We have conducted over 50 evaluation-related trainings in the past ten years, most receiving top evaluations and requests for further work. Mind the Gap staff are often team members on evaluation missions. Recent examples of evaluations we have recently led are:
Drylands Coordination Group & Norad – Oslo, Norway
Sectors: Climate change, Partnership Capacity Building, Post-conflict Reconstruction, Gender, Ecological Restoration. Working with villagers and ministry officials in Eritrea on “RESTORATION OF EAST AFRICAN HIGHLANDS – Evaluation of a Unique Norwegian Development Initiative, 21 Years Ex-Post.” Substantial field work in the local language; Building capacity for local women, men, young people, and ministry staff to undertake the evaluation in a participatory way.
Norwegian People’s Aid – Oslo, Norway
Sectors: Humanitarian Assistance, Gender, Local Partnerships. Leading the Evaluation of NPA’s approach in humanitarian assistance and relief based on cooperation with local partners. A focus on Myanmar, South Sudan, South America, with four weeks of fieldwork on Syria/Lebanon border and throughout Lebanon, Kenya, Puntland, Somaliland and contested areas of Somalia. Met with over 220 beneficiaries and 16 partner organisations. Considerable focus on programme and project management and evaluating the capacity building aspects of NPA’s partnerships in conflict zones.
Scottish and Southern Electricity – UK
Sectors: Behaviour Change Programme, Health and Safety, Power Generation, Capacity Building. Working with Manchester Metropolitan University to evaluate a three-year behaviour change programme whose aims across all UK thermal generation sites were to:
- Reduce accidents and incidents, especially those with a behavioural element
- Change safety culture and achieve safety engagement with hard to access demographics
- Strengthen communications among companies
- Create an effective, replicable, flagship behavioural safety programme
EURAC – Europe & South Asia-based consortium
Sectors: Human Rights, Conflict Transformation, Policy Development, Partnerships. Evaluation of EURASIA-Net, a partnership project in South Asia and Europe, under the European Commission’s 7th Framework whose objective was to “enhance … policies and instruments to reduce ethnic-religious conflicts and to foster stability and security in South Asia.” Principle partners: EURAC (Italy), South Asian Forum for Human Rights (India, Nepal, Pakistan) and national human rights organisations.