The External Final Evaluation of the Socially Responsible Women Run School Canteen Project-phase III covering the period between October 2012 until December 2015.Mr. Amer Madi conducted this evaluation from 7 September 2015 until 10 December 2015.
The final evaluation intended to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and inclusiveness of the project. It looks at signs of potential impact and sustainability of results, including the contribution to national development objectives, and the Millennium Development Goals. The final evaluation also aims to identify/document lessons learned and make recommendations that UN Women and all other project stakeholders (MoEHE, the Government of Norway, Maan Development Center, and women-run CBOs, targeted schools, among others) might use to capitalize on the successes of Phase III and to guarantee the sustainability and national ownership of the model.
The methodology used a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods that are appropriate to address the main evaluation questions. The entire methodology ensured a fully participatory process, engaging a diverse group of stakeholders from the planning to the final reporting stage. It also ensured that a human rights and gender equality perspective is integrated within its methodology and throughout the analysis.
Overall impression of the external final evaluation:
- Overall impression positive.
- UN Women and its implementing partners worked diligently to deliver a complex and challenging project in a very difficult context, and have succeeded to deliver results at all levels.
- Strengths in all aspects of the project; but with variation.
- Achievements speak for the commitment and the effort made by project staff during project implementation.
The following Management Response is based on each of seven overall recommendations made in the evaluation report.