Evaluation and Assessment of Poverty and Conflict Interventions | Indonesia Case Study Report

  • Date Posted: September 1, 2011
  • Organizations/Projects: Mercy Corps
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette, Evaluation, Assessment
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

This case study is part of a USAID-funded research grant that examines the relationship between economic development and stability. In many parts of the world, Mercy Corps implements programs that combine economic development and peacebuilding. The Evaluation and Assessment of Poverty and Conflict Interventions project – implemented between July 2009 and December 2010 – had three main objectives: 1) to develop indicators and data collection tools that measure the impact of programs at the intersection of peacebuilding and economic development; 2) to field test these indicators and tools in three countries; and 3) to begin to assess several theories of change that inform Mercy Corps’ programs. This report presents preliminary findings from Indonesia, where Mercy Corps implements the Maluku Economic Recovery Program II in Maluku Province. Preliminary findings highlight the complex
relationship between economics and conflict in a post-conflict environment while providing evidence of economic incentives to maintain peace.