Monitoring and Evaluation
Much of iDC’s work is concerned with carrying out M&E assignments. Its consultants have expertise and experience of quantative and qualitative approaches to conducting surveys and assessing the impact of humanitarian and development interventions.
Training and Capacity Development
Throughout the years iDC has been involved in the design and delivery of capacity development programmes and the production of training materials. A particular concern has been to promote participatory and experiential modes of training.
iDC has been involved in numerous programme formulation initiatives. Its consultants are familiar with logframe and ‘theory of change’ approaches to project design. The company also has the resources for project and programme management.
From its inception, assignments related to development communication have been core activities of iDC. For numerous clients in many different countries the company’s consultants have facilitated the formulation of a wide variety of communication strategies, designed civic education programmes and public awareness materials.
iDC Consultants have carried out a variety of research assignments over the 25 years the company has been operating. Examples include baseline studies in the three administrations of Somalia for the UN Joint Programmes of Local Governance (JPLG), and with Tana Copenhagen a study of the ‘gatekeepers’ in Mogadishu’s IDP camps.
Provision of third-party monitoring services for 35 CHF-funded projects in Somalia
iDC is contracted to carry out monitoring of project activities and to provide recommendations to OCHA on implementation progress, to enable better management decision-making. The bulk of the projects are implemented in an environment which is often highly volatile and only partially accessible due to security constraints, especially for international UN staff. The monitored projects are located across south-central Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland.
Client: UNDP Somalia
Origin of funding: The Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)
Provision of third-party monitoring services for UNDP's Somalia Programme
iDC has been contracted to provide third-party monitoring services for UNDP, to monitor projects implemented under their entire Somalia programme. These projects have been implemented in Somalia’s three key regions – south-central Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland – across a broad range of sectors.
Client: UNDP Somalia
Origin of funding: UNDP
UNICEF Civic Education - Programme Design
In 2011 iDC consultants facilitated the formulation of a civic education strategy for JPLG. Its consultants then developed a civic education module called Wadahadal – ‘Dialogue’ – comprising advice to facilitators, a collection of Somalia-based scenarios, and a toolkit of techniques for generating and managing discussion. The consultants then facilitated ToT workshops in Garowe and Hargeisa. In 2017 iDC was contracted again to revise the Wadahadal resource pack for use in south-central Somalia, carry out an evaluation of civic education projects in Mogadishu and Baidoa, and to run ToT workshops. This contract was extended in 2017 to provide training for facilitators and hold consultation with federal and state Ministries of Interior.
Origin of funding: UNICEF
Impact Assessment of the International Conference on Finance4Agriculture
The assessment involves an analysis of the effects (whether anticipated or unanticipated, positive or negative) of the conference on the direct and indirect beneficiaries – including feedback on the state of progress of what CTA, the conference partners and the participants committed to do after the conference (as expressed in post-conference evaluation forms, emails, etc.).
Client: The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
Origin of funding: EC
Country: The participants were from 79 countries