Civil society under threat

A group of German civil society organizations, NGOs and networks published a discussion paper about the growing restrictions that civil society organizations are currently facing all over the world. Starting with the analysis of the worldwide trend of repression against civil society, the paper’s signatories then sketch concrete recommendations for and expectations from the German Federal Government and ministries. Signatories include Oxfam Germany, Reporters without borders, medico international and Misereor. They will seek to start bilateral discussions with different government actors. You can download the discussion paper “Civil society threatened all over the world. For just development, environmental protection, democracy, human rights and peace” here.

CDA Collaborative Learning

CDA, in collaboration with the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium, has recently published a briefing paper “Borrowing a Wheel: Applying Existing Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Strategies to Emerging Programming Approaches to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism.” The publication applies existing lessons and insights from designing, monitoring and evaluating peacebuilding and development initiatives to the emerging field of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). It is relevant for practitioners and policy makers designing, implementing, and evaluating P/CVE initiatives as well as donors and funders – working on P/CVE initiatives globally and in the Horn of Africa.