Publications

PEACEBUILDING THEORY AND PRACTICE

2014 Overcoming Geopolitics: Grassroots Transformation and the Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian-Ossetian Conflicts
By Edward Beswick
The University of Oxford Field Research Intern
Applying Galtung’s ABC triangle, psycho-cultural interpretation and identity frames to analyse local understandings of these conflicts, the research provides short- and long-term recommendations for GFP’s future peacebuilding programming in Georgia.

2014 South Sudan: Conflict Mapping, Ontological Security and Institutionalised Conflict
By Rachel Morrow
The University of Oxford Field Research Intern
Using the lens of ontological security, this research explores the perceptions, causes and dynamics of the December 2013 violent events, and offers recommendations for design of an informed, context-specific peacebuilding programme by GFP.

2014 An Investigation and Analysis of Intergroup Attitudes in Juba, South Sudan
By Love Calissendorff
The University of Oxford Field Research Intern
Piloting the framework of infrahumanisation in a new, non-Western context, this research looks at intergroup attitudes of members of Dinka and Nuer tribes in Juba following the eruption of violence in December 2013.

2014 Anything but War is Good Enough: Conflict Mapping, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Seham Areff
The University of Oxford Field Research Intern
Using an analytical framework previously untested in the country, Sandole’s Three Pillar Approach, this research analyses local contemporary community conflicts, to offer insights for future peacebuilding programming.

2018 Democratising Indicator Design and Measurement: A Case Study of the Participatory Monitoring Approach
By Sairah Yusuf
“This report reflects on participatory monitoring as practiced by the GFP’s volunteers, in order to assess the advantage and disadvantages of an M&E system that allows local community members to develop and measure their own indicators.” 

2018 The Generations For Peace Institute Compendium of Participatory Indicators of Peace

By Sairah Yusuf and Suna J.Voss
“Since 2014, Generations For Peace (GFP) has been helping community-based volunteers use a participatory approach to programme design, monitoring and evaluation. Volunteers in 27 countries have developed and measured indicators of peace to understand the successes and weaknesses of local programming. This Compendium presents a unique collection of SMART , locally-sourced indicators used across all active countries, from 2014 to 2017, to serve as a resource for other peace builders across the world.”

2016 Breaking Down and Building Up Participation: A Comparative Study of Fifteen Participatory Evaluations in Nine Countries
By Edward Beswick, Nabila Hussein and Sairah Yusuf
GFPI By looking at Participatory Evaluation methods in practice, including in GFP, this report moves beyond trying to define “participation” to offering tools that examine how “participatory” an evaluation process actually could be.

2016 Cascading Peace: An Analysis of GFPs Volunteer-based Peacebuilding Model
By Sairah Yusuf and Love Calissendorff
GFPI This study has set out to assess how effective the GFP’s Casading Model of volunteer-based programme implementation is, and offer valuable lessons learnt for other volunteer-based organisations.

2011 Sport & Peace: Mapping the Field
By Sarah J. Hillyer, with Meeghan Zahorsky, Amanda Munroe and Sarah Moran
the Georgetown University Generations For Peace Fellows, Scholars and Field Research Interns A practical, usable resource for practitioners as well as students, scholars, and others conducting research and/or practice related to Sport For Peace worldwide.

PROGRAMMATIC RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

2015 Theories of Change: Empowering All Social Groups in Generations For Peace’s Accra Programme
By Eva Steketee
The University of Oxford Field Research Intern
This report contributes to existing literature on Theories of Change (ToCs) by analysing the application of a single ToC in a socially diverse conflict context in which a GFP programme is delivered in Ghana.

2015 Creating a Significant Impact: Using the Most Significant Change Technique to Evaluate Generations For Peace’s Programming in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
By Alex Dyzenhaus
The University of Oxford Field Research Intern
This research evaluates the impact of GFP’s programmes delivered in the ethnically mixed schools using the Most Significant Change technique alongside the existing GFP-designed participatory M&E processes.

2015 Jordanian Hosts and Syrian Refugees: Comparing Perceptions of Social Conflict and Cohesion in Three Host Communities
By Maira Seeley
GFPI This report looks at Jordanian and Syrian perceptions of social conflicts and social cohesion between the two groups, as well as expressed community needs to determine the effectiveness and relevance of GFP’s volunteer-led programming design.

2014 Generations For Peace’s Jordan Violence in Schools Programme: Gendered Communications Patterns and Programme Impact on Beneficiary Community
By Maira Seeley
The University of Oxford Field Research Intern
In 2013, GFP introduced a Sport and Art programme in East Amman to reduce bullying and other forms of violence in secondary schools. By surveying perceptions of violence among families, teachers, and students, this report assesses the programme’s ability to “cascade” effects into the wider beneficiary community, and the role of gender on the impact of the programme. It also provides recommendations for school-based peacebuilding programmes.

2013 The Ties That Bind: Monitoring and Evaluation Report of Generations For Peace Activities in Sri Lanka and Nepal
By Vishnupriya Das
The University of Oxford Field Research Intern
This report evaluates the impact of GFP programmes on local communities in both countries and examines M&E capabilities of GFP volunteers through the use of Participatory Video.

2012 Generations For Peace Programmes in the West Bank: Monitoring & Evaluation Capability and Programme Impact
By Nabila Hussein
The University of Oxford Field Research Intern
This qualitative case study looks closely at the effectiveness and relevance of GFP’s Sport For Peace programmes in the West Bank, and assesses the capabilities of GFP volunteers in leading highly participatory M&E processes in a complex context. The intermediary report builds on the findings of the qualitative research and examines the effectiveness of capacity-building efforts conducted with both local volunteers and GFP’s partner organisation

2012 Generations For Peace Programmes in Kaduna, Nigeria: Monitoring & Evaluation Capability and Programme Impact
By Sairah Yusuf
The University of Oxford Field Research Intern
The report tests the validity of GFP’s model of behavioural change initiated through local sport-based peacebuilding activities and provides recommendations for developing a participatory M&E framework in a volunteer-based organisation.

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2015 Generations For Peace Jordan Schools Programme 2014/2015: Participatory Evaluation Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Peacebuilding Programme Delivered in Eight Schools in Amman, Irbid and Zarqa

By GFP
This Participatory Evaluation report examines the impact of GFP’s Jordan Schools programme during its first phase (2014-2015).

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2016 Generations For Peace Jordan Schools Programme 2015/2016: Participatory Evaluation Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Peacebuilding Programme Delivered in Twelve Schools in Ajloun, Amman, Irbid, Karak and Zarqa

By GFP
This Participatory Evaluation report examines the impact of GFP’s Jordan Schools programme during its second phase (2015-2016).