Day: July 18, 2018

Thinking too small

(This is lifted from the GlobalStakes Consulting website blog post of the same title). Stop thinking that you do not have the money. You have the money you are using it for other purposes. Stop thinking you do not have time. You have time. You are using your time in things that do no produce

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Policy Memo: Strategically Engaging Religious Peacebuilders

Strategically Engaging Religious Peacebuilders Tanenbaum launched their new memorandum, Strategically Engaging Religious Peacebuilders: Shifting a Traditional Paradigm in U.S. Diplomacy, distilled from Tanenbaum’s second volume of Peacemakers in Action: Profiles in Religious Peacebuilding. The memorandum documents path-breaking—but often unseen work—by a group of religiously motivated individuals they call Peacemakers in Action. Tanenbaum thanks the Henry Luce

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The ‘Disconnect Model’ of Violent Extremism

This ‘Disconnect Model’ offers a corrective to various prominent radicalization frameworks that fail to incorporate the critical disjuncture between attitudes and behaviors, including most variants of the ‘pyramid’ and ‘staircase’ models. While individuals who are supportive of violent extremism are more likely to become involved in its creation, many who contribute directly to this violence

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A Practical, User-Friendly Monitoring and Evaluation Guide

For anyone looking for an easy to use, practical guide to creating and using a monitoring and evaluation system for development projects, the original M&E Guide from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a document worth downloading. It was updated in 2015, but the original IFAD M&E Guide is still available, and I recommend it to

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