Evaluation of the Disaster Preparedness through Community Resilience Building, Education and Experience Sharing Project
Evaluation of the Disaster Preparedness through Community Resilience Building, Education and Experience Sharing Project

Evaluation of the Disaster Preparedness through Community Resilience Building, Education and Experience Sharing Project

The aim of the project is to increase the overall resilience and preparedness of municipalities and citizens for the events of natural disasters – floods, in four flood prone municipalities located in the river basins of the Labe and Cista rivers.
The main purpose of the evaluation is to obtain independent, objective and consistent findings about the strengths and weaknesses of the ongoing project, to formulate specific recommendations and to identify good practice examples that will help the DECCB in preparing new disaster preparedness and prevention interventions. The evaluation also addresses potential capacity gaps within the current project staffing, complementarity with and additionality to the current national crisis management system as well as the extent to which the project adheres to the humanitarian aid standards (including SPHERE).
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Evaluation of the project Economic Empowerment, Zambia
Evaluation of the project Economic Empowerment, Zambia

Evaluation of the project Economic Empowerment, Zambia

The project, implemented between 2016-2018, was co-funded under the Czech Trilateral development cooperation instrument to complement funds provided by the Joint Country Program comprised of Norwegian Church Aid, DanChurch Aid and Christian Aid UK. The project aimed to improve the position of women in Zambian society and to contribute to their financial independence by supporting the creation of small businesses generating profits.
The evaluation assessed the project against the OECD DAC evaluation criteria (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency impacts and sustainability). Particular attention was paid to project management and organization, targeting and impacts on intended beneficiaries.
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Organization of 4 one-week-long seminars to strengthen civil society and trust among civil society and Ukrainian security services
Organization of 4 one-week-long seminars to strengthen civil society and trust among civil society and Ukrainian security services

Organization of 4 one-week-long seminars to strengthen civil society and trust among civil society and Ukrainian security services

The main aim of this project was to support the development of the Ukrainian civil society with emphasis on trust-building with the police. The secondary aim is the encouragement of an assertive approach of citizens towards government institutions.
Engagement in this project required gender sensitization in the field. This involved: presentation on gender-based violence and crime management in 12 project locations to local civil society, police and students. Radio broadcasts about the same issue. Promoting ties between civil society and police by helping to organize common interactive learning sessions with the participation of local civil society. The Gender Equality Expert also spoke on the local radio in the Luhansk region about gender-based violence. Other activities included monitoring of the security situation in the Luhansk and Donetsk region along the war line. Participating in meetings with relevant key officials from the local and central government and security representatives. Gathering of data to inform the project reporting.
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Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Engineering Designs (Phase I)
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Engineering Designs (Phase I)

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Engineering Designs (Phase I)

The Project aims to improve the current situation in the water supply and sanitation sector, with focus on nine districts in the Khatlon region.
Consultancy services included contributions to the Environmental and Social Analysis section of the Feasibility Study, to the Environmental and Social Management Framework and to the Resettlement Policy Framework as well as support to overall coordination and data collection at the local levels.
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Capacity Building for Itang Water Utility, Ethiopia
Capacity Building for Itang Water Utility, Ethiopia

Capacity Building for Itang Water Utility, Ethiopia

The project focuses on lasting and resilient solutions for both refugees and hosting communities; equity in terms of distribution of services, ultimately preventing conflicts for access to (water) resources; and engagement of private sector to ensure quality and efficiency in the WASH service provision. The objective of the project is to support the Regional Water Bureau to fully establish the Itang Water Utility and build the management and technical capacity of the utility to independently manage the integrated water system in Itang Special Woreda.
4G eval prepared the Service Delivery Perception Survey, contributed to management manual and business plans and training of utility staff in accountability to clients.
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Osh Water Supply and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project – Phase II – Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and City Support Programmes
Osh Water Supply and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project – Phase II – Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and City Support Programmes

Osh Water Supply and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project – Phase II – Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and City Support Programmes

