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Evaluation of the "Strategic Communication on Refugee and Migration Abroad" of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany8/20193/2020Dr. Vera HennefeldAuswärtiges Amt (AA)

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: Felix Stips, M.A. Niklas Zierke

Description

In 2016, the Federal Foreign Office (AA) initiated a new communication strategy on refugees and migration abroad. This consists of direct communication activities such as its own website and information on social media channels on the one hand and indirect communication work through project funding of partner organizations on the other. The aim of these efforts is to contribute to a better information base on refugees and migration abroad and to strengthen humanitarian and international law principles in the course of this.

The objective of the evaluation is to evaluate the achievement of objectives, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and sustainability as well as impacts of the funded projects and the direct communication services offered by the AA, and on this basis to derive recommendations for future funding and strategy development. At the same time, the funded projects should be supported in the development and implementation of an impact-oriented monitoring of their projects. The evaluation contains summative and formative elements. In this way, the evaluation is intended to support AA-internal learning in the field of communication strategy on the one hand and to provide transparent accountability on the other. >/p> From a methodological point of view, a comprehensive mix of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis will be combined. This ranges from document analyses to various forms of qualitative and quantitative surveys as well as focus group and guideline interviews to participating observations. This will be complemented by an experimental survey design using an online survey instrument, which will provide insight into the cause-effect relationships of the strategic communication of the AA.

External Evaluation of Climate-friendly Communal Catering within the Project “MehrWertKonsum” of the North Rhine-Westphalia Consumer Advice Centre5/20196/2021Dr. Hansjörg GausVerbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (VZ NRW)

Project Manager: Dr. Hansjörg Gaus

Staff: Fabian Otto

Partner: schmidt evaluation, EBP

Description

The project “MehrWertKonsum – More appreciation of food and finite resources” conducted by the consumer advice centre of North Rhine-Westphalia aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions encouraging a responsible, sustainable and climate-friendly consumption. The primary objective of the project is to contribute to saving greenhouse gas emissions. Regarding communal catering, among other things that means to diminish leftovers and to offer more vegetarian dishes with seasonal and regional foods that are organically grown. Information and educational material will be passed to day care centres, schools, youth hostels and their food suppliers, waste will be measured, leftovers on plates and at the service counters will be analysed and suggestions for improvement will be developed. Furthermore, menus will be checked and enhanced regarding to their desirability as well as climate and environment protection. Schools, in addition, will have the possibility to get participative educational services and activities for their students. In youth hostels, there will be a special focus on the communication with the guests to encourage the acceptance of the measures and thus to contribute to waste prevention. The project is funded through the EFRE OP NRW, an operational programme of North Rhine-Westphalia concerning the promotion of investments in growth and employment supported by the European Regional Development Fund, and North Rhine-Westphalia’s Ministry of Environment. Within EFRE OP NRW projects’ greenhouse gas savings (t CO2 equivalents/year) have to be substantiated. Moreover, the following objectives of the field of action “climate-friendly communal catering” should be evaluated:

- To reduce food and catering waste

- To establish climate-friendly and healthy catering offers

- To raise consciousness of and appreciation for food, climate-friendly nutrition and food waste

In the course of the external evaluation of MehrWertKonsum the impact of the project measures will be analysed both on the outcome level (in particular altered behaviour of the target group) as well as on the impact level (greenhouse gas savings). To do so, the evaluation team of CEval GmbH, schmidt evaluation and EBP applies a complex multi-method approach including participant observation, qualitative telephone interviews and quantitative online surveys. The results will be combined with the internal monitoring of the project MehrWertKonsum in a way that greenhouse gas savings can be calculated.
Process Evaluation of the career support program 'Securing Talents - Shaping the Future' (2019/2020)4/201912/2020Dr. Vera HennefeldCusanuswerk - Bischöfliche Studienförderung

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Description

The program 'Securing talents - shaping the future' by the Cusanuswerk aims to support future female leaders. The program focuses on mentoring elements that is tutorial support for scholarship holders by professionally experienced academics. It also focuses on occupationally specific training and support measures as well as on building a peer-network. The CEval has been conducting accompanying external evaluations to ensure quality management since the start of the career support program in 2007. An accompanying evaluation will also take place during the seventh program run 2019/2020. The main task of this evaluation is to provide the responsible employees with management-related information. In this context, questions regarding satisfaction with the offered events, quality of tutorial relationships as well as questions regarding professional and personal use of the relationships for both sides are especially relevant. In regards to methods, the evaluation covers standardized questionnaires of mentees and mentors compared at three points in time.
Evaluation of refugee projects supported by the Representative of the Federal Government for Migration, Refugees and Integration4/20193/2020Dr. Vera HennefeldBeauftragte der Bundesregierung für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge, M.A. Niklas Zierke

