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)
Evaluation of the Church of Sweden’s Refugee Programme in Eastern Africa
The evaluation involves determining the effectiveness and efficiency of the Refugee Programme, in terms of its relevance and replicability and, on that basis, determining the programme’s potential for impact on affected communities. The evaluation also focuses on deriving potential best practices for improvement of future programming, both on CoS’s and the implementing partners’ levels.
Client: Church of Sweden
Origin of funding: Sida
Region: East Africa
Evaluation of ADRA’s Building Resilience in Education Sector (BRES) Project, South Sudan
Examining the relevance and the effectiveness of the BRES project in terms of covering the need for education in emergency and protection for IDP and host community children in Maiwut County, Upper Nile in the present context; recommending any necessary adjustments for the remaining time frame of the projects; and recommending on the focus, priorities and practices that should be included in the design of the new phase of programming.
Client: ADRA South Sudan and ADRA Denmark
Origin of funding: Danida
Country: South Sudan
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