Monitoring & evaluation

Monitoring & evaluation

“Support for capitalization processes led by the working groups ‘Peasant Leaders Training’ and ‘Economic Guidance and Access to Funding for Farmer Organizations’.”

Sepop: a capacity building project for farmer organizations to consolidate services and advocate for actions
The Services and Advocacy Project for Farmer Organizations (SEPOP) is a 5-year project (July 2020-July 2025), primarily funded by AFD, coordinated by AgriCord, with the support of Afdi and Fert. It aims to strengthen the capacities of around forty Agricultural Producer Organizations (APOs) with diverse sizes and levels of structuring in 15 countries (Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Latin America). Eight Agri-Agencies (AAs) guide these APOs in a flexible approach, based on the specific needs expressed by these organizations, considering their journeys, contextual realities, and sectors (food crops, horticulture, dairy cattle farming, organic quinoa, coffee, cocoa, etc.).
The approaches take into account cross-cutting issues such as the integration of women and youth, as well as adaptation to climate change (climate change diagnostics and mitigation plans planned for some APOs). The project, operating at both the local and national levels, contributes to demonstrating the importance of organizing sectors to improve the living conditions of APO members (33,000 targeted Family Farming Enterprises (FFEs) as beneficiaries) and to meet the food needs of the target countries.
SEPOP activities primarily contribute to enhancing the skills and knowledge of APO members and leaders to strengthen services to members and the advocacy capacity of APOs (at the local level or as umbrella organizations) to participate in the development of favorable public policies. The main training and support activities cover the following areas:

Services: Strengthening technical and organizational capacities of APOs (strategy, financial, administrative, and commercial management, development of advice, management of collective services tailored to the needs of farmers, etc.).

Advocacy: Strengthening capacities for the development and implementation of public policies (training elected leaders of APOs for issue analysis, participation in the implementation of development programs, or the development of certain aspects of agricultural policies and their operationalization).

Monitoring & evaluation

Final Review of the Recovery of Vocational and Technical Education and Training for Employment (RESET) Project in Guinea-Bissau

The objective is to strengthen the effectiveness of the technical and vocational education and training system in Guinea-Bissau

Implementation 02/2024 – 04/2024

Monitoring & evaluation

Final Review of the Intervention: Digital REsponse Connecting CiTizens (DIRECCT) Senegal + Wehubit

The objective is to enhance digital connectivity and digital solutions to strengthen the resilience of education, health systems, and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the face of COVID-19 in the ACP countries

Implementation 01/2024 – 03/2024

Monitoring & evaluation

Mid-term review of the interventionSupport for citizen participation in Morocco, component 2: “strengthening the participation of civil society in the development, monitoring and evaluation of local public policies

The “Support for Citizen Participation in Morocco” program funded by the European Union (EU) aims on the one hand to strengthen the capacities of civil society, and on the other hand to support the country’s efforts in promoting participatory democracy. This concept of participatory democracy is mainly realized through the active engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs) as well as citizens themselves in the process of developing, monitoring and evaluating public policies, whether either at the central, regional or local level.
The general objective of the program “Support for Citizen Participation in Morocco” aims to “develop a critical mass of citizen participation in the 5 targeted regions, to strengthen local governance through transparency, the legitimacy of the social pact and the public action, as well as the quality of the services provided.

Implementation 02/11/2023 – 31/01/2024

Monitoring & evaluation

Final review of the interventionPAGIE – Project to support economic interest groups for the development of the phoeniccultural sector in Moroccan oasese

The PAGIE aims to promote the phoenicicole sector of different oases in Morocco via the aggregation of family producers (women and men) by professionalized GIEs, allowing them to penetrate the market with quality products and competitive capacity. Four main outcomes underpin this objective, namely:
• Valorization units managed by GIEs can count on a sustainable supply of quality dates based on aggregation models which improve the structuring, supervision and training of phoeniciculturists.
• Valorization units are operational, marketing increasing volumes and penetrating competitive markets.
• An effective and sustainable model of coordination, support and advisory support for the date value chain is operational.
• The development of professions and service organizations allows a growing role for women and young people in the date value chain

Implementation 12/10/2023 – 25/12/2023

Monitoring & evaluation

Mid-term evaluation of the 2022-26 Joint program “stronger citizens and social movements for a fairer, more united and sustainable world

The 4 Belgian partner NGOs – FIAN, Quinoa, Solidagro and Viva Salud – have joined forces and complementarities in terms of interculturality, the fight against inequalities, the right to health, the right to food and the rights of peasants and approaches to lead a common program that aspires for citizens to have more power and for their political participation through social movements to be strengthened to bring about structural change in our economic, political system and social so that a just, united, decolonized and sustainable world, based on human rights, can come about.

The consortium’s 4 strategies are:

• Awareness raising, training and mobilization: to strengthen citizen engagement

• Support for movements and networking: to strengthen their capacities for action and organization

• Advocacy and expertise: to drive political choices favorable to system change

• Strengthening and supporting alternative models: to improve the socio-economic conditions of the population and promote these good practices.

