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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

Staff: Dr. Clemens Fell

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 website www.bne-portal.de8/201712/2017Dr. Vera HennefeldDeutsche UNESCO-Kommission (DUK)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Clemens Fell

Description

The German Commission for UNESCO is a Quango in the field of multilateral cultural, educational, Research, and media policy. The website www.bne-portal.de is one of their efforts in contributing to the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development. The website is considered to open the field of education for sustainable development (German: Bildung fĂĽr nachhaltige Entwicklung) to actual as well as future protagonists in Germany. After a re-launch in 2016 and an uptime of one year, CEval GmbH is entrusted to evaluate the website www.bne-portal.de.

The Evaluation of the website will be focused on (a) clarity, relevance, and Appeal of the provided information, (b) attractiveness of design and structure, (c) information accessibility, (d) practical relevance of Information, (e) usefulness of provided contact channels, (f) degree of fulfilling user expectations, (g) intensity of use, (h) popularity/attractiveness of ist education materials, and (i) popularity/attractiveness of ist Protagonist database.

the Evaluation will be based on an online user Survey followed by overall as well as Group-specific data analyses.
Mid-Term Evaluation of the "ASEAN Secretariat Post 2015 - Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development" Project (Jakarta, Indonesia)8/201711/2017Dr. Stefan SilvestriniDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Tatjana Mauthofer

Description

The ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fĂĽr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are jointly implementing the capacity building Project "ASEAN Secretariat Post 2015 - Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development (2016-2018)", which has been commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. Since June 2016 the Project has continued Human Capacity Development activities directly and indirectly (through consultants) to Support ASEC's strategic administration departments and stuff units. To asses the progress of the current project phase and retrieve lessons learned, CEval was commissioned to conduct a mid-term evaluation based on the OECD-DAC criteria, concretizing and complementing the standardized evaluation questions as per context and project management needs. CEval opted to perform a contribution analysis, considering ASEC's institutional framework conditions an the entire field of actors.

By doing so, CEval applies a participatory, theory-based multi-method approach. In a first step, internal Project documentation and secondary data sources are reviewed to gain a better unterstanding of the project. Secondly, qualitative Primary data ist conducted from key Informant interviews with GIZ and ASEC staff, ASEC focal contacts the German Embassy, Dialogue Partners at ASEC, external experts and contractors. Thridly, regarding quantitative primary data collection, an online-based Survey is set up and distributed among Workshop and training participants. To ensure objectivity, reliability and validity of results, data is triangulated whenever possible. Results of the mid-term evaluation enable informed decision-making of Management and foster learning and improvement of present and future initiatives.
Impact Study: Assessing the Impact of Fairtrade on Poverty Reducation through Rural Development, Follow-up study 20174/20172/2018Dr. Susanne Johanna VäthTransFair Germany (TFG)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.Sc. Elisabeth Schneider, Friederike von Cölln

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 Reducation 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.
Formative Evaluation of the Out-of-School-Children Initiative (OOSCI)3/20179/2017Dr. Stefan SilvestriniUnited Nations International ChildrenÂ’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Cornelia Roemling, Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Description

In the focus of this evaluation is the Out-of-School-Children Initiative (OOSCI) by UNICEF and UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). The initiative was launched in 2010 to achieve a reducation in the number of children out of school in participating countries. Means to achieve this goal were to create comprehensive profiles of out-of-School children in each Country, identify the barries that push children out of school and to propose changes in the policies and strategies of the partner country to address these barriers.

The evaluation aims at testing the validity of the theory of change and its assumptions. It will be used to strengthen the program logic and to provide a formative assessment of the progress towards the overall goal of achieving a reducation in out-of-school children. The evaluation should also provide an in-depth insight into benefits for the different stakeholders and their involvement in the initiative. Furthermore, the findings of the evaluation will be used to meet the accountability requirements by the donors of OOSCI.

Main source of information of this evaluation will be documents like OOSCI country studies, OOSCI regional studies, government plans and documents from other donors (e.g. the World Bank, UNESCO, foreign donors etc.). In a document review we will assess progress made through OOSCI for a sample of 42 countries and assess the contents within the document using a 4-step coding. These codings will be used for a descriptive analysis and additionally for a Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). QCA enables us to analyze thoroughly which set of conditions leads to which outcome. Further instrument of data collection will be an online survey to all country offices. Additional qualitative data will be collected in the US and during eight country visits. The evaluation is conducted together with Proman and further Consultants. CEval takes over the lead with regard to the evaluation methodology.
External Evaluation of the empowering people. Network2/201711/2017Dr. Susanne Johanna VäthSiemens Stiftung

Project Manager: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Staff: Friederike von Cölln

Description

On behalf of the Siemens Stiftung the CEval implements an external evaluation of the empowering people. Network. Founded in 2013, the network brings together inventors and social enterprises to develop solutions to address basic supply problems in fields such as health, food or education in developing countries. The empowering people. Award aims to identify simple and appropriate technological innovations with business potential and make them visible and accessible to everyone. As members of the empowering people. Network, currently 80 organizations that are implementing best-practice approaches receive long-term support in terms of organizational development, professionalization, and networking with partners.

