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Evaluation and Implementation Science
HHI’s Program on Evaluation and Implementation Science develops assessment strategies to address the needs of individuals, families, and populations affected by war, conflict, and natural disaster. The program conducts research and training at both macro and micro levels. At the macro level, HHI researchers have developed a platform for monitoring and evaluation of population-based assessments world-wide (Peacebuildingdata.org) which assesses local community needs, monitors progress, and measures impact. At the micro level, HHI collaborates with non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, and other international humanitarian organizations, as well as local civil society organizations, to develop monitoring and evaluation research for their specific programs.
Peacebuilding and Education
This project examines the role of education and schools and their associations with resilience in the context of violence and conflict. This project was developed in collaboration with UNICEF and builds on other work around youth and resilience conducted with the Eastern Congo Initiative.
Evaluation of the Colombian Victims Unit
In partnership with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, HHI designed and carried out a household-level survey in December 2014 on key aspects of victims’ experience with the Colombian Victims’ Unit (Unidad para las Víctimas, or VU) reparations and assistance system and on victims’ perceptions on issues of trust in institutions, rule of law and recovery from the conflict.
Monitoring and Evaluation of Victim Participation at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)
At the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the participation of victims has been seen as crucial to the successful prosecution of those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Yet, little attention has been paid to the experience of victims as they participate in court proceedings. HHI’s ongoing victim participation research follow a cohort of civil party participants and general victims to document their experience during the conflict, interaction with the ECCC, and their rebuilding process.
Searching for Lasting Peace
This report presents the results of a mixed-methods study conducted in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between November and December 2013, to assess the population’s perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about peace, security and justice. The study included a survey of 5,166 randomly selected adult residents, to provide results that are representative of the adult population of territories and major urban areas in the provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu, and the district of Ituri.
Fragile Peace, Elusive Justice
This report presents the results of a mixed-methods study conducted in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to assess the population’s perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about security and justice. The study included a survey of 1,000 randomly selected adult residents, to provide results that are representative of the population of the city of Abidjan.
Senior Research Program Coordinator, Evaluation and Implementation Science | Peacebuilding and Human Rights Data
Grants Coordinator, Peace and Human Rights Data | Evaluation and Implementation Science, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Program on Evaluation and Implementation Science / Faculty
Director, Program on Peace and Human Rights Data / Faculty
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