Strengthening Referral Pathways from the Street to School – Endline Evaluation

Sierra Leone

The Project

Endline Evaluation of the EU/NSA project – Strengthening Referral Pathways from the Street to School – Supporting Non State Actors to Protect and Empower Extremely Vulnerable Children and Youth in Sierra Leone

The GOAL Ireland in collaboration with four partners – St Georges Foundation, Sierra Leone Aid Volunteers, Integrated Children and Youth Initiative and Ben Hirsh implemented the EU/NSA project. The aim of the project was to build the capacities of Non State Actors, Local Authorities, and Government to deliver quality basic social services to EVCY by strengthening referral pathways from the Streets to Schools in Western Urban Area and Kenema districts in Sierra Leone.

GOAL commissioned Institute of Development (IfD) to conduct the evaluation of the EU/NSA project based on Development Assistance Committee (DAC) criteria which assessed the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact of the project. LAMP partnered with IfD to deliver the efficiency aspect of the evaluation due to its expertise in value for money analysis. Using programme cost and outcome data made available, cost analysis of the programme was conducted and cost per specific programme output estimated. In addition, findings from the qualitative aspect of the evaluation was used to inform the quantitative data analysis and results.

This evaluation will help GOAL improve its future programming through capturing the successes as well as the challenges of this programme and lessons learned.

Highlights

  • Project reached 7% more beneficiaries/extremely vulnerable children and youths than plan, within the same budget
  • Combined cost, quantitative and qualitative analysis to evaluate efficiency
  • Partnered with Freetown-based Institute for Development

Client Testimonial

LAMP were very professional in defining the scope of the cost-effectiveness stream of work, in dealing with the client, and in delivering within a quick time-frame

- Health Team Leader, ITAD

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