Evaluating and Learning in Settings of Conflict and Fragility



Your contact: Virginie Morillon
Office: +32 (0)10 45 45 10
Fax: +32 (0)10 45 40 99
E-mail: virginie.Morillon@ade.eu

ADE develops strong in house expertise and references in working on Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations.

We have four strategic axes of intervention in this area:

  • We conduct thematic, country and programme evaluations
  • We undertake analytical studies
  • We develop practical tools and guidance
  • We actively participate to conferences

At the crossroads of these areas, we develop a pool of expertise - involving internal expertise and international and national experts - and work in partnership with companies, universities, think tanks, organizations, etc. to ensure the relevance and quality of our interventions.

1. Evaluations

We specialize in evaluations that inform and guide our clients in their strategic choices and interventions in fragile contexts, namely in:

  • Thematic and programme evaluations of peace-building and state-building support efforts; and
  • Country-level evaluations in post-conflict and/or fragile settings.

In all these reviews, we take the context as a é point, and ensure that the evaluation activities "Do No Harm".

Selected references:
Thematic and programme evaluations:
  • African Peace Facility Evaluation - Part 2 (Reviewing the overall implementation), 2013
  • Evaluation of EU Support to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building, 2011
  • Evaluation of EU support to Justice and Security Sector Reform, 2011
Country-level evaluations:
  • Evaluation des programmes de stratégies de la BAD au Burundi et en RDC, 2016
  • Evaluation indépendante des programmes de stratégies de la BAD au Togo, 2016
  • Evaluation of EU cooperation with Pakistan, 2016
  • Evaluation of EU cooperation with Lesotho, 2015
  • Evaluation conjointe de l'aide budgétaire au Burundi, 2015
  • Evaluation de la coopération de l'UE avec Madagascar, 2015
  • Evaluation de la coopération de l'UE avec la République Démocratique du Congo, 2014
  • Evaluation de la coopération de l'UE avec le Togo, 2014

2. Analytical studies

We provide outstanding research-led work on conflict, fragility and security issues. It is worth noting that ADE provided in 2010 a conceptual and methodological breakthrough to understand the notion of the integrated approach for conflict prevention and peace building (CPPB) and evaluate its implementation. ADE successfully used this framework in several evaluations it carried out.

Selected reference:
  • Concept Study conducted prior to the Thematic Evaluation of European Commission Support to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building, 2010

3. Practical tools and guidance

ADE is implementing large methodological support and training programmes for European Commission staff. We notably develop internal guidance and training courses at headquarters and in EU Delegations.

Selected references:
  • Operating in situations of conflict and fragility, An EU staff handbook, 2014
  • E-learning course on conflict sensitivity, 2017E (in collaboration with International Alert and Swisspeace)

4. Conferences

We actively participate to international seminars and conferences with a view to share experiences with other practitioners on fragility and conflict issues.

Selected references:
  • Francophone Forum on Evaluation (FIFE), Dakar, October 2014, "Conduire des évaluations sur les situations post-conflit et/ou de fragilit': quelles leÇons apprises de l'exp'rience européenne?"
  • FriEnt and European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) international workshop "Towards a Strategic Framework for European Union Support to Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding", Berlin, December 2011, "Main Conclusions and Recommendations from the EU's Thematic Evaluation".
  • OECD and NORAD workshop on Evaluating conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities, February 2011, "Defining a limited set of Evaluation Questions to cover a complex environment"
  • AFD-CRISE Seminar, Paris, May 2010, "EC support to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building: the concept of the integrated approach"