Development and pilot test of the RAND program evaluation toolkit for countering violent extremism [electronic resource] / Sina Beaghley, Todd C. Helmus, Miriam Matthews, Rajeev Ramchand, David Stebbins, Amanda Kadlec, Michael A. Brown
- Beaghley, Sina
- Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corporation, 
- Physical Description:
- xi, 38 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Helmus, Todd, Matthews, Miriam, Ramchand, Rajeev, Stebbins, David, Kadlec, Amanda, Brown, Michael A., Rand Corporation, Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division, National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), International Security and Defense Policy Center, and United States. Department of Homeland Security
- Research report ; RR-1799-DHS
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- License restrictions may limit access.
- Introduction and Overview -- Development of the CVE Program Evaluation Toolkit -- Pilot Testing the Toolkit -- Conclusion
- "Countering violent extremism (CVE) requires addressing the conditions and reducing the underlying factors that give rise to radicalization and recruitment. Evaluations are critical for assessing the impact of community-based CVE programs and informing decisions about how to allocate often-scarce resources. Choosing the most rigorous evaluation approach a program can sustain will provide its staff and funders with the most accurate view possible of whether the program is achieving its goals or whether efforts should be continued, scaled up, or discontinued. The RAND Program Evaluation Toolkit for Countering Violent Extremism was designed to help CVE program staff overcome common challenges to evaluating and planning improvements to their programs. This report summarizes the complementary methods used to develop the toolkit: a review of the evaluation literature on CVE programs; the development of a taxonomy of general types of CVE programs, their activities, and their target audiences; and interviews with CVE program managers to identify data collection practices and challenges to evaluation. This was followed by a pilot test of the draft toolkit with a subset of CVE program managers. Feedback from this pilot test informed revisions to the toolkit to ensure that it would serve as a helpful resource for CVE programs in evaluating their activities, informing resource allocations and program improvements, and ultimately reducing the risk of violent extremism in their communities."--Publisher's description.
- 0833097253 and 9780833097255
- "Prepared for the Department of Homeland Security"--Title page. and Companion summary document to: RAND program evaluation toolkit for countering violent extremism (TL-243-DHS).
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-38).
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