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SCORE Collaborative Analysis of Reconciliation Dynamics

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Interethnic collaboration in Vavuniya
Interethnic collaboration in Vavuniya


USAID’S SCORE Collaborative Analysis of Reconciliation Dynamics (SCORE CARD) project serves as an external learning tool to inform and complement USAID's $19 million Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) project and provide localized data on community-level understanding and dynamics of reconciliation in Sri Lanka. SCORE CARD addresses the difficulty in defining and measuring concepts such as peace, reconciliation, and social cohesion through the Everyday Peace Indicators (EPIs) methodology and provides an opportunity to inform, review, and analyze progress in peacebuilding and reconciliation programming.

Implementing Partner: United States Institute for Peace (USIP); Total Estimated Cost: $700,000; Performance Period: August 2018 – February 2024


The Everyday Peace Indicators project (https://everydaypeaceindicators.org), developed by Professors Pamina Firchow and Roger MacGinty, identifies community-sourced indicators of reconciliation and peace. Instead of top-down indicators of success, communities themselves establish their own indicators, which are measured longitudinally to assess change. This is driven by the premise that communities know best what reconciliation means to them and should be the primary and first source of information on reconciliation effectiveness. Reliable information about entry points and opportunities can inform local reconciliation interventions and change in 30 SCORE intervention communities.  

USIP works with the Social Scientist’s Association (SSA), a Colombo-based research organization that focuses on social change, to lead data collection for the EPI process, which includes indicator-generating focus groups, verification, and survey work. This framework meets high levels of accountability while allowing for regular learning and adaptation. The EPI methodology informs USAID’s SCORE project to coordinate, reflect, and course-correct.  

Last updated: June 23, 2022

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