Project: Strengthening Local NGOs in Areas Where Extractive Industries Operate
Evaluation Date: June 2013
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project considered NGO capacity weakness as an obstacle to implementation rather than a need that should be addressed. A wide range of topics, including an understanding of CSR policies and practices, could have been addressed in training courses – such as budget analysis, monitoring of oil and mining operations, tax laws, public information on government revenues and payments by extractive companies, information on other CSR networks – for NGOs in Indonesia.

Theme: Community activism
Project: Honduran Youth for Democracy
Evaluation Date: February 2014
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project created structures that could be both sustainable and replicable in other communities, however, they must still consolidate their position and strengthen their operating capacity to ensure continuity and maximize their linkage and influence on local policy. A strategy for strengthening the project’s youth networks and the Southern Youth Movement needs to be put in place that includes technical assistance for creating bylaws, bolstering strategic, administrative, and financial capacities, and offering advice and assistance to secure funding and logistical support.

Theme: Youth engagement
Project: Supporting local democratic governance in the mining regions of northern Upper Guinea
Evaluation Date: September 2016
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The capacity-building component created social capital in the region and engaged participants and beneficiaries in absorbing and integrating sustainable local governance practices. Facilitators confirmed their continued involvement in the community affairs and their continued participation in Reflection Circles, which have become transparent spaces for civic debate, focused on the promotion of local governance tools such as the Local Development Plans, the annual investment plan and the municipal budgets.

Theme: Rule of law