Title: Evaluation of four Community Development Programs in Nigeria
Organization: Bread for the World
Deadlines: Expression of interest and questions by 02nd June 2019, response to questions by 07th June 2019, submission of offers by 30th June 2019
In Nigeria Bread for the World is currently supporting 17 local partners; four of them are implementing ‘Rural Community Development Programs’. These programs intervene mostly in the middle belt and North-East of Nigeria; a region characterized by increasingly unsafe living conditions especially in terms of food safety and security. The mostly rural population is engaged in farming at subsistence level and their main challenges are increasing desertification and conflicts over arable and grazing land. Further there is a lack of roads and transportation infrastructure and thus access to markets. There is also a pronounced lack of access to land for female farmers. The programs are covering different thematic areas like health, literacy, conflict management, inter-religious dialogue, strengthening community structures and CBOs, agriculture and agricultural extension in the context of food security.
The planned evaluation is intended to go beyond individual project evaluations of the current phases and to compare these four programs with a certain historical depth. The intention is to ensure that different ways of dealing with similar challenges are also given appropriate consideration. Moreover, it is also about initiating joint institutional learning processes (e.g. through the exchange of best practices or peer learning).
The objective of the evaluation is to focus on the organizations and their capacities as well as on the projects that they are implementing.
The following specific objectives have been identified for the organizational component:
- to assess the quality and capacity of the organizations and their staff.
- to get recommendations for improvement and adjustment of the organizational working structures in relation to project implementation and identify learning potentials.
The following specific objectives have been identified for the program component:
- to reconstruct the Theory of Change for each of the programs as well as to develop an overarching model combining the different community development approaches of the programs.
- to assess the program’s approach and strategies towards community development.
- to assess the project outcomes according to the OECD/DAC criteria using the identified key questions.
- to get recommendations for the organizations regarding their approaches and sectoral competences as well as around project implementation and outcomes.
- to get recommendations for Bread for the World how these projects can be systematically supported in the future.