A Window into Strengthening Human Rights Abuse Prevention Efforts in Post-Accord Colombia

Session Number: 1714
Track: International and Cross Cultural Evaluation
Session Type: Ignite
Tags: capacity building, colombia, human rights, Peace, post-conflict
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Camila Cely [M&E Specialist - Chemonics International]
Time: Nov 10, 2017 (08:00 AM - 09:30 AM)
Room: Thurgood Salon South - Ignite 31 (Fri 8:30-8:35)

Other Authors: Camila Cely, Monitoring and Planning Coordinator-Human Rights Activity (HRA) Colombia
Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Prevention of human rights abuses is notoriously complex to measure. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Chemonics International, the Colombia Human Rights Activity is evaluating both the capacity of local governments to effectively prevent abuse and confirming that those governmental efforts are in place and being implemented appropriately through the use of community evaluations. This presentation describes the application of learning from evaluation and triangulation methods used to evaluate human rights local government prevention efforts in conflict-affected contexts with high potential for future human rights abuses.