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Evaluation of CAPAQUA –Development of Educational and Research CAPacity in Eastern Africa for the Sustainable Management of AQUAatic Ecosystems 4/20187/2018Dr. Stefan SilvestriniUniversität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Cornelia Römling

Description

CAPAQUA (Development of Educational and Research CAPacity in Eastern Africa for the Sustainable Management of AQUAatic Ecosystems) aims at enhancing the capacity of Eastern African Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) institutions. CAPAQUA is jointly implemented by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the Egerton University (EGU), the Addis Ababa University (AAU), the Bahir Dar University and the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research, National Fish and Other Aquatic Lives Research Center (EIAR-NFALRC). CAPACQUA overall objective is to foster sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems and their resources in order to improve livelihoods in Eastern Africa and to contribute towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The main purpose of the evaluation is to identify successes as well as weaknesses of the project, and to provide recommendations for the project partners to improve the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of possible future CAPAQUA projects. The evaluation is also appraising the extent to which the cross-cutting issue gender mainstreaming has been applied and seeks to identify the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the expected project results and objective. In order to assess the project, the evaluation is to focus on the project period from October 2015 to September 2018.

A rich set of mainly qualitative data is collected by means of in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with different stakeholders, programme participants, graduates as well as staff. Programme and project documentations will provide quantitative data and will be complemented by quantitative data collected during focus group discussions. The geographic focus of the evaluation is the Eastern African region, with emphasis on Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia, with empirical data collection in these three countries during short field visits. Additionally, Austrian institutions will be visited.
Evaluation of the Project "Protecting, promoting and involving children in refugee camps (Hamburg)"4/20186/2018Dr. Susanne Johanna VäthPlan International Deutschland e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

Plan International Deutschland e. V. is committed to implement the international minimum standards for the protection of children in humanitarian crises. The project "Protecting, promoting and involving children in refugee camps" is implemented in two refugee camps in Hamburg between July 2017 and June 2018. It aims at strengthening the safety of refugee children and youth, creating a child-friendly environment and ensuring child protection in refugee camps. The overall goal of the project is to reduce the risks for children and young people to such an extent that their well-being is ensured. This is done by creating a positive environment for children and young people in which children's rights are respected.

The overall objective of the evaluation is to assess the project in a summative way. At the same time, in view of the ongoing work with children and young people in refugee contexts, this evaluation also identifies potential for improvement and gives evidence-based recommendations for action. With a strong focus on the OECD/DAC evaluation criterion of effectiveness, this evaluation will show to what extent the project was able to achieve its goals and to what extent its activities were appropriate in this regard.

From a methodological point of view, a participatory evaluation approach and a multi-method approach are applied. The combination of different data collection and evaluation methods will take into account the special requirements of the subject matter and the target group of children and young people. Therefore, the evaluation team will conduct guideline-based expert interviews and focus group discussions and will apply creative methods for qualitative data collection amongst children.

Evaluation of APPEAR projects (programme periods I and II)3/20188/2018Dr. Stefan SilvestriniÖsterreichischer Austauschdienst (OeAD)-GmbH

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Cornelia Römling, M.A. Tatjana Mauthofer

Description

The Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR) is conceived, guided and financed by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) to implement its ‘Higher Education and Scientific Cooperation’ strategy in support of Higher Education and Research for Development on an academic institutional level. The funded projects are implemented by the Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD GmbH). APPEAR’s overall objective is to strengthen the institutional capacities in higher education, research and management through Academic Partnerships with Austrian higher education institutions and through scholarships. The partnerships aim to improve the general standards in higher education, research and management by means of knowledge sharing and designing innovative projects. The achievement of these objectives should finally contribute to effective and sustainable reduction of poverty in the partner countries.

The overarching goal of the evaluation is to assess the ongoing and completed projects of the APPEAR periods I and II. Thereby, it provides insights about the projectsÂ’ adherence to the APPEAR guidelines and basic principles during their implementation, and about the extent to which they are to achieve their objectives and results. Furthermore, the projects are assessed according to the OECD/DAC criteria Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability. The objective of the evaluation is to identify the strengths, weaknesses and challenges of the APPEAR projects and present conclusions, lessons learnt and recommendations for the remaining or future projects.

