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Midline Assessment of an EU funded program, “Building Resilience in Crises through education”

Midline Assessment of an EU funded program, “Building Resilience in Crises through education”

Plan International & Relief International, Ethiopia & Somalia

 

Plan and Relief International are implementing a project funded by the EU to support education for displaced people and host communities in Gambella, Ethiopia and Puntland, South Sudan. Meraki Labs conducted a midline evaluation for partners, comprising a review of performance against OECD-DAC criteria, as well as a review of the research component implemented by the University of Sussex and local research partners. Qualitative data was collected and analysed; quantitative data provided by University of Sussex was cleaned and analysed for correlation. The project provided concrete suggestions for improving outcomes, notably around beneficiary feedback and accountability as well as gender and inclusion of marginalised groups. It must be noted that the views expressed in the report are Meraki’s alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the consortium, its partners or donor.

Final Evaluation of CaLP Activities in the MENA Region

Final Evaluation of CaLP Activities in the MENA Region

Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), MENA Region

 

CaLP has been operating its Middle East and North Africa Office in Amman, Jordan since 2017. In 2018, CaLP received funding from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) to support further expansion of regional presence that would facilitate more intensive engagement on capacity building, research and knowledge management, coordination support, and policy and advocacy objectives. Meraki Labs was commissioned to complete a final evaluation of the CaLP's overall contribution to building an enabling environment for CVA programming in the region and more broadly. The evaluation assessed past project objectives, not only in light of the MENA context and project aims, but also rapid shifts in context. In order to best serve CaLP's agenda, the evaluation was focused on assessing approach as compared to the new global strategic plan for the 2020-2025 period.

 

 

Final Evaluation of the Mediterranean Mixed Migration (3M) Response Programme

Final Evaluation of the Mediterranean Mixed Migration (3M) Response Programme

3M CONSORTIUM (DRC, IRC, START NETWORK)

LIBYA, NIGER, MALI, TUNISIA, BURKINA FASO

3M was a three-year FCDO-funded migration response programme led by a consortium of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Start Network and the Mixed Migration Center (North and West Africa). The programme was operational in Mali, Niger, Libya, Tunisia, and Burkina Faso – with additional reach provided by Migration Emergency Response Facility (MERF) grants provided by the Start Network.

Meraki Labs was commissioned to complete a final evaluation of the programme, with the overall objective of this assignment is to support the 3M migration program to assess to what extent the project has contributed to its overall objective and achieved its results, and to evaluate if the project’s approach (design and implementation) was the right strategy. Meraki Labs used a traditional OECD DAC evaluation approach, combined with an in-depth theory of change review, value for money assessment, and modified the effectiveness assessment to correspond with a routes-based approach framework.

Baseline Assessment for Gender Transformative Programming in North East Nigeria

Baseline Assessment for Gender Transformative Programming in North East Nigeria

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PLAN INTERNATIONAL, NIGERIA

Plan International, with funding from the Government of Canada, aims to implement a gender transformative project in North East Nigeria. In order to ensure effectiveness, a baseline survey is necessary both to set indicator values and to understand community dynamics that affect gender.

Meraki Labs is developing and rolling out a quantitative and qualitative analysis of factors affecting school enrolment, and qualitative relationships and ties that affect girls’ enrolment and retention in schools.

Mixed Migration Monitoring and Evaluation System

Mixed Migration Monitoring and Evaluation System

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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION, YEMEN

Three organizations work on mixed migration in Yemen, and they work in the form of a consortium. However, information collection systems were fragmented and data was not systematically analysed.

Meraki Labs supported the consortium members to develop and roll out one consistent database. Meraki also provided monthly analysis of the data, semi-annual trend analysis and periodic thematic reports on aspects such as gender and smugglers.

Evaluation of Refugee and Host Community Protection Programming in Cox Bazaar

Evaluation of Refugee and Host Community Protection Programming in Cox Bazaar

DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, BANGLADESH

With funding from ECHO, DRC worked to support general protection, protection specifically related to gender-based violence, advocacy and coordination in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Both host community and refugee camps were targeted, with a range of community based programming activities.

Meraki Labs conducted an end-line evaluation including conducting key informant interviews with staff and stakeholders as well as focus group discussions with beneficiaries. The project was evaluated along OECD criteria, and the team was supported in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and learning from the evaluation.

Mixed Migration Consortium Monitoring and Evaluation System

Mixed Migration Consortium Monitoring and Evaluation System

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DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, ETHIOPIA

The Ethiopia Migration Programme is a consortium in which five agencies implement programs across at least 3 regions in Ethiopia, targeting over one million people.

Meraki Labs supported the EMP in translating project objectives and indicators into an M&E framework, and identifying the structures required to roll out this framework effectively across all organizations.

Mixed Migration Consortium Theory of Change

Mixed Migration Consortium Theory of Change

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DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, ETHIOPIA

The Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP) is a GBP 21 million programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID), aiming to enhance the protective environment for migrants and would-be migrants whilst reducing unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia.

Meraki Labs worked with the consortium to analyse the strengths and weaknesses in the Theory of Change and propose revisions and refinements which could increase the impact of the programming.

Evaluation of ECHO Funded Multisectoral Project

Evaluation of ECHO Funded Multisectoral Project

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DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, IRAQ

DRC Iraq provided multi-sectoral support in camp management, protection, shelter, WASH and livelihoods, across eleven governorates in Iraq, with support from ECHO.

Meraki Labs conducted an end-line evaluation including conducting key informant interviews with staff and stakeholders as well as focus group discussions with beneficiaries. The project was evaluated along OECD criteria, and the team was supported in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and learning from the evaluation.