Project: Improving the Participation of 155 Women's Groups
Evaluation Date: October 2013
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The most significant result of the project was the election of a woman to the position of mayor of her village. Another woman was named as second head of her village, which had been completely inconceivable before. It will be important to consolidate and further expand these results, as it can be expected that more women will want to exercise their civil rights and wish to become potential candidates during future elections. However, women are often handicapped by illiteracy and they also need a certain level of financial autonomy in order to stand as candidates in the up-coming elections.

Theme: Women's empowerment
Project: Learning and Living Democracy in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Evaluation Date: September 2010
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

By effectively involving local education authority representatives during the open forums and during the youth summer camp, the grantee was able to use representatives as advocates. Through the advocacy of local education authority representatives the project was able to reach more effectively the communities who were affected by the non-accessibility of education to Roma children and children with special needs

Theme: Rule of law
Project: Towards a better electoral process in Mongolia
Evaluation Date: November 2011
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The efforts to develop a new module for civic education, that contained the information on the structure of government and voter’s rights, roles and responsibilities, directly addressed the lack of a civic education program in the schools that was relevant to Mongolian democracy in the 21st century. The grantee worked directly with the Ministry’s Institute of Educational Research which increased its relevance and significance for the Ministry and for the national school system.

Theme: Community activism