The evaluation makes use of a variety of methods (i. e. qualitative document analysis, contribution and qualitative attribution analysis). Primary data is to be collected during project visits to Ethiopia and Uganda, interviews and focus group discussions with project partners in Austria as well as virtual interviews with staff and key stakeholders of two projects in Nicaragua. The data collection instruments also comprise semi-standardized surveys, programme and project documentations and previous programme evaluations.
Meta-Evaluation of Plan International evaluation reports2/20184/2018Dr. Stefan SilvestriniPlan International Deutschland e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Cornelia Römling, M.A. Sandra Bäthge, Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Description

Plan International is working for many years now in Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift children out of poverty. The German National Office of Plan International was founded in 1989, and has been contributing to funding development projects and programs as well as funding and commissioning external evaluations. Plan International Germany decided to implement a meta-evaluation of evaluation reports conducted between 2013 and 2017 covering all geographical working areas.

The primary objectives of the meta-evaluation are to assess the strengths and weaknesses by analyzing the quality of the evaluation reports, to identify the success and risk factors that may affect their quality and to give recommendations. A particular focus will be laid upon the influence of the type of evaluation (i.e. by whom it is coordinated and implemented) and the available resources and timeframe.

The meta-evaluation is based on the analysis of the evaluation reports. The document analysis will be structured in two phases. While in the first phase (‘pre-rating’) the completeness of the evaluation reports will be assessed, in a second phase (‘in-depth analysis’), a more comprehensive set of quality assessment criteria will be applied on a sample of reports, to allow for a more detailed assessment of the validity of their findings and usefulness to their addressees. Comprehensive analysis tools will be used to analyze the completeness of the reports as well as the validity of findings and the usefulness of evaluation reports.
Evaluation of the project Media in Libya: Stability through reconciliation1/20188/2020Dr. Vera HennefeldDW Akademie

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

The object of this evaluation is the project Media in Libya: Stability through reconciliation (MLSR) of the DW Akademie. MLSR is a follow-up of the precursor project Media in Libya: Stability through Structure. The overall goal of MLSR is to “enable a process of public discourse and eventually reconciliation across a fragmented Libyan society – prerequisites for development of democratic reform and constitutional process in the country.” by “promoting [the] right to access to information to the people of Libya and [the] freedom of expression in Libya” (DW Akademie, 2017, p. 4). The approach of MLSR is fourfold (i.e., four activity clusters): (1) supporting Libyan institutions/authorities efforts in the field of media governance, (2) developing a Libyan Media Network, (3) training local freelance journalists from all regions of Libya with a special focus on ethnic minorities and gender, and (4) providing grants for Libyan media projects.

The evaluation of MLSR can be considered as a planned impact evaluation, which needs valid qualitative/quantitative data on the situation at the beginning of MLSR (i.e., baseline). The second stage of evaluation (i.e., interim evaluation) will start in January 2019. Comparing the results of baseline and interim evaluation, the evaluators will be able to identify and assess the preliminary effects of MLSR. Moreover, the evaluators may give first recommendations on how to improve MLSR (e.g., identification of [un]successful project strategies, alternative actions). The third stage of evaluation will start shortly after the end of MLSR (i.e., January 2021). The main goal of the final evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of MLSR (i.e., achievements in relevant targeted areas).

Taking into account LibyaÂ’s highly volatile and difficult context, we will rely on a robust mixed-method approach: secondary document/data analyses, content analyses of short written guided and in-depth oral guided interviews, and statistical analysis of quantitative of survey data.
Meta-Evaluation of 34 evaluation reports of World Vision Deutschland 12/20173/2018M.A. Tatjana MauthoferWorld Vision Deutschland e.V. (WVD)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Tatjana Mauthofer, Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Description

For the third time, World Vision Germany (WVG) commissioned CEval to conduct a meta-evaluation of evaluation reports of its supported development programmes. In total, 34 evaluation reports of the financial years of 2016 and 2017 have been included, aiming at analyzing their quality and validity.

