Quality program design helps sift through complexity, establish realistic expectations & maintain focus on primary objectives. Importantly, good design helps with evaluation; better initial design increases the likelihood of gathering clear evidence of success and areas for improvement (Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium). This Thematic Action Area is a collection of discussions, resources, events & more that provide knowledge & coordination opportunities around program design in conflict-affected settings.
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Program design sets the foundation for an effective project by identifying the desired changes & the activities required to achieve them (Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium).
Peacebuilding program design is directly linked to a conflict analysis & involves four steps: 1) articulating clear goals, objectives, and activities; developing plausible theories of change; 3) identifying preliminary indicators; & 4) pulling the pieces together into a logical framework (Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium).
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For a collection of resources on program design, please visit our Resource Library.
For a list of organizations & groups working on program design in conflict contexts, please see our Collaboration Map.