Countering violent extremism (CVE) activities are widely scrutinised by parliaments, civil-society organisations and the media. But it is extremely difficult to demonstrate success in CVE
Good monitoring and evaluation systems are crucial in order for CVE programmes to be implemented effectively, to ensure accountability, and to enhance the effectiveness of successor programmes. In particular, some governments have struggled to justify public money being spent on CVE or to make informed investment decisions based on the demonstrable success or failure of CVE programmes.
Learning and Adapting provides professionals with guidance on different aspects of undertaking monitoring and evaluation in CVE programming for the purpose of measuring effectiveness and impact. It outlines the key frameworks that will help policy-makers and practitioners understand the context in which monitoring and evaluation takes place, and the theories and frameworks employed to support specific monitoring and evaluation activities. The handook also explains the methodologies readers can use when monitoring and/or evaluating a policy area, programme of work or specific project.
I. Violent Extremism and Radicalisation
II. Evaluating CVE: Purpose, Principles and Practice
III. Evaluation: Types, Tools and Technology
IV. Learning from Other Fields
V. Learning from Other Countries
Learning and Adapting: The Use of Monitoring and Evaluation in Countering Violent Extremism
By Laura Dawson, Charlie Edwards and Calum Jeffray