This online guide aims to offer guidance and assessment tools for youth workers, in the peacebuilding field, to be able to better plan, monitor and evaluate their work and learn from it.
Click on one of the sections below to jump right in, or scroll down to find out more about what this guide is for and how to use it.
What is the Guide for?
- To understand and explain the impact and success of your work
- To learn how to apply monitoring and evaluation tools to your work
- To assess your knowledge and practice in the area of monitoring, evaluation and learning
- To strengthen learning throughout your organisation
If you want to get a fast idea of where you and your organisation stand with monitoring, evaluation and learning practices you can also run a “quick scan”!
Youth organisations often prioritise action to reflection. Yet, they find it hard to explain what they have achieved. With limited time and resources for reflection, they struggle to become more strategic and improve the quality of their work.
How do we escape this trap? How do we harness the creative potential of youth organisations as learning organisations?
This Guide aims to offer orientation for young peacebuilders on how to:
- reflect on their own working practices at the organisational and project level
- plan, monitor and evaluate their daily and strategic peacebuilding work
- generate learning outcomes from the work they do as peacebuilders
Thus, the Guide is directed at an audience of young peacebuilding practitioners interested in further strengthening their competences in monitoring and evaluation. The main aim is to enhance the peacebuilding efforts by assessing key dimensions of their work.
How does it work and where to start?
This Guide proposes you two intertwined steps:
1. Assessing your knowledge & practices on three levels:
- Assessing your knowledge – a quizz to review your knowledge in monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Assessing your projects – a tool helping you to assess your monitoring, evaluation and learning practices when implementing projects.
- Assessing your organisation – a tool helping you to assess your monitoring, evaluation and learning practices on six dimensions of your organisation’s work.
2. Learning and improving your knowledge and practices on three levels:
- Learning the basics– a short introduction to key terms and concepts on monitoring, evaluation and
- Learning for projects – a step-by step explanation with advice and resources on how to improve your monitoring, evaluation and learning practices at the project level.
- Learning for organisations – a step-by step explanation with advice and resources on how to improve your monitoring, evaluation and learning practices on six dimensions of your organisation.
Last but not least, the most relevant resources about monitoring, evaluation and learning for each of the levels in Assessing and Learning can be found in the Resources section.
Design your own learning path
As you design your own learning path, feel free to follow the Guide step by step starting with assessing your knowledge or to start with any of the assessment tools or suggestions for learning. It is up to you which path you take, how much time you invest and to what extent you want to use the opportunities included in this Guide.
Download your copy!
Here you will find the offline version of the Learning Curve Guide. Download your own copy!