The mid-term evaluation aims to answer the question: “How does our approach and practice of strengthening and supporting social movements contribute to achieving the objectives of the joint program?” “.

To do this, it will be:

• Evaluate practices with social movements (are they effective, do they create change).

• Nurture learning and reinforce practices with these movements in order to be more effective and efficient

• Confirm that this work contributes to the change sought by the outcome.

• Ensure monitoring of certain indicators: measure the level of achievement and the relevance of actions with regard to these indicators (outcome Belgium);

• Train in evaluation techniques, strengthen synergies and the sharing of knowledge and good practices between the staff and local offices (and therefore their organization) of the program;

• Formulate conclusions and recommendations (with a clear relationship between the two) with a view to strengthening the quality and impact of the joint program, in particular through the sharing of lessons learned and innovative practices.

Implementation 19/10/2023 – 15/07/2024

Monitoring & evaluation

Capacity Building for IFAD’s Project Procurement Investment Portfolio-BUILD PROC

The project’s goal was “Fostering efficient use of public funds and contributing to institutional strengthening, corporate governance and capacity building in public procurement systems through the adoption by Borrowers/Recipients of international public procurement standards to greater development impact and results.”
Moreover, its specific objectives were: “Upgrading the skills or bridge the skills gap of those directly or indirectly involved in procurement to enable them perform their tasks more effectively and efficiently through tailored training. This will enhance performance in public procurement and improve procurement outcomes. This will further contribute to greater development impact and transparency for investment of projects focus on ARD1 and will decrease the overall fiduciary risk of the IFAD portfolio.” The main focus of this external evaluation is to determine the effectiveness of the training programme, as it is presented in Kirkpatrick’s model, level 4 – Results. Notably, it aims to demonstrate and explore if the training provided leads to tangible and measurable operational improvements on the ground, and if yes, what were the conditions for such change to happen. In other words, to identify if changes – positive, negative, intended or unintended, have occurred because of participants attending the BUILDPROC programme, while bringing further clarity on the conditions and mechanisms that supported the obtained outcomes.

Implementation 17/11/2023 -18/02/2024

Monitoring & evaluation

“Final review of the intervention ‘Strengthening the Referral General Hospital St Joseph in Kinshasa for COVID-19 response in the context of a structural health system strengthening approach.’”

Designed in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, the project consisted of two axes: firstly, a focus on the response to COVID-19, with a particular emphasis on case management; secondly, a focus on strengthening the institutional, technical, and organizational capacities of the hospital. One of the innovations planned in this latter framework was the establishment of a subsidized flat-rate pricing system based on the principles developed in various other Enabel projects. As part of the new bilateral portfolio for 2023-2027, the city of Kinshasa has been included as a beneficiary for the “health and social protection” axis. This evaluation is therefore important to guide stakeholders on the interest of including support for St Joseph Hospital in the future portfolio to be managed by Enabel.

The review of the support program for St Joseph Hospital aims to: • Support management. Based on in-depth, evidence-based analyses, useful and applicable recommendations will be produced. • Contribute to learning by analyzing the project development process. • Ensure accountability to the donor, partner, and internal actors by providing an external assessment of progress made and results achieved.”

Implementation 15/05/2023 – 15/07/2023

Monitoring & evaluation

Agence française de développement (AFD) – Support for monitoring and evaluation and transversal and continuous capitalization of projects financed by the “FISONG social, economic and civic reintegration of young school dropouts”

Through FISONG, AFD supports the testing of interventions specifically targeting out-of-school youth. The activation of this instrument allows NGOs to propose new ways of approaching the issue of the integration of these young people, through conceptual, methodological and organizational innovations. The Cota service aims to contribute to:

  • Consolidate the approaches of NGOs by strengthening the methodological tools for project management and efficiency;
  • Support their anchoring in the local ecosystem by facilitating reflexivity on the conditions of sustainability and institutional articulation;
  • Facilitate intersectoral dialogue between NGOs and AFD;
  • Bring out useful lessons for the strategic and programmatic reflections of stakeholders.

Implementation period: September to July 2024

Monitoring & evaluation

Project ” Un logement digne pour toutes et tous ! ” – Phase 2 : improvement of housing conditions and citizen mobilization in precarious neighborhoods of Antananarivo (Madagascar)

The Abbé Pierre Foundation (FAP), the Fonenana Mendrika Association (AFM) and the Cota, in conjunction with 8 other structures, form a partnership for the execution of this project, carried out under the contracting authority of the Abbé Pierre Foundation and under the supervision of the AFM.
The project aims to support 900 households in precarious neighborhoods in the 1st and 4th arrondissements of Antananarivo on operations to improve their living environment, and to educate 15,000 people from these neighborhoods, civil society, partner associations and local administrative authorities, to the challenges of decent housing.
The Cota will support the establishment of a three-dimensional monitoring and evaluation system, geared towards change, performance and organizational monitoring, will supervise its animation and ensure its proper functioning. The following activities will be deployed: workshop for the development of the overall monitoring and evaluation framework, workshop for the development of related tools, pearl monitoring for the appropriation of the system, mid-term review and final review.

