Project: Creative Communication of the Nigerian Budget
Evaluation Date: July 2018
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

High levels of illiteracy and limited English language skills amongst community members –  especially women –  created communication challenges. The printing of budget summary materials in English-only may have restricted access to most community members. To reach a wider audience translate budget data into local languages for key publications.

Theme: Media
Project: Access to Justice and Human Rights Education (Rwanda)
Evaluation Date: September 2013
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project could have further developed the printed support material and continued distributing it to paralegals so that it could be replicated and assimilated into other ongoing activities. The material should have been more didactic while maintaining a flexible format. The material should have been written in the local language with a more manageable length using clear examples and visual illustrations.

Theme: Rule of law
Project: Human rights and democracy campaign
Evaluation Date: October 2011
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project did not consider why legal and administrative documentation had not already been made available in languages other than French. Targeted lobbying would have been appropriate to highlight the necessity of translating legal and administrative documents into the different national languages and to facilitate their use by locally elected officials and rural communities.

Theme: Rule of law
Project: Human rights and democracy campaign
Evaluation Date: October 2011
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project was part of a well thought-out strategy on governance. The grantee used the project to transition from support to the development of national languages, to an approach based on democratization and the exercise of fundamental rights in development. The project effectively gave shape to this transition – a testimony to the excellent strategic thinking in the organization.

Theme: Rule of law