In 2017, the empowering people. Network will be evaluated for the first time since its foundation. The evaluation covers the entire lifetime of the network and its purpose is to account for progress and goals achieved so far and to gain lessons for strategic development. It will therfore examine what impacts could be achieved by the respective modules and how these are to be assessed with regard to the overarching objectives. Leading questions of the evaluation are guided by the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria. It is characterized by a participative multi-methods approach and draws on contribution analysis that combines document/secondary analyses with qualitative (partly standardized interviews, focus group discussions, case studies) as well as quantitative methods (partly standardized surveys). Lessons learnt and recommendations for the future development of the network will be developed on the basis of the findings.

Evaluation of the International Climate Protection Fellowship for Young climate experts from developing countries12/201610/2017Dr. Vera HennefeldAlexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Clemens Fell, Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Description

In 2009, the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (AvH) initiated the International Climate Protection Fellowship (ICPF) for young climate experts from non-European developing/emerging countries. From 2010 to 2015, they supported 100 future leaders from academic and non-academic fields.

The target Groups of ICPF are young academics and future leaders form industry/politics from developing/emerging countries with higher education. Those Groups participate in developing/applying measures of (1) climate protection, (2) climate-related protection of resources, and (3) adapting to climate Change in developing/emerging countries. The ICPF's Goal is to accompany their fellows over a long way: 12-months Fellowship for conducting their own research/research-related projects in cooperation with partners/Hosts in Germany, (2) participation in an alumni program (e.g., fundings for further stays in Germany, invitations to their home institutions abroad for their German partnsers/Hosts, invitations to AvH's Network).

The Evaluation of ICPF examines the extent to which its effects contribute to (1) climate protection and climate-related protection of resources, (2) adapting to climate Change in developing/emerging countries. Vital aspects of the evaluation are the program-level examination of relevant Goal achievements and the analysis of already testable program effects.

The evaluation is based on the DAC criteria. Combining document/secondary analyses with qualitative (extensive partly standarized interviews, case studies)as well as quantitative methods (partly standarized surveys, the evaluation can be characterized by its multi-method approach.
Evaluation of the Projects "Sustainable Municipal Development through Partnership Projects" and "Support Program for Municipal Climate Protection and Climate Change Adaption Projects"12/20165/2017Dr. Stefan SilvestriniEngagement Global - Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen gGmbH

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Cornelia Roemling, M.Sc. Elisabeth Schneider

Description

As part of Engagement Global - Service fĂĽr Entwicklungsinitiativen (Service for Development Initiatives) the Service Agency Communities in One World in Germany ist the competence Center for local development cooperation. Founded in 2001 the Service Agency offers a platform for dialogue for municipalities in Germany and the South and supports development acitivities of local actors by providing them with Training, Information and advisory Services.

The two programs "Sustainable Municipal Development through Partnership Projects - Nachhaltige Kommunalentwicklung durch Partnerschaftsprojekte (Nakopa)" and "Support Program for Municipal Climate Protection and Climate Change Adaption Projects - Förderprogramm für kommunale Klimaschutz- und Klimaanpassungsprojekte (FKKP)" are core activities of the Service Agency. While Nakopa supports existing and new municipal partnership Projects in selected relevant fields of development cooperation, FKKP explicitly addresses municipal activities in the field of climate protection and climate change adaptation.

After the first Project cycle of three years has been completed, the current Evaluation aims at evaluating These two programs with respect to processual aspects of project Administration as well as Impacts of both the funded partnership Projects and the Support programs Nakopa and FKKP. Leading questions of this evaluation are guided by the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria and will be answered using the approach of contribution Analysis and documentary and empirical data. Hence, the evaluation is based on Monitoring data and Project documents on the one Hand and empirical data gathered through extensive partly standardized interviews and partly standardized online surweys with participating communities on the other hand.
Program Evaluation "Support in Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Integration in the Field of Quality Infrastructure (QI) in SAARC"9/20162/2017Dr. Stefan SilvestriniPhysikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.Sc. Sophie Wannemacher

Description

With this regional Project, PTB Germany aims to reduce the technical barriers to trade by fostering cooperation among the SAARC countries (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Buthan, Maldives, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka) in the field of metrology, accreditation and standardization. The Project targeted professional and Management staff of national QI-institutions as well as ministries relevant to the QI-System. Amongst others, measures lige Trainings and awareness raising Events have been taken and consultancy has been provided.

The evaluation combined qualitative and quantitative methods (mixed method design). A document Analysis and qualitative interviews with different stakeholders from all SAARC countries during a field visit to Bangladesh, Bhutan and India, and an online Survey of fromer metrology and accreditation Training participants in awareness raising Events have been carried out.

