Sample Projects

Context-Driven Strategy Development

  • Conflict Systems Analysis for human rights strategy development in México and Colombia (with the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation).
  • Making Sense of Turbulent Contexts analysis for humanitarian, development and advocacy strategy in Latin America (with World Vision International).
  • Guidance note on integrating gender sensitivity into the Do No Harm conflict sensitivity framework (with Kvinna Till Kvinna, under CDA Collaborative Learning Projects).

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) for Peace and Justice Initiatives

  • Summative evaluation of Muslim-Christian peacebuilding in Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Philippines, to inform next-phase global strategy (with Catholic Relief Services).
  • Formative evaluation of interreligious peacebuilding in Northern Iraq, plus remote coaching for Outcome Harvesting evaluation in Egypt, both of which aimed to refine theories of change and MEL tools for use across the Middle East (with Tearfund). 
  • Outcomes-based research on the contribution of civil society advocacy to strengthening the social contract in six highly fragile, conflict-affected contexts, including thematic foci on gender-based violence and extractive industries in South Sudan (with Cordaid).
  • Case study on success factors in collective impact through peace advocacy networks (with Mindanao Peaceweavers and CDA Collaborative Learning Projects’ initiative on Collective Impact).
  • Guidance note development and testing on MEL for effective interreligious action (with the Alliance for Peacebuilding and Search for Common Ground, under CDA Collaborative Learning Projects).

Customized Support for Faith-Based and Interreligious Action

  • Innovation of MEL approaches that combine Outcome Harvesting with attitude change research for interreligious peace initiatives in which individual internal transformation is an essential component of project success (with Tearfund and Peace Catalyst International).
  • Outcome Harvesting internal formative evaluation on Christian-Muslim peacebuilding in the USA, including thematic foci on refugee engagement and human rights advocacy (with Peace Catalyst International, where I serve on the Board of Directors).
  • Research and advisory on risks, risk mitigation and opportunities for faith-based organizations considering initiatives that aim to prevent violent extremism (with multiple partners).

Other Applied Peace Research Projects

  • Global mapping of key regional actors in Youth, Peace and Security, with emphasis on youth-led organizations, to inform policy development (with the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency, under Saferworld).