The project aims to rehabilitate the water supply and wastewater systems and to improve financial and operational management of the Osh City Vodokanal. The Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and City Support Programs aim to support further institutional strengthening in the form of operational and financial improvements to secure sustainability of the water utilities, implement a Stakeholder Participation Programme and the City Support Programme including Social Support Programme development.
Consultancy services include development of the Social Support Programme including affordability analysis, financial models with extrapolation under 8 different scenarios to estimate budgets for income based social measures as well as recommendations for tariff based measures, capacity building in affordability analysis and methodology as well as implementation support during piloting, addressing sustainability issues and extending the support to the whole city.
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Nurek Water and Wastewater Project, Corporate Development, Social Support and Stakeholder Participation Programme
Nurek Water and Wastewater Project, Corporate Development, Social Support and Stakeholder Participation Programme

Nurek Water and Wastewater Project, Corporate Development, Social Support and Stakeholder Participation Programme

The Water Supply Company of the city of Nurek was established and started to operate as an independent business entity in 2014. The Company provides water supply and wastewater treatment services to the city as well as to parts of two adjacent districts. The project complements the rehabilitation of the water supply system and selected wastewater improvements and aims at improving billing and collection efficiency and financial and operational management, leading to the ultimate reduction in operating and maintenance costs for water supply and reducing wastage of water. It encompasses institution building assistance to the Company in the form of a Corporate Development Programme, Social Support Programme, and a Stakeholder Participation Programme.
Consultancy services focus on supporting the service provider and the city with: Establishing and mainstreaming environmental management processes and management systems compliant with relevant standards and procedures. Developing effective social protection measures for households unable to pay tariffs. Facilitating inclusive dialogue between the service provider, clients and other relevant parties. Raising awareness on issues related to water supply and sanitation and encouraging transparency. Identifying opportunities aimed at promoting equal access to employment and skills.
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Tajik Water II – City of Khorog - Corporate Development and City Support Programmes
Tajik Water II – City of Khorog - Corporate Development and City Support Programmes

Tajik Water II – City of Khorog - Corporate Development and City Support Programmes

The city of Khorog has a population of about 30,000 and is located in the mountainous eastern part of Tajikistan in the Pamir Mountains. Water supply and sanitation services are provided by the Khorog Water Company. The objective of this project is to assist the Company to further improve its institutional development, building on the improvements made in a previous phase. The project consists of three parts: Part I – Continued Corporate Development Programme; Part II – Stakeholder Participation Programme; and Part III – Continued City Support Programme.
Consultancy services encompass: (i) Support with the preparation and implementation of Gender and Equal Opportunities Plan: Review of equal opportunities and gender issues to be addressed within the Company as well as in service provision. Formulating Gender and Equal Opportunities Plan; support with the implementation of agreed measures. (ii) Support in environmental management: Review of the existing Environmental Action Plan (EAP) and environmental management system; identification of areas for improvement; establishing awareness of environmental responsibility; recommendations for improvements and for further development of the EAP. Implementation support of the updated EAP. (iii) Support the Company and the City in the planning and implementation of the Stakeholders’ Participation Programme aimed at enhancing public ownership by encouraging water conservation, increasing public participation in the provision of water and wastewater services (service quality, rehabilitation activities, tariffs integrating poverty and social issues) and raising public awareness on issues related to the project implementation and water use.
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GOAL Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme Evaluation
GOAL Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme Evaluation

GOAL Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme Evaluation

The emphasis for GOAL Uganda’s work in WASH over the period 2012-2015 had been to create new and to sustain existing water points and to increase access of communities to sanitation and hygiene. This has been implemented both directly and through national partners. Along with partners, GOAL has also been engaging at a district level to strengthen institutional capacity. The main purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively substantiated and consistent conclusions that can be used by GOAL in the decision making on the future direction of the rural WASH sector with focus on safe water supply, operation and maintenance of water services, sanitation promotion (CLTS) and hygiene promotion.
The evaluation covered four districts in the East and North of Uganda. Methods included review of secondary data, key informant interviews, focus group discussions and observations. In addition to the OECD DAC criteria, the evaluation also included assessment of the 10 GOAL’s WASH principles using a standard methodology developed by 4G eval to allow cross-country meta-analysis. Recommendations based on findings and conclusions were formulated for the sanitation and hygiene program, for the water supply program as well as for the GOAL processes and mechanism and the GOAL systems.
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Evaluation of the Sanitation Improvements through Market Strategies project, Kenya
Evaluation of the Sanitation Improvements through Market Strategies project, Kenya

