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Mercy Corps has been implementing the USAID funded Growth, Health and Governance (GHG) program in Northern Karamoja, Uganda since 1st July 2012. The program ends 31st January 2018 but the evaluation will cover the 1st July 2012 to 30th September 2017 implementation period. The goal of the program is to improve peace and food security in Karamoja through an integrated, gender-sensitive approach focused on three strategic objectives: 1) livelihods strengthened; 2) nutrition among children under two improved; and 3) governance and local capacity for conflict mitigation improved.
The final evaluation will be conducted by an external contractor to:
--Evaluate the appropriateness of the program goal, objectives and theory of change, given the context of Northern Karamoja. Appropriateness will be measured by relevance of the strategies and interventions implemented by the program to achieve its goal of improved food security in the context of Karamoja from a resilience lens, noted by the extent to which interventions strengthened, or failed to strengthen, the capacities of Karamojong to respond to shocks and stresses
--Evaluate the intended and unintended, positive and negative impacts of program interventions in relation to the stated goals and objectives through a series of beneficiary surveys, community level data and key informant interviews with institutional stakeholders. Following analysis, assessment findings will need to be integrated to form a cohesive narrative of program impacts, including conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations for future programming
--Collect best practices of the GHG Program to use for internal organizational learning and dissemination outside of Mercy Corps
--Identify how the GHG program supported the USAID DFAP overall objective
--Evaluate the application and utility of GHG’s adaptive management approach
--Assess program sustainability based on four criteria: Capacity, Motivation, Linkages and Resources
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