The evaluation is based on an analysis matrix, jointly created by CEval and WVG, which is structured along the main criteria of voice and inclusion, transparency, methodology, triangulation, contribution, satisfaction of information needs, conceptualization of findings and the newly added criterion of sustainability. Firstly, criteria are assessed systematically along pre-defined sub-questions and corresponding scales. Secondly, results are then aggregated and visualized. Lastly, the results are compared with previous meta-evaluations and trends were discussed.
Development and Implementation of a M&E System for the 'EinTanzHaus'12/20178/2020Dr. Vera HennefeldKulturamt der Stadt Mannheim

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Description

The 'EinTanzHaus' is expected to be a center for contemporary dance in a cultural monument of particular importance in the City of Mannheim. The founder of the La Trottier Dance Collective, Eric Trottier, and the designer and artist Daria Holme have jointly created the preconditions to develop a dance center in Southern Germany with the exemplary conversion of a protected historic church building, which can open up new perspectives for the dance scene in Germany due to its infrastructure, its stage size, its central location and the artistic experience.

The task of CEval GmbH is to develop and implement a M&E concept that serves for the management of the project and the regular review of goal attainment and impact assessment. Therefore, a target system and value-added indicators for the 'EinTanzHaus' as well as a data collection plan are developed together with the participants in a first step. Further, CEval GmbH is involved in all steps of the data collection, evaluation and interpretation and thus supports the parties involved in the strategic management of the project.
Meta-evaluation and synthesis of Christoffel Blindenmission evaluation reports12/20172/2018M.Sc. Elisabeth SchneiderChristoffel-Blindenmission (CBM)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Tatjana Mauthofer, Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Description

On behalf of the Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM), CEval conducted a meta-evaluation of 24 evaluation reports from 2016 and 2017. With its mandate to “transform the lives of disabled people in the world’s poorest countries” the project focus of CBM is an exhaustive collaboration with as well as the promotion of local partners in developing countries and conflict areas.

The primary purpose of the meta-evaluation was to summarize findings of the independent evaluation reports and to draw up general learnings along CBMÂ’s mandate areas. It examined the actual contribution of joint projects to changes for CBM partners and clients as well as the usage and usefulness of the evaluation reports for CBM staff members in seven world regions.

Focus of the evaluation was an exhaustive analysis of the submitted evaluation reports. In a first step, to ensure homogeneity of data, the quality of reports was assessed systematically. Reports that fulfil minimum quality standards were then subjected to an in-depth analysis based on the evaluation questions of CBM. Additional quantitative and qualitative data regarding the usage and usefulness of evaluation reports were collected by means of an online survey addressing all end users of CBMÂ’s evaluation reports.
Begleitende Evaluation eines Slum Rehabilitationsprojekts in Brasilien11/201711/2020M.A. Tatjana MauthoferKnorr-Bremse Global Care e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Tatjana Mauthofer, Dr. Cornelia Römling

Description

Jointly with a local partner, Knorr-Bremse Global Care e.V. (KBGC) supports a training and rehabilitation project in a community in GrajaĂş, a slum district in Sao Paolo, Brasil. The project aims at improving the living conditions of the community by qualifying young people for self-sustained income-generation and rehabilitating the area by building wooden houses. Main activities include training of youth in civil construction and set up of sustainable housing by residents of the slum and the trained youth.

KBGC has commissioned CEval to establish a Monitoring & Evaluation framework to gather feedback on the training activities and trace quality of life outcomes over time to assess whether the programÂ’s objectives are being achieved. In order to identify the outcomes of the training on the qualification of the participants and their application of knowledge gained, a time-series design is applied, implying several phases of data collection with the help of standardized survey questionnaires. Outcomes of students will be traced every six months over a period of three years, with baseline, monitoring and end line reports being drafted after each data collection to support organizational learning and improvement on project design.
Data collection for the certificate “Fan project in accordance with the National Plan for Safety in Sports” (German: „Fanprojekt nach dem Nationalen Konzept Sport und Sicherheit“)10/201712/2019Dr. Vera HennefeldKoordinationsstelle Fanprojekte bei der Deutschen Sportjugend (KOS)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

In Germany, there is a dense network of social work institutions in the field of adolescent soccer fans (“fan projects”) that work in accordance with the National Plan for Safety in Sports (German: Nationales Konzept Sport und Sicherheit). A certification of those fan projects has been launched in 2010. Offering fan projects an instrument of quality control, the certification is intended to pursue multiple goals: (a) establishing a common standard for fan projects, (b) increasing confidence in the work of fan projects, and (c) improving the working context of fan projects. The certificate has been awarded by the Quality Management Group of the Centre for Fan Project Coordination of the German Sports Youth (German: Koordinationsstelle Fanprojekte bei der Deutschen Sportjugend). Members of the Quality Management Group belong to several stakeholder groups: soccer, federal authorities (for family affairs), science, and fan projects themselves.