By statistical data and qualitative Content Analysis, the evaluation aims to provide empirical evidence about the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the Project (DAC criteria) and the success factores for the observed results and change processes (Capacity Works criteria: strategy, cooperation, steering structure, processes, learning and innovation).

Thereby, it will contribute to the further development of the Project approach and ist revision in view of future activities by PTB (in the region). The evaluation results will also be used as a Basis to decide on a follow-up project and on potentially necessary adaptions of its design.
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: Dr. Clemens Fell

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 program5/20163/2017Dr. Stefan SilvestriniHilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth, M.Sc. Sophie Wannemacher

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 Roemling, Dipl.Reg.Wiss. Christina May

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.

Evaluation and Further Development of German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change10/20159/2017Dr. Stefan SilvestriniUmweltbundesamt (UBA)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Hansjörg Gaus

Partner: Adelphi Research gGmbH

Description

The German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (DAS) and the associated Adaptation Action Plan are central pillars of German adaptation policy. Over the long term, the Federal Government is pursuing the goal of reducing the vulnerability of the economy, environment and society to the impacts of climate change. In order to achieve this, a number of tangible measures have been implemented at various levels in recent years. For 2019, it is planned that DAS and the strategic elements associated with it are to be evaluated in a progress report.

For the technical preparations for the evaluation of the DAS procedures, CEval GmbH is supporting adelphi in developing and testing an appropriate methodology. However, such an evaluation sometimes takes shape with difficulties: firstly, the identification of cause-effect relationships between adaptation activities and reduced vulnerability is not unproblematic. Secondly, the development of quantitative, measurable goals represents a major task. The methodology which is to be developed will take account of these and other challenges in the evaluation of adaptation strategies and also develop appropriate solutions.

To this end, adelphi is analysing and assessing exiting methods for the evaluation of national adaptation and sustainability strategies. During this process, it is also being examined to what extent individual factors can be sensibly carried over into the evaluation of DAS procedures. The outcomes of the evaluation and the suggested methodologies which follow will finally be discussed during several workshops with the relevant political stakeholders. To close, the methodology will be tested in a pilot procedure and the insights gained will be included in the eventual finalisation of the evaluation method.
Begleitende Evaluation des Projektes “Media in Libya – Stability through Structure”9/20146/2017Dr. Vera HennefeldDeutsche Welle-Akademie

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Christine Nolte

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.

Assessing the Impacts of Multinational Corporations on Global Development and Value Creation (Global Value)1/20146/2017Dr. Wolfgang MeyerEuropäische Union (EU)

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Stockmann

Staff: Dr. Hansjörg Gaus

Description

The importance of multinational corporations for furthering global economic and social development is well established. Corporations invest in foreign countries, provide jobs, and thus generate formalized labor relations and income. Furthermore, they pay taxes that contribute to the provision of public services. At the same time, multinational corporations particularly have received criticism by being accused of supporting exploitative employment conditions and human rights abuses, causing environmental deterioration, and failing to mainstream responsible conduct in developing countries.

The GLOBAL VALUE project develops an innovative framework for assessing impacts of multinational corporations on issues related to sustainable development, working conditions, human rights, transparency, and anti-corruption. It will shed light on institutional arrangement; analyse systems of governance for responsible business practices; explore responsible competitiveness; assess the complementarity of public and private sector activities; and derive recommendations for decision makers in business, policy and non-governmental organisations.

The project is carried out by universities and civil society organisations from Europe and ICPC countries. A toolkit for impact evaluation will be developed and tested in close collaboration with leading multinational corporations (BATA (garment, Bangladesh), OLAM (food, Tanzania) and NOKIA (ICT, India)).

The main responsibility of CEval is the development of an indicator-set for the framework which is based on Millennium Development Goals, human rights, gender & diversity, and anti-corruption & transparency and takes corporate management approaches (supply chain management, life cycle analysis and base-of-pyramid) as well as systems of governance for responsible business practices, competitiveness, and complementarity with official development aid (ODA) into account. In addition, it will carry out two research case studies focusing on the complementarity of ODA with multinational corporations´ activities.
Sustainable Economic Development in Myanmar5/201312/2016Dr. Stefan SilvestriniDeutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval)

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Stockmann

Staff: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Description

Together with the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), CEval supports three projects on sustainable economic development in Myanmar, aiming to create the preconditions for identifying and assessing their impacts. The support focusses on three projects in the fields of vocational training, private sector development and financial sector reforms, and they should provide the basis for the development of a coherent programme on sustainable economic development.

Therefore, CEval together with DEval will:

  1. contribute to quality, relevance and completeness of the project conceptions and to the implementation of a coherent goal and impact system
  2. establish the preconditions for identifying and evaluating project impacts
  3. contribute to programme designs
  4. conduct an impact evaluation.

To that end, a multi-level analysis and consultation concept has been developed, which consists of

  1. developing an encompassing impact model,
  2. defining an encompassing table of indicators,
  3. implementing a baseline study, and
  4. developing an impact-oriented monitoring system.