Lederach, J.P; Neufeldt, R; Culbertson, H. Construcció de pau reflexiva. Barcelona: Institut Català Internacional per la Pau; Líniazero, 2013.

The goal of this handbook is to improve peacebuilders’ ability to be reflective practitioners; this involves enhancing peacebuilders’ capacity to design and impact transformative change, and track and improve upon those changes over time, in unpredictable conflict contexts.

The tools available in the book are designed to help focus on dimensions specific to peacebuilding work and provide practitioners with resources for enhancing their creativity in developing learning, monitoring and evaluation systems that are suitable for a specific context.

The overall theme of the handbook is learning before, during and after implementation of peacebuilding programs. The book explores the connections between learning and effective peacebuilding practice; the ethical considerations for monitoring, evaluation and learning; the types of change that peacebuilding practice promotes; planning for long-term change and scaling up activities; and concludes with a chapter on documentation practices that can enhance learning.

About the author

John Paul Lederach has worked for over thirty years in the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Central Asia and North America. As the result of this experience, he has published numerous books and handbooks on the subject. He is Professor of International Peacebuilding with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and concurrently Distinguished Scholar at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, at Eastern Mennonite University.