During a first subproject (5/2015-6/2016), the CEval GmbH (a) revised the certification process, (b) tested the revised certification process on five fan projects, and (c) developed a standardized, feasible concept for collecting information necessary for certification. Thereby the certificate attests fan projectsÂ’ high quality of work. For more information, click here (German only).

Within the ongoing second subproject, CEval GmbH supports the nationwide roll-out of the revised certification by collecting all necessary information on all the remaining German soccer fan projects.
Evaluation of the demographic monitoring tool demowanda: Demand-oriented coaching on self-evaluation9/201712/2018Dr. Vera HennefeldBundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Description

"The BAuA explores the conditions and developments in gainful employment with a view to providing workers with the best possible protection and Support both today and in the future." (s. BAuA-Website). Leading the project Demografischer Wandel in der Arbeitswelt (demowanda) is one of BAuAÂ’s Tasks. demowanda is a demographic monitoring tool, which has been ordered by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

BAuA is going to self-evaluate demowanda - their collaboration project with BiB, BIBB, DZA, IAB and RKI. The object of BAuA's self-evaluation will be product and process of the project demowanda. The project partners are going to evaluate (a) the online platform and demographic monitoring tool demowanda and (b) the project process from commissioning to realization.

In order to successfully realize the self-evaluation, BAuA has asked the CEval GmbH to accompany their project and to provide them with demand-oriented coaching/training. Employees of BAuA, who are involved in the self-evaluation of demowanda, will be enabled to close potential gaps in and to extend their knowledge on self-evaluation. Moreover, coaching/training will help to ensure the conceptual as well as methodological quality of the self-evaluation project.

The demand-oriented coaching includes (a) phone and on-site consulting, (b) in house trainings/workshops, and (c) Support of creating evaluation materials/documents.
Evaluation of the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change7/20176/2020Dr. Stefan SilvestriniUmweltbundesamt (UBA)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Hansjörg Gaus, Selina Röhrig, M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Partner: adelphi

Description

The German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (DAS) and the corresponding Adaptation Action Plan are the main pillars of GermanyÂ’s climate policy. The Federal Government aims to reduce the vulnerability of the economy, the environment and society to the effects of climate change in the long term. To this end, a number of concrete measures have recently been implemented at various levels. In order to successfully adapt to climate change and to continue to develop the national climate change strategy, it is important to critically reflect on the current process as well as to acknowledge achievements and possible shortcomings.

The overarching goal of the evaluation commissioned by the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) is to determine whether the national adaptation strategy represents a successful approach for increasing the adaptive capacity and reducing the vulnerability of natural, social and economic systems to the effects of climate change. The evaluation includes three central parts: (1) the process of developing and implementing the strategy on the nationl level (2) the implementation status of the adaptation measures at the federal level and (3), an impact assessment of the strategy's effects on the vulnerability and adaptative capacities of natural, social and economic systems.

The Center for Evaluation (CEval) implements the evaluation together with adelphi. To do so, a methodology will be used which was developed in a previous project and which has already been adopted politically. With the use of central evaluation questions as well as a policy impact model, data will be initially collected using a variety of methods (interviews, document analysis etc.). Using defined evaluation criteria, a comprehensive data analysis and evaluation will be carried out. The results and hypotheses will be reflected in a Delphi method and then condensed.
University cooperation with the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Catholic Pontifical University of Ecuador (PUCE) supported through the DAAD funding programme „Subject-Related Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education in Developing Countries 7/201712/2020M.Sc. Lena TaubeDeutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Stockmann

Description

The Saarland University (UdS) and the University of Costa Rica (UCR) have been maintaining an intensive cooperation since 2008, which was financially supported by the DAAD programme “Subject-Related Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education in Developing Countries” between 2012 and 2015. Through the DAAD University Advisory Program, the preceding collaboration had already received financial support. Particularly in the light of an ever-rising need for evaluations and competencies in the field of evaluation, both partners are zealous to continue the collaboration within the framework of the DAAD funding programme and to expand it sustainably by the integration of a second partnering institute of higher education. The Catholic Pontifical University of Ecuador (PUCE) could be won for this objective.

