This chapter will guide you through a process that helps to achieve the following:

  • Analyse your context: This includes looking at the range of conflict dynamics present, of which one outcome may be joining a VE group. This helps prioritise the needs your programming should address together with looking at whether VE is the priority.
  • Define and evidence theories of change (ToCs): Put into place the collaborative design and use of ToCs across all projects to support critical thinking amongst project staff, test assumptions upon which interventions are based, and define clear directions for the change that is expected.
  • Develop appropriate indicators: Develop indicators through a participatory process with relevant stakeholders. Use a range of indicators to mitigate against unrealistic assumptions about the programme impact on PVE.
  • Carry out a baseline assessment that help to build an understanding of the environment in which the intervention is taking place as it stands before the intervention. A proper baseline will also assist you in setting realistic targets for the programme.
  • Use an adaptable indicator bank that offers a range of adaptable indicators covering the different UNDP programming areas.
  • All the exercises in this chapter take a conflict and gender-sensitive approach. Guidance (such as questions and examples) specifically relating to conflict and gender sensitivity are integrated into the tools.