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Monitoring and Evaluation

Much of iDC’s work is concerned with carrying out M&E assignments. Its consultants have expertise and experience of quantitative 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.

Programme Management

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.

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Development Communication

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.

Research

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.

Current Activities

Provision of baseline, third-party monitoring and evaluation services for Action Medeor/WARDI
iDC has been contracted to carry out two monitoring and evaluation assignments for Action Medeor: (1) a baseline, TPM and evaluation of a food security project implemented by WARDI in Somalia’s Bulobarte and Wanlaweyn districts; (2) a TPM exercise of a health and WASH project implemented by WARDI in Somalia’s Banadir District.

Client: Action Medeor

Origin of funding: German Federal Foreign Office

Country: Somalia

Scaling up and strengthening public health governance at the community level in Somalia for UNICEF

iDC is currently supporting UNICEF with the implementation of the public health governance (PHG) project in districts within Banadir and Gedo regions. The objectives of the project are:

To ensure that community development committees (CDCs) in the target districts are able to implement the community scorecard (CS) mechanism of assessing public satisfaction with service provision;
To ensure that district health management teams (DHMTs) and implementing partners have the knowledge and skill to analyse and apply the lessons emerging from the CS exercise in the development of health service plans, the improvement of monitoring health service provision, and the enhancement of community engagement approaches;
To ensure that there is a better awareness in regional and state health authorities and implementing partners about the processes – and the importance – of improving community engagement towards the strengthening of public health governance.

Client: UNICEF

Origin of funding: UNICEF

Region: Somalia

Evaluation of the Durable Solutions Initiative (DSI) in Somalia for the Embassy of Switzerland

iDC is also currently conducting an evaluation – at the strategic level – of the Durable Solutions Initiative in Somalia for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The main purpose of the evaluation is to identify what has worked well and what has worked not so well – to highlight good practice and provide SDC, the UN and other agencies working on durable solutions with lessons than can lead to adjustments to the current programmes or application in future initiatives in Somalia and elsewhere.

Client: Swiss Embassy in Kenya

Origin of funding: The Swiss Confederation, represented by FDFA

Country: Somalia

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Lavington Green Centre, James Gichuru Road
PO Box 25528, 00603, Nairobi, Kenya
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