Design & Strategy of Intervention

A well designed peacebuilding intervention is based on a sound conflict analysis, an explicit theory of change / impact chains and robust peacebuilding goals. Besides improving program effectiveness, good design allows for flexible adjustment to a changing context. Furthermore it integrates learning and accountability into the implementation process through useful monitoring and evaluation routines.

Key questions for swisspeace are:
How to design an intervention in partnership together with local organizations and beneficiaries, so that the emphasis is put on the communities, rather than on the intervention?
How to link change at the individual/personal level to change at the socio-political level?
How to involve the "hard to reach" or potential spoilers into the intervention?
What specific steps can organizations undertake to get to an improved design, monitoring and evaluation practice?