Project: Empowering Local CSOs in Yemen through Participation in Local Governance
Evaluation Date: May 2015
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

Project staff had a good relationship with ministry officials which should lay the groundwork for future collaboration. The few weaknesses in project management may largely be ascribed to difficult logistical conditions, which limited the capacity to coordinate between the capital, Sana’a and the governorates. In the context of Yemen in the project period, the quality of management was impressive. The project management was pro-active and internal accountability mechanisms were appropriate.

Theme: Community activism
Project: Enhancing the Functional Protection of Human Rights in Ethiopia
Evaluation Date: May 2012
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

Although the international grantee was not permitted to set up office in country, the capacity building activities were effectively implemented. However, some project activities such as the training of trainers were not adequately followed up, and others such as the study visits were reported to have been insufficiently planned. The grantee’s project management could have helped by integrating the views of consultant trainers, and partners/beneficiaries. Regular project management review meetings with partners’ senior representatives could have served to take stock of activities and ensure follow-up.

Theme: Rule of law
Project: Strengthening the capacities of Magistrates
Evaluation Date: July 2011
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project’s effectiveness was also undermined by the lack of an effective decision-making arrangement between the grantee’s executive bureau and the office for project implementation. Because decisions could not be made on time, there were delays and changes to activities, and most of them were not completed. Lack of monitoring prevented any adjustment of the activities to achieve the expected results.

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

Some partnership agreements lacked detail. Cooperation on the development of the manuals and the implementation of the initial training session was undermined by misunderstandings. These stemmed in part from the failure of the agreement between the partners to set out clearly their tasks and responsibilities.

Theme: Rule of law