Crucial elements of this third phase of cooperation are supposed to be the implementation of a new blended learning MasterÂ’s study program in evaluation at the PUCE, and the implementation of a further educational opportunity in the blended learning format, respectively, at the Center for Research and Training in Public Administration (CICAP) at the UCR, and quality assurance of the formation and further education in evaluation in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Latin America (amelioration of formation and further education as well as research in evaluation). Moreover, the establishment of a Latin American university network in the discipline of evaluation (network formation and internationalization), the strengthening of practical orientation within the academic formation in evaluation and the contribution to evidence-based policy making (application of scientific evaluative research in political practice), and, eventually, the consolidation and institutional expansion of the cooperation between the universities involved and the research institute CICAP (triangular and South-South-cooperation) are on the agenda of the program. The respective cooperation is intended to last for four years (2017-2020).
Process Evaluation of the career support program 'Securing Talents - Shaping the Future' (2017-2018)6/201712/2018Dr. Vera HennefeldCusanuswerk - Bischöfliche Studienförderung

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Description

The program 'Securing talents - shaping the future' by the Cusanuswerk aims to support future female leaders. The program focuses on mentoring elements that is tutorial support for scholarship holders by professionally experienced academics. It also focuses on occupationally specific training and support measures as well as on building a peer-network. The CEval has been conducting accompanying external evaluations to ensure quality management since the start of the career support program in 2007. An accompanying evaluation will also take place during the fifth program run 2017/18. The main task of this evaluation is to provide the responsible employees with management-related information. In this context, questions regarding satisfaction with the offered events, quality of tutorial relationships as well as questions regarding professional and personal use of the relationships for both sides are especially relevant. In regards to methods, the evaluation covers standardized questionnaires of mentees and mentors compared at three points in time.
Impact Study: Assessing the Impact of Fairtrade on Poverty Reduction through Rural Development, Follow-up study 20174/20172/2018Dr. Stefan SilvestriniTransFair Germany (TFG)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.Sc. Elisabeth Schneider, Friederike von Cölln, M.A. Tatjana Mauthofer

Description

TransFair e.V. aims at strengthening the objectives of Fairtrade and enabling Producers in the Global South to make a living of the products they produce. Among other things, this should be achieved by establishing long-term and as direct as possible Relations between producer organizations in the Global South and markets in the Global North and by complying with Standards such as the legal Minimum wage, wearing protective clothing, paid vacation and social insurance for workers working on plantations.

In order to assess the impact of Fairtrade on the socioeconomic Environment of Producers, TransFair e.V. and the Swiss Max Havelaar Foundation had commissioned CEval in 2011 to carry out the impact Evaluation "Assessing the Impact of Fairtrade on Poverty Reduction through Rural Development." The study was the first of its kind to analyze the potential contribution of Fairtrade to improve the living conditions in rural Areas. The study design covered the countries Ghana, India, Kenya and Peru and the product categories banana,cotton, flower, coffee, cocoa and tea. Findings suggest that the presence of Fairtrade certified cooperatives or plantations involve more memberss of the local communities into rural development activities and contribute to an improvement of social, economic, and environmental conditions in rural areas.

In its 25th anniversary year, TransFair e.V. wants to follow up on the previous findings and commissioned CEval to carry out a further study on the impact of Fairtrade in local communities based on the empirical findings of the original study. By collecting a wide range of quantitative and qualitative data in 2011, a comprehensive data base was created which allows for an assessment of the development Progress within the target group. On the Basis of a comparison of expert interviews, focus group discussions, participatory observations and quantitative surveys, it will be possible to reconstruct an evaluate development paths with a view to social, economic and ecological development.
Framework contract for developing and implementing effect-oriented monitoring systems for DAAD programs6/20165/2019Dr. Vera HennefeldDeutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

The aim of this project is to empower the DAAD to be able to cope with the increasing challenges in terms of results-based monitoring and control systems. Orienting itself more strongly to actual developmental results and ensuring a stronger focus on its partnersÂ’ needs (managing for results), the DAAD, as mediating party, is depending on evidence based planning, controlling, and reporting of project performing parties (i.e., universities). The monitoring systems to be implemented in this project are considered to increase the quality of information on program activities - in the context of project performing partiesÂ’ accounting as well within interactions between project parties in general (i.e., funding organization, DAAD, and university). Thereby, future monitoring systems promote collaborative learning and strategic development of DAADÂ’s funding programs.

