Using Feedback Effectively in Peacebuilding Contexts

This blogpost, written by E Duncan for DME for Peace, looks at the use of feedback in Peacebuilding contexts. The post provides an outline for Feedback Loops and then looks at key elements that must be addressed to ensure the use of effective feedback practices in humanitarian settings, especially focusing on lessons relevant to peacebuilding practitioners. 


"In peacebuilding, context is king. What does that look like for feedback mechanism design? Context appropriate design will consider both cultural and operational context, and address how different environments call for different mechanisms. An example provided was of gender dynamics in the case study in Pakistan, where women did not have access to cell phones and so new trends of ICTs would not be effective in that setting."


  • What is a Feedback Loop?
  • Formal v Informal Approaches to Feedback 
  • Context Matters!
  • Communicating with Users
  • Necessary Resources
  • Commitment to Response
  • Reporting: Who Needs What? 
  • Big Picture Feedback


Duncan, E. (2014). Using Feedback Effectively in Peacebuilding Contexts, DME for Peace. Retrieved from:

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