Complexity Aware Approaches to Evaluations Brief

Complexity Aware Approaches to Evaluations

Development interventions are based on defining problems in terms of deficits, highlighting a lack of skills, information, and understanding.[1] It is problematic because they frequently lead to solutions which are not appropriate, implementable or sustainable within the specific context. Action inquiry-based methods do not rely on assumptions about ‘what isn’t’ but instead try to draw up ‘what is’ as a platform for generating solutions.[2]

Policy Brief: 26th April 2019 – Systems Thinking to PVE in 2019

Policy Brief: 26th April 2019 – Systems Thinking to PVE in 2019

Executive Summary: The Horn of Africa region faces many and intertwined conflict systems. The existence of terrorism, cross-border conflicts, resource-based conflicts and civil instability have persisted despite efforts from affected states, regional frameworks and the international community.[1] Available data from Scofield Associates show that other conflict systems contribute to the vulnerabilities and narratives pushing individuals into violent extremism and terrorism.[2]