Project: Advancing the rights of women in the West Bank periphery, Palestine
Evaluation Date: February 2015
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

There will need to be more effort to engage men in understanding both the importance of urban planning and the need to involve women in urban planning processes.  While some of the women believed that the best way to do this is to offer training to the men too, this would reduce the women’s comparative advantage. A better way to proceed may be to consider a focus on youth in the community who are more open to the concept of gender equity and who will be the local councillors of the future.

Theme: Women's empowerment
Project: Democratic dialogue in Palestine: Acculturation towards tolerance
Evaluation Date: February 2013
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The students emerged from the training eager to act. The major criticism of the project from participants was that they were not given enough concrete guidance on what form this action might take or how they should go about organizing. The training focused on improving understanding of theoretical concepts – tolerance, human rights, discrimination – and did not cover practical skills such as project design and management, fundraising and reporting, and evaluation and monitoring, which would have better equipped students to put their newly established knowledge into practice in their communities in Palestine.

Theme: Youth engagement
Project: Empowering the Voice of a New Generation in Pakistan
Evaluation Date: August 2014
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The usefulness of the baseline study that was used to select the CBO partners in 20 locations in Pakistan, was uncertain as it assessed CBOs and their attributes rather than their qualifications. Some of the CBOs seemed extremely competent, but others might not have been the most appropriate choices. For instance, at least two did not appear to have offices where the Voice of a New Generation groups were expected to meet and the Information Resource Centres to be housed.

Theme: Youth engagement
Project: Young Builders of a New Citizenship In Chad
Evaluation Date: December 2015
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

Although more than eight hundred young people from Chad were informed about their rights and duties, the project did not lead to any changes in the youth organizations’ perception of how the voice of young people could be heard. Most of the young interviewees declared that there was no additional dialogue with authorities after the project’s termination.

Theme: Youth engagement
Project: Young Builders of a New Citizenship In Chad
Evaluation Date: December 2015
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project design would have benefited from a better use of lessons learned from the grantee’s previous projects and its youth association network. This would have helped identify the challenges faced by young people and to develop a proper national action plan and youth platforms that were relevant.

Theme: Youth engagement
Project: Young Builders of a New Citizenship In Chad
Evaluation Date: December 2015
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project outcomes were ambitious especially given the outputs that were delivered to achieve them. The authorities in Chad were not adequately informed or involved during the project. The grantee assumed that putting youth organizations together and formulating a youth plan and platforms would be sufficient to create autonomous youth initiatives and to forge dialog with authorities.

Theme: Youth engagement