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Sport4Dev Learning Lab to host PeacePlayers International

Sport4Dev Learning Lab to host PeacePlayers International

The USAID Sport4Dev M&E Learning Lab will host PeacePlayers International Wednesday 07 December at 9:00 EST. Free registration is open for this webinar now!

The Sport For Development Metrics & Evaluation Learning Lab Presents… 

Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) in Sport for Development

Presented by Brendan Tuohey, Co-Founder and Executive Director and Julie Younes, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation of PeacePlayers International

Wednesday 07 December 2016 at 9:00 AM EST

Visit the Eventbrite website to register for the webinar for free.

Presentation Overview:

The use of Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) has garnered increasing interest in the sport for development (SfD) sector, largely because the approach allows organizations to determine what changes can be directly attributed to participation in a specific intervention. Advocates of RCTs contend that no other methodology can provide a comparable level of rigor. Nevertheless, RCTs remain controversial for both ethical and logistical reasons. SfD programs often operate in complex and fluid environments; in these contexts, the RCT design must meet strict methodological standards yet also be flexible enough to respond to inevitable changes – for example, outbreaks in conflict or programming adjustments.

This presentation will focus on the experience of PeacePlayers International, a nonprofit organization that operates peacebuilding programming centered around sport and leadership development activities for Israeli and Palestinian children and youth ages 5 – 18. For several years, the program has been the focus of an independent RCT evaluation examining the following: “Do participants in PeacePlayers International experience positive attitude change towards the ‘other’ group, and if so, does this lead them to become advocates for peaceful intergroup relations?” The presentation will discuss the design of the RCT, and adaptations made due to shifts in the programming and conflict context.


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