In this project, CEval is mainly working in the following areas: developing of specific results models and indicator catalogues for existing as well as for future funding programs; adapting existing monitoring processes, procedures, and instruments for project planning, project controlling, and project reporting within DAADÂ’s funding programs; development of program-specific monitoring concepts and their realization. Moreover, CEval will provide employees of DAAD and of universities with training on results-based planning and monitoring (capacity building).
Accompanying and consulting of the impact assessment/baseline update of HEKS Bangladesh country program5/20164/2018Dr. Stefan SilvestriniHilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Description

The HEKS/EPER Bangladesh country programme 2013-2016 aims to promote social inclusion of marginalized and disenfranchised minority groups in North-West Bangladesh. The various projects comprised, specifically target the urban and rural Dalit and plain land Adibashi communities who face complex forms of discrimination. The exclusion process is often a driving factor of conflict between the minority communities and the mainstream society. Applying a Human Rights Based Approach and a Value Chain Approach HEKS/EPER wants to foster social inclusion.

After not assessing the impact properly in the past program phase, HEKS now strives to obtain valid baseline data for the following program phase and at the same time to use this data to evaluate the prior program phase. CEval will provide methodological support during the whole process.

The impact assessment of the program will combine a quantitative survey with a contribution analysis. CEval supports HEKS mainly with the quantitative part. It provides the quantitative sampling strategy, gives methodological advice on how to best use before collected data, supervises the development of the data collection tools, and will take over parts of the quantitative data analysis (i.e. match the comparison group).
Impact Evaluation of WIENCO Ghana Ltd. Out-grower Schemes 10/201512/2020Dr. Stefan SilvestriniCommon fund for Commodities

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth, Dr. Cornelia Römling, Dipl.Reg.Wiss. Christina Gollan

Partner: German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Description

The overall objective of the impact evaluation is to measure and evaluate the investment of the Agricultural Trade and Investment Fund (AATIF) in two of WIENCO¡¦s out-grower schemes in Ghana. In particular, two out-grower arrangements, the Cocoa Abrabopa Association for cocoa farmers and the Masara N¡¦Arziki for maize farmers, are under investigation. The main interest lies in identifying the causal link between participating in WIENCO¡¦s out-grower arrangements and the following outcomes and their development over time:

  • Productivity Levels
  • Employment opportunities
  • Farm and overall household income
  • Living and working conditions
  • Risk exposure regarding total household income; and
  • Farm-households¡¦ risk coping strategies and mechanisms.

    This shall provide AATIF with evidence on the effectiveness of funding out-grower schemes. In addition a simplified tool allowing WIENCO to collect data on the key outcomes shall be designed.

    The 5-year evaluation will be conducted by a consortium of the Center for Evaluation (CEval) and the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), together with Ghanaian partners. A mixed-method approach will be embedded in a profound contextual analysis. The evaluation will combine a quantitative analysis of household and village surveys with qualitative insight into WIENCO's impacts derived from focus group discussions (FGDs) and expert interviews. The reports will provide the counterpart with robust evaluation results while also presenting practical recommendations to improve WIENCO's activities.

Begleitende Evaluation des Projektes “Media in Libya – Stability through Structure”9/20146/2018Dr. Vera HennefeldDeutsche Welle-Akademie

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

The project „Media in Libya – Stability through Structure“ has the superordinate goal to support establishing a modern media legislation in Libya and strengthen the media institutions of their country. Furthermore the project should contribute to a reinforcement of an independent and professional journalism in the provinces of Libya. The project has a total duration of 30 months and will be sponsored by the European Commission within the SPRING PROGRAMM. The project will be controlled and implemented by the Deutsche Welle (DW) Academy (department media development, team Africa) in cooperation with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). The measures taken by the project are divided into four activity clusters of which the DW Academy is working on three and the IWPR on one of them. CEval evaluates the clusters 1 to 3, cluster 4 is evaluated by Global Partners & Associates.

The evaluation of the project is divided in a base-, intermediate- and a final evaluation at the end of the implementation phase.

CEval follows a “mixed-methods” approach for data mining. Thereby a deepening analysis of already existing documents and own surveys (standardized online surveys of the participants of the training and qualitatively guided interviews with external experts and officials of the Deutsche Welle Academy) is carried out.