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Meeting Notes - November 10, 2009

IPI Report: The Monitoring and Evaluation of Peace Operations

Cedric de Coning and Paul Romita, rapporteurs

 

 

In spite of positive indications, the challenges ahead for developing more effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodologies for peace operations are considerable.

There are still many institutional, bureaucratic, and conceptual barriers that need to be overcome — or at least managed better — in order for significant progress to be made.

This report is the product of a two-day workshop titled, “The Monitoring and Evaluation of Peace Operations,” hosted by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the International Peace Institute (IPI). The workshop highlighted the theoretical, methodological, and institutional issues related to M&E processes, and offered several recommendations for fostering best practices and more effective monitoring and evaluation techniques, in light of the opportunities and challenges.

Read more about the workshop

Photo credit: Members of the Bangladesh battalion of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on patrol. October 6, 2008. UN Photo/Christopher Herwig.

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