Just out: ‘Indicators + : A proposal for everyday peace indicators’

15 Aug

This is just out in Evaluation and Program Planning, 36 (2013): 56-63. The abstract is below and I’m happy to send on a pdf of the article if anyone is interested.

Many of the approaches to measuring peace favoured by international organisations, INGOs and donor governments are deficient. Their level of analysis is often too broad or too narrow, and their aggregated statistical format often means that they represent the conflict-affected area in ways that are meaningless to local communities. This article takes the form of a proposal for a new generation of locally organised indicators that are based in everyday life. These indicators are inspired by practice from sustainable development in which indicators are crowd sourced. There is the potential for these to become ‘indicators +’ or part of a conflict transformation exercise as communities think about what peace might look like and how it could be realised. The article advocates a form of participatory action research that would be able to pick up the textured ‘hidden transcript’ found in many deeply divided societies and could allow for better targeted peacebuilding and development assistance. 2012 Elsevier Ltd

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3 Responses to “Just out: ‘Indicators + : A proposal for everyday peace indicators’”

  1. Christina Saint Germain 02/01/2013 at 5:39 am #

    Dear Professor Mac Ginty,

    I would appreciate if you could send this article to me.

    Kind Regards,

    Christina Saint Germain

  2. Jessica Galvo 19/09/2013 at 5:46 am #

    Professor Mag Ginty,
    Im studying about how cultural activities can positively impact a community that is going through State building
    Ive heard about your article and I got extremely curious about the indicators
    Could you , please, send me the pdf ?

    Cheers,
    Jessica Galvo

  3. Andy Pask 19/09/2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Dear Roger, having heard you speak on this subject at Coventry University I would appreciate it if you can send me the PDF of the full article as i think it will be a very helpful input to an M&E review that I am currently participating in. Many Thanks.

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