An Evaluation of the Injaz Psychosocial Support Program in Syria

This report evaluates the effectiveness of the psychosocial support activities delivered by the Injaz education program in Syria. It uses project data to make recommendations for other implementors and funders working in similar contexts.
Resource - Project Report

The Politics of Peacebuilding: Engaging Elites to Resolve Conflict

On March 2, 2021, Chemonics hosted a webinar to examine local elites' role in localized conflicts and discuss how to include community-level power brokers in peace efforts.
Resource - Event

Elite Bargains and Political Deals Toolkit

The toolkit provides peacebuilders with a means to better understand power dynamics in local conflicts. The approaches and activities contained support organizations to develop conflict mitigation, resolution, and prevention techniques that reflect the underlying political and cultural factors that drive conflict.
Resource - Toolkit

Trauma-Informed Approaches to Development Checklist

The Trauma-Informed Approaches (TIA) to Development Checklist is designed to help projects more thoughtfully integrate trauma in their project design and implementation across all sectors by detailing foundational principles and outlining practical TIA steps projects can take all stages of implementation.
Resource - Checklist

Formalization of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Colombia: A Proposal for Improving Environmental, Social, and Economic Performance in a Post-Conflict Scenario

To enable Colombian ASGM operators to transition to formality, a recommendation emerged for a National Unified Formalization Plan, which rests on six proposals that largely align with current policy and legislation.
Resource - Paper

Keeping Vulnerable Children in School – Evidence of a Successful Community Savings Model

This technical brief describes how ACCELERE!1 used microfinance income-generating activities and community savings groups to help parents secure a more sustainable future for their children through education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Resource - Technical Brief

In Search of Common Ground: Applying Shared Lessons from Countering Violent Extremism and Preventing Gang Violence

This paper discusses the various ways to mitigate the drivers of group violence by the international development community by putting forth five principles to design and implement programs aimed at countering and preventing violent extremism and enabling stable environments for improved development.
Resource - Paper

Developing Participatory Evaluations for Countering Violent Extremism

This concept paper outlines emerging findings on the potential of participatory, community-based approaches to the research, analysis, monitoring and evaluation of countering violent extremism (CVE).
Resource - Paper

What Works to Prevent Violence Among Youth?

This report provides a framework for increasing the use of evidence-informed policy in youth violence prevention efforts across Mexico, with a focus on state and local levels.
Resource - Paper

High-Impact Practices: How to Design Social and Behavior Change Communications for Countering Violent Extremism

This document is a primer on the limited existing data on the application of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) interventions and countering violent extremism (CVE). It provides insight on how to design SBCC to address violent extremism based on CVE-related data and data from other disciplines.
Resource - Paper