Partner: IMAP GmbH

Description

In 2019, 25 refugee projects are being supported by the Representative of the Federal Government for Migration, Refugees and Integration in three areas, i.e. strengthening volunteers in refugee assistance, empowerment and prevention of violence, and political and social participation. The funding aims at contributing to an improved integration of refugees in Germany. The goal of the evaluation is to assess the goal achievement, efficacy and efficiency of the funded projects and to develop recommendations for future funding of such projects. At the same time the evaluation shall support the projects in setting up and implementing a results-based monitoring system. The evaluation is designed as an accompanying evaluation with formative and summative elements. It also involves a capacity building component. In terms of methodology, the evaluation will rely on a mix of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. Among others, a document review, guided interviews, focus group discussions as well as an online survey are planned.
Evaluation of Individual Projects of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)4/20194/2021Dr. Hansjörg GausBundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Partner: adelphi, arepo consult, FAKT, GOPA

Description

Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) is funding initiatives regarding (i) climate protection, (ii) adaptation to the impacts of climate change, (iii) conserving natural carbon sinks and (iv) the protection of biological diversity in developing and newly industrialising countries on a project basis. Overall, the IKI now includes almost 600 individual projects and 2.8 billion euros in funding. The IKI focuses on climate protection which comprises almost half of the projects. There was a first evaluation conducted between 2010 and 2013 that included 115 projects. Within this evaluation, a full survey of the projects completed or almost completed by 2011 was realised. The current initiative aims at the evaluation of the further projects completed by the end of 2019. The individual project evaluations consist of detailed analyses on the basis of the OECD’’s DAC criteria as well as other project specific criteria. In terms of the impact chain, the focus lies on the analysis of the inputs, outputs and outcomes. Higher-level impacts are analysed on the basis of the reliable information available at the point of evaluation.
Factors for successful cooperation in vocational training with People’s Republic of China – a comparison of governmental, civil and private sector concepts4/20193/2022 Selina RöhrigBundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Stockmann

Staff: Selina Röhrig

Partner: Chinesisch-Deutsches Institut für Berufsbildung der Tongji-Universität (CDIBB), Shanghai, Centrale Institute for Vocational & Technical Education (CIVTE), Beijing

Description

The research project “Factors for a successful cooperation in vocational training with the People’s Republic of China – a comparison of governmental, civil and private sector concepts” will investigate for the first time whether success factors of international VET cooperation identified in previous research, arranged into a key factor model, also apply to cooperations outside the development cooperation context, in the private sector and in China. On the basis of quantitative and qualitative analyses of state, civil society and private sector VET cooperations, general recommendations for action are generated and individual projects or measures are highlighted as best-practice examples. Conferences and publications will promote comprehensive dissemination, discussion and use of gained insights in international VET research and practice.
Pilot project for the joint match day follow-up in German professional football1/20195/2020Dr. Vera HennefeldDeutscher Fußball-Bund e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: Fabian Otto

Description

The Daniel Nivel Foundation aims to improve the relationship between football fans and the police. To that end, the foundation cooperates with national football associations and in 2018 has released funds for two pilot projects, one with the French Football Federation (FFF) and one with the German Football Association (DFB). On the German side, the following idea was developed within the so called “future workshops”: to establish a “joint match day follow-up”, to create a framework for dialogue between football fans and police. In this way, conflicts would be dealt with after match days and solutions for future events could be developed. The DFB has commissioned CEval GmbH to provide scientific support for this project. The tasks of the CEval GmbH range from the conception of the project (follow-up process, selection of pilot locations, etc.) to the development of suitable instruments for fan surveys and suiting formats for match day follow-ups, as well as the support of the actors in the practical implementation and moderation of the follow-up process. Therefore, different procedures and formats for the match day follow-ups will be tested, in order to present an applicable concept after the pilot phase. All steps are carried out in close cooperation with the DFB project team. There is also a regular, project related exchange with the Fan Projects Coordination Office (KOS) and the German Football League (DFL). The project is scheduled to run from January 2019 to May 2020. In the first half of 2019, a detailed project conception and elaboration will take place, including workshops with all participating actors. In the second half of the year, during the first half of the 2019/2020 season, the developed concept for the match day follow-up will be implemented and tested in cooperation with selected pilot locations from professional football. Central partners are the Fan Projects of the respective locations. Subsequently will be evaluation and, if necessary, an adaptation of the concept for match day follow-up as well as the documentation of the project as a final report.
Evaluation des Programms "DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships"12/20187/2019Dr. Vera HennefeldDeutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