Evaluation of the Sanitation Improvements through Market Strategies project, Kenya

The Sanitation Improvements through Market Strategies has been implemented between 01 January 2013 and 31 March 2016 in one of the largest slums in Nairobi, the Mukuru slum located in the East of the capital. Among the many problems the slum dwellers are facing is the lack of proper sanitation and infrastructure causing vicious outbreaks of disease. The project was designed to address the sanitation crisis and overcome the inherent constraints in a slum community. Having drawn on lessons from other sanitation projects in Mukuru, Kibera and other slums around Nairobi, the project focuses on supporting supply of high quality sanitation facilities on commercial basis and facilitating demand for these services. The waste is collected, processed and marketed as fertilizer, thus creating a complete sanitation value chain. The project also serves as a key learning platform to identify best practices and inform various stakeholders including the government of Kenya on cost-effective strategies to deliver adequate sanitation in urban slums.
The main purpose of the evaluation is to obtain objectively substantiated and consistent conclusions that can be used in the decision making of GOAL on the future direction in Kenya in the urban slums sanitation sector with focus on increasing access to affordable sanitation using the Sanitation Improvements through Market Strategies (SIMS) approach. The evaluation has been conducted in line with the principles set out by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD with reference to project relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. An additional objective is to assess the project against GOAL’s 10 Key WASH Principles with an objective measurement to allow cross-country meta-analysis.
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Evaluation of GOAL’s WASH Programme in India
Evaluation of GOAL’s WASH Programme in India

Evaluation of GOAL’s WASH Programme in India

The main purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively substantiated and consistent conclusions that can be used for future planning and implementation of on the future direction of GOAL in India in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector with focus on School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS), Community Led Total Sanitation CLTS and social marketing.
The evaluation was conducted in line with the principles set out by the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD with reference to program relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. In addition, the program was assessed against the strategic GOAL and objective for GOAL globally and against GOAL’s 10 Key WASH principles using a standardized methodology developed by 4G eval to allow cross-country meta-analysis. Scope of the evaluation: CLTS, SLTS intervention in West Bengal. Period covered by this evaluation: 2012 – 2015.
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Impact Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in Sierra Leone Country Program
Impact Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in Sierra Leone Country Program

Impact Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in Sierra Leone Country Program

The program aims at improving sanitation coverage and hygiene behavior of communities in Kenema district through the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach. The expected outcomes for this approach are: (i) Decrease in the incidence of diarrhea in targeted communities in Kenema District; (ii) Increase in the adoption of safe hygiene and sanitation practices in targeted communities in Kenema District; and (iii) Increased sustainability through communities’ ownership of water and sanitation development issues in targeted communities.
The evaluation covered the period 2008 – 2015. The aim of the evaluation was to assess the impact, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the CLTS program and to recommend ways of improving and scaling up the program. Mixed methods were used to establish the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impacts and sustainability of the interventions: Quantitative survey, review of secondary data, key informant interviews, focus groups discussions and observations. The evaluation also included assessment of the 10 GOAL’s WASH principles using a standard methodology developed by 4G eval to allow cross-country meta-analysis.
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Complex Evaluation of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Sector Water Supply and Sanitation in Ethiopia
Complex Evaluation of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Sector Water Supply and Sanitation in Ethiopia

Complex Evaluation of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Sector Water Supply and Sanitation in Ethiopia

