Evaluation of the SWAN Project
January- March 2021
OPM (Oxford Policy Management)
The SWAN consortium (Save the Children taking the lead)
Category of project
Evaluation and Program Assessment
The SWAN project multi-sectoral response supported populations affected by man-made and natural calamities including drought, conflicts, flooding, and epidemics. In this evaluation the target populations include those who are internally displaced, their host communities and returnees because of conflicts as well as those affected by flooding, drought and cholera epidemic. The evaluation will be conducted in Oromia, Somali and Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) regions. The project was implemented in densely populated and sites located in peripheries of the regions and/or very remote locations.
The main objectives of the evaluation are to draw lessons on what has worked well and to identify challenges to the functioning of the SWAN consortium in order to provide recommendations on how to strengthen SWAN project implementation and to design future humanitarian response approaches (based on the SWAN model if found to have worked well) that can provide timely, coordinated, and sustainable response to affected people.
The OECD DAC criteria will be used to provide the overarching framework for the evaluation questions and for the structure of the final evaluation report. The evaluation methods will include review of project documents, selected site visits, key informant interviews, focus group discussions with consortium partners, local government authorities/officials, and selected groups of target beneficiaries. Areas of focus include results and outcomes, governance and management, cost-benefit/value for money analysis, gender and other cross-cutting issues, and complementarity with other response mechanisms.
The overall evaluation framework will employ the revised OECD/DAC criteria to be able to gain a more comprehensive picture of the intervention, the process of implementation, and the results and thereby, to be able to determine the merit or worth of the SWAN project.