Afghanistan

Every Voice Counts (EVC) Program Mid Term Review Report

This report presents a Mid-Term Review of the Every Voice Counts (EVC) Program and presents the key evaluation questions of relevancy, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. In the methodology, a triangulation of data is presented with emphasis on comprehensive desk review of key internal and external documents relevant to the project, theory of change and Harvesting of Outcomes (OH), structured questionnaires, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with a representative sample. Statistical data is presented in form of charts, frequency tables and logical framework. The evaluation report provides clear, evidence-based and analytical answers to all the agreed evaluation questions and includes the assessment of the cross-cutting topics. It contains all the necessary raw data information that have been used in the process of data collection and analysis, and any other necessary annexes and references used. Stories of change have been highlighted to support the stated quantitative data. Data have been disaggregated by provinces, gender and type of organization of the respondents. The aim of this assignment is to conduct the external Midterm Review (MTR) of the Every Voice Counts Program as described in this ToR, following the four (04) domains, that is, empowerment of members of excluded groups in particular, women and girls on lobby and advocacy, strengthening the advocacy of CSOs, enhancing responsiveness of public authorities and other power holders and strengthening space for dialogue and negotiations. These are reflected under the key evaluation questions of OECD (relevancy, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability). In the particular, the evaluation focused on the following: Describe progress in relation to the country Theory of Change (ToC) and objectives of the EVC Program and as compared to baseline; Describe what went well, what did not and what could be improved. [177 pages] Read More...

Math Knowledge Needs Assessment

The GEC places a strong emphasis on uptake of literacy and numeracy skills as a primary outcome for girls supported by projects. STAGES II is directly educating 23,000 girls in CBE classes and supporting a further 170,000 girls through government school interventions. These beneficiaries are expected to meet the target of 0.25 standard deviations over the control group (non-STAGES supported government school students) in both literacy and numeracy testing at midline and endline. Numeracy skill uptake is measured through Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA) and Secondary Grade Mathematics Assessment (SEGMA) tools designed by the STAGES evaluator, which are composed of a number of sub-tasks including number identification fluency (EGMA 1), quantity discrimination (EGMA 2), missing number identification (EGMA 3), addition fluency (EGMA 4), subtraction fluency (EGMA 5), word problems (EGMA 6), multiplication and division (SEGMA 1), and more complex equations including algebra (SEGMA 2). [6 pages] Read More...

Assessment of Private Health Facilities’ Engagement in Provision of Maternal and Child Health Care Services

Care International has implemented Opportunity for Mother and Infant Development (OMID) project in Afghanistan. OMID is a community based maternal and child health project. OMID is holistic health care delivery approach targeting districts 01 and 02. Care International plans to scale up this approach to district 06 as well.
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Men’s knowledge and awareness of maternal, neonatal and child health care in urban Afghanistan- Descriptive cross sectional study

The status of men’s knowledge and awareness on maternal, neonatal and child health care are largely unknown in Afghanistan and the effect of community focused interventions in improving men’s knowledge is largely unexplored. This study identifies the extent of men’s knowledge and awareness on maternal, neonatal and child health. [9 pages] Read More...

Final Evaluation of Opportunities for Mothers and Infants Development Project

The evaluation was conducted to ascertain the degree of achievement and progress toward project output, outcome and overall objectives and determine the extent of project contribution in health needs of community examine. A multi-stage, stratified sampling design was used to select mothers from eligible women— women who were married, living in both districts and aged 14 to 49 years.
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Baseline Assessment on Maternal New Born and Child Health in District Two of Kabul City

The KAP survey aimed to identify knowledge gaps, attitude patterns, and practices that may facilitate understanding and action or create barriers to Maternal, New-born and Child Health (MNCH). A Cross-sectional descriptive study design was utilized to provide information on key knowledge, attitude and practice variables related to maternal, newborn and child health with 375 household in 2nd district.

Among others, the following are the key findings of the survey:

1. High total fertility rate,
2. Low uptake of family planning/ birth spacing methods, especially long term methods,
3. High drop outs in routine vaccinations
4. High level of pregnancy complications
5. High level of miscarriage, abortion and children death after birth.
6. High delivery related risks and
7. Low level of delivery preparedness
8. Low ANC services uptake.
9. Considerable knowledge gaps and misconceptions regarding some aspects of MNCH Read More...

Post Distribution Monitoring Report: Cash for Non-Food Item Distribution to IDPs

This Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) assessment was carried out by CARE ENSAF project staff on 14 –Sep -2107 in Kabul province. The distribution of Cash for NFI to 28 displaced households was carried out in Aug, 2017 by CARE ENSAF project. The purpose of the PDM was (1) to evaluate the appropriateness, effectiveness and targeting of the distribution to households affected by the displacements form unsecure province , and (2) to provide recommendations for future Cash for NFI response or kind NFI response to humanitarian program management inside CARE. [4 pages] Read More...

Afghanistan Joint Response (AFJR) Project -Post-Assessment Report

The Afghanistan Joint Response “AFJR” project Post-Assessment report is declared to analyze, measure and understand that, how beneficiaries care for their health and have they received any hygiene message from CARE and From which tactics they use to hide the waste from their environment. This assessment revealed the project beneficiaries have benefited from Cash for Work, Unconditional Cash & Winterization Package intervention received from CARE. In addition, the assessment will elaborated the assistance causes positive changes and have impact in lives of the affected people, to know that have they taken any step take care of diseases or not, do they have information about health related issues or not? Read More...

Resilient Livelihood Project Baseline Survey Report

This document reflected the baseline study finding which was conducted to established baseline values for indicators of intended outcomes and collect information about the target group prior to intervention. The target location was Khulm and Charkint districts of Balkh province in Afghanistan. Read More...

Steps Towards Afghan Girls’ Education Success (STAGES) Endline Report

This document reflects the status of STAGES-I project at after completion of phase I. Read More...

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