The evaluation was based on six projects implemented between 2010 – 2014 in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia under the Czech Development Cooperation.
The principal purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively substantiated and consistent conclusions that can be used in the decision-making of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the Czech Development Agency, on the future direction of the Czech development cooperation in Ethiopia in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. Conclusions inferred from the evaluation can also be used for improving the implementation the WASH Sector Program and as the basis for the implementation of sector strategy and the synergic orientation of future projects, or for decisions concerning the implementation of similar projects in other partner countries.
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Evaluation of the National Water Management System in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories - MYWAS
Evaluation of the National Water Management System in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories - MYWAS

Evaluation of the National Water Management System in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories - MYWAS

The Multi Year Water Allocation System (MYWAS) project (2011 – 2014) has been implemented by the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) under the coordination of the Czech Development Agency (CZDA). It has built upon stage wise support from the Czech development cooperation (CZDC) to effective integrated water resource planning dating back to 2008. The intended outcome of the project was the introduction of MYWAS for optimizing planning of investments in the water and sanitation sectors using economic aspects as the main criteria.
The principal purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively substantiated and consistent conclusions that can be used in the decision-making of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), in collaboration with the CZDA, on the future direction and implementation modalities of the CZDC in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories in general and in the water sanitation and hygiene sector in particular. The evaluation covered the progress in the implementation of the unfinished project, with an emphasis on the roles played by all stakeholders and their interaction.
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Strategy for Drinking Water Supply in Bela Crkva Region of Serbia (Phases I and II)
Strategy for Drinking Water Supply in Bela Crkva Region of Serbia (Phases I and II)

Strategy for Drinking Water Supply in Bela Crkva Region of Serbia (Phases I and II)

Bela Crkva, located in Vojvodina province, had no clear strategy for the management of drinking water and waste water. The volume of extracted groundwater and consumed water was not exactly known, drinking water quality fluctuated, levels of pollution due to uncontrolled waste water discharge were not regularly monitored, there was no inventory or map of the potential water sources. This has impacted on people’s health as well as on the quality of environment. The purpose of the first phase of the project was to develop medium and long – term drinking water management strategy including project documentation for the implementation of selected technical solutions to be implemented under phase II. Phase II included the realization of measures to improve the drinking water supply in the region.
Consultancy services encompass support with project planning, budgeting and formulation, technical aspects of tender documentation, as well as with the evaluation of proposals. The consultant also provides implementation support and technical backstopping and assists the CZDA with monitoring of project progress and results.
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Evaluation of two Projects in the Natural Resource Management Sector in Ethiopia
Evaluation of two Projects in the Natural Resource Management Sector in Ethiopia

Evaluation of two Projects in the Natural Resource Management Sector in Ethiopia

The principal purpose of this evaluation was to obtain information that will guide decision-making on upcoming interventions of Czech development cooperation in Ethiopia in the sectors Soil and Water Conservation and Water Supply and Sanitation (WASH).
The evaluation included two completed projects: Anti-erosion Measures in the Surrounds of Lake Awassa and Sustainable Management of Soil, Forest and Water Resources as a Pilot Model for Community Development in Southern Ethiopia. Both projects were implemented in Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia under the Czech development cooperation. Scope included assessment against the OECD DAC evaluation criteria and cross cutting principles of the Czech development cooperation: Good governance, human rights and gender and environment.
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Water Supply from Deep Boreholes for Herdsmen in Zavkhan Region, Mongolia
Water Supply from Deep Boreholes for Herdsmen in Zavkhan Region, Mongolia

Water Supply from Deep Boreholes for Herdsmen in Zavkhan Region, Mongolia

Zavkhan, an agricultural/pastoralist region in the western part of Mongolia, faces serious problems with access to water for both, people and livestock. One of the main problems is shortage of hydrogeological knowhow. Siting and drilling is often implemented without proper hydrogeological investigation and is not well documented, the maintenance and operation of wells not adequate. The situation is further exacerbated by difficult geological and hydrogeological conditions including permafrost and depth of groundwater level which reaches up to 200 m. The project had two objectives: Improving access to water for the nomadic pastoralists by constructing drilled wells and distribution systems; and transfer of hydrogeological know how for the planning and implementation of drilling for water and constructing sustainable water supply systems under the local conditions.
Consultancy services encompass support with project planning, budgeting and formulation, technical aspects of tender documentation, as well as with the evaluation of proposals. The consultant also provides implementation support and technical backstopping and assists the CZDA with monitoring of project progress and results.
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Evaluation of two Projects in the Surface Water Monitoring and Flood Protection Sector, Moldova
Evaluation of two Projects in the Surface Water Monitoring and Flood Protection Sector, Moldova

