Case studies


International (English) Course on Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation – Managing for Impact (the Netherlands)

The (English) course recognises that "blue print planning" has become unworkable and often counterproductive. Instead, more flexible, adaptive and process orientated approaches are required. M&E needs to be learning focused, and directed towards supporting managers to cope in a complex and rapidly changing world.

Joint MFS II evaluations at country level (Ethiopia, Liberia, India & Indonesia), for DGIS

Impact evaluation of MFS-II (Co-Funding Framework of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs); assess the contribution of (1) the selected projects on their beneficiary populations, (2) the Dutch MSF organisation on the capacity of the selected southern partners and (3) the selected southern partner organisations on the civil society organisations with whom they have collaborated.

International (French) Course on Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation - Managing for Impact (Burkina Faso)

This (French) course is organised in collaboration with Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP) and the Africa Evaluation Association (AfrEA), annually since 2011. The course recognises that "blue print planning" has become unworkable and often counterproductive.

Independent Evaluation of the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (global, 5 countries), for CTA

This is an evaluation of CTA's programme in ACP countries from 2007 through 2011. This is a learning evaluation with a focus on recommendations for the future.

Conducting a Country Baseline Study for the Girl Power Programme of the Child Rights Alliance (10 countries in Latin America, Africa & Asia), for Plan NL

The Girl Power programme, developed by 6 civil society organisations in the Netherlands, working together in the Child Rights Alliance (CRA), runs from 2011 to 2015. Its main goal is to build capacity in local civil society in 10 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, to support the empowerment of girls and young women for gender equality.

SAADA Evaluation (West Africa)

The purpose of the evaluation was to examine to what extent SAADA-A has achieved its objectives in target countries in West-Africa and to what extent the activities undertaken in the context of SAADA-B and SAADA-C have contributed towards sustainable and inclusive agricultural development in both West Africa as well as other regions in Africa.

Tags: Evaluation

Evaluation Conflict Transformation Tools (Afghanistan & Kenya), for ICCO

ICCO, Department for Democracy & Peace Building, has requested this evaluation of their existing tools for conflict transformation. There are currently three tools in use: 1) conflict analysis; 2) visioning; 3) strategy development. The focus of the evaluation will be user experiences

Tags: Evaluation

Evaluative Study Programmatic Approach, for ICCO

Since 2007 (the start of its Business plan 2007 – 2010) ICCO is implementing a so-called programmatic approach. This way of working is implemented within the organisation in a learning by doing and ‘continuous adaptation’ approach based on experiences in the field. After working for 2-3 years with this approach ICCO wants to undertake an evaluative study.

Tags: Evaluation

Independent evaluation of Switzerland's Economic Development Cooperation in the field of trade promotion of organic agriculture products (Albania & India), for SECO/WE

An independent evaluation serving the purpose of analysing the relevance of the strategic approach in the organic sector, of analysing its impact at a larger level of economic development and of contributing to the institutional learning within the Swiss Economic Cooperation and Development Division of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO/WE) in cooperation with AgroEco.

External Review - Africa, for IUCN

The main focus of the External Review was on the global IUCN Programme (in Africa) and its delivery on the ground through the Commissions and the Secretariat, with Members and partners, with an emphasis on assessing the link between conservation and livelihoods. The review was forward looking and intended to capture lessons from IUCN’s work to aid in the design of future programmatic work. 

Tags: Evaluation