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Learning and Adapting: The Use of Monitoring and Evaluation in Countering Violent Extremism

Laura Dawson, Charlie Edwards and Calum Jeffray
RUSI Publications, 14 May 2014
Tackling Extremism, National Security and Resilience Studies
Countering violent extremism (CVE) activities are widely scrutinised by parliaments, civil-society organisations and the media. But it is extremely difficult to demonstrate success in CVE

Good monitoring and evaluation systems are crucial in order for CVE programmes to be implemented effectively, to ensure accountability, and to enhance the effectiveness of successor programmes. In particular, some governments have struggled to justify public money being spent on CVE or to make informed investment decisions based on the demonstrable success or failure of CVE programmes.

Learning and Adapting provides professionals with guidance on different aspects of undertaking monitoring and evaluation in CVE programming for the purpose of measuring effectiveness and impact. It outlines the key frameworks that will help policy-makers and practitioners understand the context in which monitoring and evaluation takes place, and the theories and frameworks employed to support specific monitoring and evaluation activities. The handook also explains the methodologies readers can use when monitoring and/or evaluating a policy area, programme of work or specific project.

Contents

Introduction

I. Violent Extremism and Radicalisation

II. Evaluating CVE: Purpose, Principles and Practice

III. Evaluation: Types, Tools and Technology

IV. Learning from Other Fields

V. Learning from Other Countries

Final Word

Details

Learning and Adapting: The Use of Monitoring and Evaluation in Countering Violent Extremism
By Laura Dawson, Charlie Edwards and Calum Jeffray
128 pages
ISBN 978-0-85516-124-8

Author

Charlie Edwards
Senior Research Fellow

Charlie Edwards is on secondment to the British Government. He was Director of RUSI's National Security and Resilience Studies between... read more

Calum Jeffray
Research Fellow

Calum Jeffray is a Research Fellow within the National Security & Resilience studies programme at RUSI, and is currently on... read more

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