Practitioners and policymakers agree that evaluation is a fundamental part of programmes and initiatives targeting the prevention and countering of violent extremism (P/CVE). However, it is a complex task, and the participation of victims of terrorism poses an extra challenge.
Practitioners must manage personal factors (e.g. preconceptions of 'rational' storytelling), expected/unexpected audience reactions and tackle the empirical challenges of measuring the impact on the target, including subsequent behavioural changes and the analysis. Read more