July 2021 to July 2024

Monitoring & evaluation

Fondation Abbé Pierre – La Reunion Agency – Support to the implementation of the 2018 – 2022 territory project

This support aims to :

  • Draw up an inventory of the practices of the agency’s team in terms of monitoring and evaluation of the territorial project ;
  • List the tools available and identify improvements to be made to develop quality monitoring and evaluation ;
  • Put in place a global monitoring and evaluation system adapted to the pre-existing practices of the team ;
  • Contribute to the development of a new work culture, through a collectively focused monitoring and evaluation work.

May 2019 to June 2021

Monitoring & evaluation

Fondation Abbé Pierre – Support for creating a mechanism for monitoring changes on the 2018-2022 strategic project

This mission presents two main goals :

• Design a system for assessing the Foundation’s contribution to social changes on the basis of its strategic axes ;
• Strengthen transversality and dialogue between the Foundation’s directorates on the basis of a common tool for monitoring changes.

May to December 2019

Monitoring & evaluation

Fondation Abbé Pierre – Supporting the creation of a change monitoring system for the project of the Direction of territories animation

This mission has three main objectives: 

  • To design a system for assessing the contribution of the Foundation’s territorial agencies to the improvement of the living conditions of people living in poor housing ;
  • To appreciate the advocacy force of the territorial agencies at the level of local public policies ;
  • To appreciate the ways of doing and organizing of the Direction of territories animation.

May to December 2019

Monitoring & evaluation

FIAN Belgium – Facilitating a collective process to improve monitoring and evaluation tools and methods

This support mission has three objectives :

  • Develop a coherent and collective approach to the monitoring and evaluation of the organization’s activities ;
  • Analyze existing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and tools, adapt them and create new ones if necessary ;
  • Jointing the monitoring and evaluation of the organization with the expectations of Belgian actors of the cooperation-development field in the matter.

September 2018 to March 2019

Monitoring & evaluation

Humanity and Inclusion Luxembourg – Support for setting up a monitoring and evaluation device

The proposed support aims to build a monitoring and evaluation device linked to the logical framework of the current general agreement in global citizenship education (2018-2020) and which extends to the next programming phase (2021 – 2023).

The approach aims firstly to question the relevance of the existing result indicators and to structure the device in its “mechanics” part, and secondly to determine the (ultimate and intermediate) changes to which the current general agreement intends to contribute, to develop markers of progress to inform these changes and integrate them into the monitoring and evaluation device as designed and tested upstream.

September 2018 to February 2020

Monitoring & evaluation

AFD Niger – Accompaniment of the High Authority for Peacebuilding steering and monitoring-evaluation function within the framework of the “DIFFA Youth” project

The main objective of this project is to contribute to improving the living conditions and prospects of young people in Diffa and to reduce the feeling of exclusion among 15-35 year olds, who represent 30% of the population. It is based on an integrated approach at the level of a territory, taking into account all the dimensions that relate to the social and professional integration of young people, combining short and long time and involving local actors. More broadly, improving the employability of young people and developing social and life opportunities will also help to reduce the risk of young people falling into violence or even radicalization.

The project has three specific objectives :

  • Promote the social and economic dynamics of vulnerable youth in their community (activities with rapid economic impact and socio-educational, cultural and sports activities, citizen participation) ;
  • Improve the social and professional integration of young people (training, mediation and integration support mechanisms adapted to the local context) ;
  • Strengthen the leadership capacities of national (High Authority for Peace Consolidation) and local (Diffa Regional Council) institutions to strengthen the legitimacy of the State, the coordination of actors and the economic and social development of the region.

September 2018 to September 2019

Monitoring & evaluation

Étudiants & développement – Supporting the implementation of a change-oriented monitoring and evaluation system

This mission has several objectives :

  • Define the constituent elements of a “journey of commitment” of young people and students within the organization ; 
  • Define elements of change to document and develop related progress markers ;
  • Technically structure the device (matrix, collection and encoding tools, data processing mechanisms) ;
  • Encourage the ownership and autonomous animation of the device by E&D and the members of its network.

April 2018 to April 2019

Monitoring & evaluation

Fondation Nicolas Hulot & Forim – Support for setting up a monitoring and evaluation system for the program “Génération climat”

This mission aims to :

  • Revisit the logical framework of the program and enrich it with a change dimension ;
  • Define progress markers to appreciate these changes ;
  • Develop and test tools for collecting, encoding and processing generated data.

This is intended to enhance the program’s ability to document its  accomplishments and the changes it is contributing to.

February to September 2018

Monitoring & evaluation

Starting block – Supporting the implementation of a monitoring and evaluation device

This mission is about three objectives :

  • Being able to measure the contribution of the actions implemented by Starting block in changing representations of its public, regarding citizenship ;
  • Being able to measure the progressive structuring, the commitment and the strengthening of the actors in the SENS network ;
  • Supporting the decision-making to restore better results and effects of the actions implemented by Starting block.

June, 2017 to March, 2018