Mozambique

Home-based ECD parent education and support program: Impact Evaluation Short Report

The CARE ECD program has been operational in the two districts of Funhalouro and Homoine in Inhambane Province since 2013. The program is focused around once-a-week, home visits to vulnerable families by volunteers. This report outlines the results of the impact evaluation (using a control study and qualitative and quantitative data and conducted between 2014 and 2016). The results prove conclusively that impact has been made on caregiver status, child status and the caregiving environment – the pillars of ECD as identified by the Essential Package. The program was funded by The Hilton Foundation. [32 pages] Read More...

ECD Program Impact Evaluation Report

The long-term impact aim of the program was to improve comprehensive developmental outcomes, as defined by the Essential Package, for children under five years of age. The aim of the research into the program was to evaluate program impact through nested quantitative and qualitative studies with the ultimate objectives of: i) Assessing whether the ECD program improved child development and nutritional outcomes and, if improvements did occur, ii) Determining which program components contributed significantly to that impact in the different environments. These components included nutrition, social accountability and ECD interventions. The CARE ECD program was funded by the Hilton Foundation from 2013 to 2016. [106 pages] Read More...

Sustainable and Effective Economic Development (SEED) Project Summative Evaluation Report

The Sustainable and Effective Economic Development (SEED) project was a seven-year initiative that started in January, 2006, and ended in April, 2013. The project was funded by CIDA and managed by CARE Canada and CARE Mozambique in partnership with Irish Aid, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). CIDA’s contribution was $7.5 million. Irish Aid contributed Euros 1,218,906 towards funding for the cashew component of the project, and IFAD contributed Euros 353,630 towards funding for the goat component with research undertaken by ILRI staff.
The SEED project was implemented in a difficult and challenging environment. The primary stakeholders were the women and men living in the rural communities of the project area and their needs were many. Most were living at a subsistence level in some of the poorest districts and communities of Mozambique. There were limited economic opportunities as these communities were dispersed, populations sparse and transport access was very difficult to and between many communities. There was also a lack of service providers supplying agricultural inputs or technical support at the community and government levels. These communities were confronted with incidences of HIV/AIDS and the numbers of female headed households were high. [76 pages] Read More...

NACC Final Evaluation Report

The Nampula Adaptation to Climate Change (NACC) Project is a German Government funded project with a duration of 36 months. Focusing on enhancing household food and nutritional security it operates in Angoche, Larde and Moma districts, Nampula Province, Mozambique. The project officially started in January 2015 and will end in April 2018 following a no-cost extension of 4 months. In October 2015 a baseline study was conducted that established the pre-project values for 11 indicators as per the M&E matrix. This report was commissioned as a follow up of the NACC baseline study with a strong focus on a quantitative survey which took up most of the time of the consultancy. In addition this report contains responses to some of the most important evaluation criteria. Read More...

Projecto Nampula Adaptação às Mudanças Climáticas (NACC) Meio Termo

O Projecto Nampula Adaptação às Mudanças Climáticas (NACC) é um projecto financiado pelo Governo Alemão com uma duração de 36 meses. O NACC está inserido no Programa Primeiras e Segundas (P & S) da Aliança CARE / WWF e opera nos distritos de Angoche, Larde e Moma, província de Nampula. Seu foco principal é aumentar a segurança alimentar e nutricional das famílias. NACC terá como objetivo atingir 17.760 participantes diretos e 98.000 participantes indiretos de famílias pobres e inseguras alimentares, dos quais 60% serão mulheres do grupo de impacto da CARE, "socialmente, economicamente e politicamente excluídas mulheres com insegurança alimentar e nutricional altamente dependentes de Recursos naturais." Read More...

COSACA I Final Evaluation

The COSACA consortium composed of Save the Children, Concern, Oxfam and Care International implemented with DFID funding from 1st of October 2013 to 30th of September 2016, but extended to 30th of November 2016, a project called - Floods Emergency Response and from 15th of December 2015 to 30th of October 2016, extending until 30th of November 2016 a Preparedness and Drought Response Project. The consortium was set up with the aim of making intervention modalities efficient and effective in emergency response issues regarding prevention and mitigation of the impact of natural disasters in the country.
This report presents the results of the level of project implementation in the two components: drought and floods. The purpose of the evaluation is to examine the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, impact and sustainability of the activities implemented by COSACA, so that, on the basis of best practices and lessons learned, recommendations should stand out that will serve as a model for other consortia in Mozambique, in other African countries, and on the other hand, to improve future strategies for coordination and management of the consortium, as well as to propose better ways to implement future successful activities. Read More...

COSACA 1 Final Evaluation

The COSACA consortium composed of Save the Children, Concern, Oxfam and Care International implemented with DFID funding from 1st of October 2013 to 30th of September 2016, but extended to 30th of November 2016, a project called - Floods Emergency Response and from 15th of December 2015 to 30th of October 2016, extending until 30th of November 2016 a Preparedness and Drought Response Project. The consortium was set up with the aim of making intervention modalities efficient and effective in emergency response issues regarding prevention and mitigation of the impact of natural disasters in the country.
This report presents the results of the level of project implementation in the two components: drought and floods. The purpose of the evaluation is to examine the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, impact and sustainability of the activities implemented by COSACA, so that, on the basis of best practices and lessons learned, recommendations should stand out that will serve as a model for other consortia in Mozambique, in other African countries, and on the other hand, to improve future strategies for coordination and management of the consortium, as well as to propose better ways to implement future successful activities. Read More...

ECD Program Baseline Report Summary

The CARE ECD Program is being implemented in two districts in the Inhambane Province. Homoine is a small, densely populated district with 107 475 inhabitants as of 2007. Consumption poverty rates are around 51% with the majority of the population living along the coastline and along transit routes with access to some good farmland relative to the rest of the province.

Funhalouro is a large, sparsely populated district with 44 320 inhabitants as of 2007. The area is prone to food insecurity and drought. With a consumption poverty rate above 69%, Funhalouro is one of the most vulnerable and impoverished areas of Inhambane. Because it is remote and the population dispersed there are few development interventions in Funhalouro.

The ECD program is an implementation science project because we are finding out how best to implement a home-based Early Childhood Development (ECD) intervention in these two different sites. This focus on implementation science means that a large part of the evaluation of the ECD project will include on-going qualitative research on which implementation strategies work best where and why. Read More...

Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa Narrative Report

This 103 page report for the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) covers an extension period from July 2015 to June 2017. The extension period was funded by UKAid at the Department for International Development and Denmark’s Fund for Climate and Environment for NGOs managed by Civil Society in Development, as well as funds from the Australian Development Agency. The original ALP goal was maintained in the extension period: ‘to increase the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to climate variability and change,’ while the purpose was slightly modified: ‘Community-based adaptation (CBA) approached for vulnerable communities incorporated into development policies and programmes in Ghana, Kenya, and Niger, and replication ongoing in other countries in Africa.’ Read More...

Home-based ECD parent education and support program

32 page impact report of CARE ECD program in Mozambique. The model of intervention employed in the CARE ECD program is based on recent thinking around home-based ECD, especially on the importance of caregiver wellbeing in the development of children under-five. Read More...

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