monitoring and evaluation of peace operations, which took place on May 7-8, 2009, in IPI’s Trygve Lie Center.


Approximately fifty scholars and practitioners attended. Participants gave presentations on specific cases on which they have been working, highlighted some of the challenges of M&E, and offered suggestions for strengthening research and practice in M&E.

download agenda (.pdf)

Downloads of each presentation are available by clicking on the titles listed below:

    * Dr. Benjamin de Carvalho, Senior Research Fellow, NUPI
      "Evaluating Peace Operations: Theoretical Perspectives and Operational Challenges" (.ppt)
    * Emery Brusset, Executive Director, Channel Research Ltd
      "Four Rules of the Art, and Some Poking Around for Practical Solutions to the Challenges of Joint Peace Intervention Evaluations" (.ppt)
    * Lieutenant-colonel Jean-Michel Millet
      "Assessment and Monitoring in Operation EUFOR CHAD-CAR" (.ppt)
    * Susanna P. Campbell, Research Fellow, Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding
      "Organizational Challenges to Improving Monitoring and Evaluation" (.doc)
    * Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg, Senior Research Associate at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, and Adjunct Professor at the Royal Military College of Canada
      "Measuring What Matters in Peace Operations and Crisis Management" (.ppt)
    * James Cockayne, Christoph Mikulaschek, and Chris Perry, IPI
      “Understanding Compliance with UN Security Council Resolutions Addressing Civil Wars” (.ppt)
    * Spyros Demetriou, Stabilization Team Leader for Eastern DRC
      "United Nations Security and Stabilization Support Strategy for Eastern DRC Measuring Impact" (.ppt)
    * Svein Erik Stave, Researcher, Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, and Matti Lehtonen, Policy Officer, UN Peacebuilding Support Office
      "The UN Practitioners Handbook for Peace Consolidation Benchmarking" (.ppt)
    * Eric Hubbard, Advisor to the Liberian Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs, and Wilfred N. Gray-Johnson, Director, Liberia Peacebuilding Office
      "Integrated PRS/ UNDAF Monitoring & Evaluation Tools & Structures: Tracking Progress toward the restoration and consolidation of peace in Liberia" (.ppt)
    * Ghassan Al-Chaar and Rob Grossman-Vermaas, US Army Corps of Engineers, Research and Development
      "Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments & the Haiti Stabilization Initiative (HSI) (.ppt)"
    * Vincent Kayijuka, Peacebuilding Officer, UN Peacebuilding Support Office
      "Monitoring and Evaluation of Peace Building" (.ppt)

Slide show: Image 1 of 6
Photo Credits: Preston Merchant  
Participants on the terrace of IPI’s Trygve Lie Center.








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