Monitoring And Evaluation
Timely and reliable monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is important to identify trends, strengths and areas for improvement in our work. Accordingly, CCCPA has adopted practical mechanisms that are both strategic and responsive when monitoring and evaluating the Center’s activities. These mechanisms are built using a set of lenses that allow CCCPA to better perceive its goals and vision for the future, as well as facilitate the practical reflection of the nature of its activities. M&E also focuses on the post-training effect on conflict resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding initiatives in countries divided by protracted and violent conflict.

The objective of the M&E system is to provide guidance to CCCPA program managers and implementers - through collection of useful information and documentation of the program progress and its impact. The M&E system is also used to improve the on-going program and to support more cost-effective and sustainable results.

As such, the M&E system plays various roles during the implementation of the project:
  • provides a valuable source of information for decision making
  • is a mechanism of inter-institutional coordination of activities
  • is an effective/transparent tool for communication of results

Model of Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Training Evaluation
Our evaluation system depends on the most used training evaluation model proposed by Donald Kirkpatrick (1959) which follows the goal-based evaluation approach and focuses on “what” must be evaluated. Kirkpatrick (1998) has identified four levels of outcomes of training (that should result from a highly effective training course) which are hierarchically ordered: reaction, learning, behavior and results.

Level 1: Evaluation—Reaction
This level measures the participants’ reactions or attitudes toward specific components of the program, such as the instructor, the topics, the presentation style, the schedule, audiovisuals, etc. This evaluation is performed at the end of each CCCPA training course.

Level 2: Evaluation—Learning
This level evaluates the amount of learning that results from training – in terms of changes in knowledge, skills or attitudes - and determines how much behavior can change back on the job. CCCPA conducts a pre-test on the first day, and a post-test on the last day, of each training course.

Level 3: Evaluation—Behavior
This level evaluates the degree of transfer from what was learned to how the trainee’s on-the-job-behavior, which in turn determines how much impact the training course can have. This assessment is based on the objectives of the course. CCCPA assesses this through follow-up questionnaires to the participants and sends a Mobile Evaluation Team (MET) to perform observations, surveys and interviews with co-workers and supervisors.

Level 4: Evaluation—Results
This level is a measure of the organizational and business impacts of the training. It includes evaluation of the outcomes or changes in variables that should have a relatively direct effect on structural or financial outcomes at some point in the future. With the cooperation of the UNDP and the Japanese Government, CCCPA is planning to conduct an impact evaluation of its training courses in 2015.
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