Thursday, June 30, 2011

6 July 2011: Evaluating Stabilization Interventions

Annette Brown

Many bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies, such as the United Nations, the UK Department for International Development (DfID), and the US Department of State, fund stabilization interventions. These are interventions in stabilization and fragile state contexts that aim to either: prevent organized violence between groups in conflict; prevent individuals from participating in organized violence; or protect civilians from exposure to violence or intimidation.
Outcome measurement and attribution for such interventions is a clear challenge. The pace of such interventions and the sensitivities associated with selecting beneficiaries may seriously constrain the use of "gold standard" randomization methods.
The heavily needs-based approach to much security-related programming may seriously limit the availability of areas or individuals who could be used as comparison groups. Dr. Annette Brown will review the impact evaluations of stabilization interventions conducted over the last decade, and highlight useful innovations and classifications to design such evaluations.

Date: July 6, 2011
Time: 03:30 P.M.

Seminar Room
ISID Complex, Plot No. 4
Vasant Kunj Institutional Area
New Delhi- 110 070(INDIA)


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