Evaluation of two Projects in the Surface Water Monitoring and Flood Protection Sector, Moldova

The evaluation included two projects: Monitoring surface water and flood protection in the Reut River Basin (2006 - 2008) and Rehabilitation of Network of Monitoring Stations in Watershed of the River Prut – Modernization of Information System and Flood Protection (2010-2012). Both projects aimed at improving standards of information required for the preparation of flood protection measures in Moldova by developing a system that would provide speedy and accurate information on the status of surface water levels and their prognosis for the watershed of the rivers Prut and Reut. The purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively substantiated information to be used for decision making on the overall perspective and future involvement of the Czech development cooperation in the environmental sector, sub-sector hydrometeorology and Climatology.
Evaluation focussed on the assessment of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and long-term impacts. Cross cutting issues included: Good governance, human rights and gender, viability of technical solution and consideration of environment and climatic changes. Formulated recommendations pertaining to the projects as well as to the continuation, processes and mechanism of Czech development cooperation in the environmental protection sector in Moldova.
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Evaluation of 3 Projects of Czech Development Cooperation in Serbia in the Environmental Sector
Evaluation of 3 Projects of Czech Development Cooperation in Serbia in the Environmental Sector

Evaluation of 3 Projects of Czech Development Cooperation in Serbia in the Environmental Sector

The evaluation included three projects: Increasing the Capacity of Drinking Water Supply in the Region of Boričevac Town (2008 – 2010); Site Investigation and Rehabilitation of Ada Huja Area (2008 – 2010) and Introducing Environmentally Sound Disposal of Petroleum Substances and Hazardous Wastes (2006 – 2010). The project “Increasing the Capacity of Drinking Water Supply in the Region of Boricevac Town” aimed at increase the capacity of potable water supply to citizens of the Valjevo city and its district of Boricevac by creating technical conditions enabling the connection of over 7,000 citizens to water supply network. The project “Site investigation and remediation of the region of Ada Huja” aimed at the improvement of environment and health in the Serbian capital of Belgrade by means of creating conditions for the rehabilitation of the Ada Huja peninsula region. The project "Introducing Environmentally Sound Disposal of Petroleum Substances and Hazardous Wastes " combined complex technical, chemical and logistical know – how which included solutions to the broad spectrum of problems with environmental burdens, created by the operation of the Panchevo refinery.
The main purpose of this evaluation was to obtain lessons learned and information to be used in decision-making as regards future interventions of Czech development cooperation (CZDC) in Serbia in the environment sector. The evaluation covered the OECD/DAC criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and long-term impacts as well as cross cutting issues of the CZDC: Good governance, environment, human rights and gender.
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Assessment of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in the SNNPR Region, Ethiopia
Assessment of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in the SNNPR Region, Ethiopia

Assessment of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in the SNNPR Region, Ethiopia

The purpose of this assessment was to advise on focus for the 2011- 2017 water and sanitation sector program and guide decision-making of the Czech development cooperation in Ethiopia. Conclusions of the assessment have been used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (MFA CZ) and Czech Development Agency for planning, identification and formulation of project activities. Scope: rural areas of Sidama zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. This involved assessment of the current state, formulating sustainable options for technical solutions, assessing ground water resource management, prioritizing areas on the basis of hydrological and hydrogeological considerations, assessing social, economic and environmental impacts of proposed options, assessing the feasibility of technical and “soft” solutions, and formulating recommendations for future interventions in the sector in the area.
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