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Review and analysis of GAC’s programming portfolio

Review and analysis of GAC’s programming portfolio

Global Affairs Canada, Canada

 

In light of the Charlevoix Declaration, and the Together for Learning campaign, Global Affairs Canada is reviewing and reinforcing its commitment to education for displaced children and youth. Meraki Labs conducted a portfolio review for GAC; the review aimed to assess strengths and weaknesses, identify gaps and trends in the portfolio, and identify a possible strategic focus and direction for the future. The review was conducted in the wider context of the Together for Learning campaign and thus also aimed to identify synergies between programming and other campaign pillars. The report identified and proposed ways to build on GAC's comparative advantages and core strengths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 critera, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Displacement in Northeast South Sudan and the borderlands

Displacement in Northeast South Sudan and the borderlands

Danish Demining Group, South Sudan

 

 In order to implement conflict-sensitive peacebuilding and resilience programming in Northeast South Sudan, the Danish Demining Group (DDG) needed to develop an evidence base on current issues and dynamics driving displacement along the South Sudan-Ethiopian borderlands. This project included conducting primary qualitative research in Pibor County  to conduct a contextual analysis of communities, conducting a root causes analysis, evaluating cross-border policies and practices affecting resilience and economic wellbeing of communities, and mapping existing community-based resilience factors and peacebuilding processes and initiatives. Following the research, Meraki Labs supported DDG in developing a project concept and accompanying theory of change.