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Evaluation of capacity building project to improve humanitarian action in the WASH sector

Location Client Dates Value
Afghanistan, South Sudan, Haiti and Myanmar Tearfund 2010 and 2012 £21,000

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Summary of project activities and outcomes:

Mid-term and final evaluations of Tearfund's 5-year capacity building project (DFID-funded) complimenting their WASH activities within the Disaster Management Team programmes in 6 countries. Field work carried out in Afghanistan and Southern Sudan (mid-term evaluation), Haiti and Myanmar (final evaluation), plus consultation with responsible staff in DRC, Liberia and North Sudan/Darfur region. Evaluations identified key areas to be strengthened, to improve sustainability and potential scale-up of outcomes and eventual impacts. These included recommendations in relation to: stronger pre-intervention assessments helping to link responses more clearly to pre-existing cultural practices, mainstreaming vulnerability aspects, monitoring opportunities for scale-up of good practice, capturing and sharing lessons from successful advocacy and policy influence.

This demonstrates our ability to support NGOs working in challenging and constrained operating environments, taking a pragmatic view of what can realistically be achieved and improved upon in such conditions.

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