INDEED has published an innovative toolkit for practitioners and policymakers combined with an e-learning suite that integrates the evaluation framework, all INDEED public deliverables, and learning tools to maximise uptake and accessibility to the field. The toolkit provides a user-friendly medium which highlights the critical aspects required to introduce and sustain successful evaluation-based initiatives enabling the continued development of PVE / CVE and De-radicalisation initiatives. The Evidence-Based Evaluation Model and the Digital Repository of Studies on Risk and Protective Factors are already available tools.

The Evidence-Based Evaluation Model

The development of the Evidence-Based Model for Evaluation (EBEM) of PVE/CVE and De-radicalisation initiatives by INDEED is a significant step towards the design of the toolkit since it provides a framework for the evaluation of these initiatives, which is essential for identifying and making evidence-based decisions about how to allocate resources in order to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism.

The EBEM is grounded in previously developed evaluation tools but integrates important inputs from the practitioners, policymakers and academics who participated in the co-development and co-design, making it the first Evidence-Based Model of its kind. It is rather universal, making it suitable for various contexts of PVE/CVE and De-radicalisation initiatives, as well as crime prevention, and it aims at delivering a framework for the evaluation of these initiatives, addressing two dimensions: the components of the evidence-based evaluation and the stages of the evaluation process.

The EBEM includes four stages, namely preparation, design, execution, and utilisation, which are integral parts of the iterative evaluation process. The planning of each stage is based on a series of micro-steps that fall under the categories of stakeholder, evidence, and analysis. The model provides an explanation of the key elements involved in communicating with stakeholders, collecting and storing evidence, interpreting data, and disseminating results.

The toolkit is under development and more tools, including e-guides, trainings, repositories, learning resources, and policy recommendations will come soon.

Stay tuned!