Since 2008 the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German AcademicExchange Service (DAAD) are jointly implementing a research fellowship programme with a focus on energy, aeronautics, space and transport related disciplines. The programme aims at contributing to the internationalization of DLR institutes as well as promoting researchers who maintain a relation to Germany as partners and friends. The goal of the evaluation is twofold. On the one hand, it shall assess the programme’s medium- and long-term effects. On the other hand, it is expected to identify potentials for improvement and come up with suggestions for necessary adaptions in view of a possible future continuation of the programme. In terms of methodology, the evaluation will rely on a mix of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. Among others, guided interviews, focus group discussions, on-site visits as well as an online survey are planned.
Evaluation of the project "Digital Leadership" of the Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg12/201812/2019Dr. Vera HennefeldFührungsakademie Baden-Württemberg

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: Fabian Otto

Description

Since March 2018, the “Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg (FüAK)” has been offering the "Digital Leadership" programme. The programme comprises various advanced training formats to promote digital skills for managers in the administrative bodies of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The aim is to prepare these managers for the requirements of digital shift, to network them with one another and to equip them with the necessary skills for driving and shaping digital change in their institutions. The program's formats include professional training (e.g. programming, design thinking), networking events, learning journeys to innovative companies and topic-specific focus groups. The evaluation focuses on the different training formats of the programme. These are to be evaluated in regard to their effects. The focus is on the outcome level, especially on the short and medium term effects of the different events. In the sense of the participative evaluation approach of CEval GmbH, the theory of change will be developed together with the project team. The effects will be assessed within the evaluation using a multi-method approach. On the one hand, participant questionnaires will be developed and used at the end of an event and after a defined impact phase. On the other hand, interviews will be conducted with different stakeholder groups in order to obtain more in-depth assessments of relevant aspects of the programme. In this way, the advantages of both data collection methods can be combined and used to evaluate the training formats.
Development of an M&E framework, M&E support and facilitation of learning & exchange formats for the initiative “Improved livelihoods perspectives for young people in rural East Africa”10/201810/0 Teresa BöttcherDeutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.Sc. Christine Meyer

Description

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung, Siemens Stiftung and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung collectively intend to improve upon the prospects of youths in rural areas of East Africa. Within the joint initiative of “Improved livelihoods perspectives for young people in rural East Africa” they empower youths to actively shape developmental processes and to have their voices heard in the respective policy processes. Further, they intend to improve youths’ livelihoods through enhanced income generation and health conditions. Through this, they also aim to contribute to jointly fight root causes of migration. The initiative is implemented by three local implementing partners in Uganda, namely Action for Health Uganda, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa Ltd. and WHAVE Solutions.

The objective of this assignment is threefold: To develop an M&E Framework for the program, to support its monitoring and evaluation through the implementation of three assessments (baseline, mid-term and final assessment), and to facilitate learning and exchange during its pilot phase. For achieving these objectives, a participatory approach is employed, focusing on a strong stakeholder involvement from the planning stage through data collection to results interpretation. During the assessments a multi-method approach is applied, based on a quantitative quasi-experimental and a qualitative case-study design for achieving a comprehensive picture of the program’s impact and sustainability, and eventually validating its intervention logic. While the quasi-experimental design comprises the collection of target and comparison group data from approx. 1,000 pax in total, the case-study design includes interviews and Focus Group Discussions with key informants from implementing partners, target groups, local authorities and sector experts.
Integration of the Programme „Service Agency Communities in One World“ (SKEW) in the M&E-System of Engagement Global9/201812/2018Dr. Stefan SilvestriniEngagement Global Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen gGmbH

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Cornelia Römling

Description

Engagement Global gGmbH was established in 2012 as a central institution to promote and coordinate the development policy commitment of civil society, municipal and private sector actors as well as for development policy information and education work. SKEW – a program of Engagement Global – focuses in particular on the promotion of municipal development cooperation. In order to be able to monitor both the appropriate use of the funds and above all their effectiveness, Engagement Global has created a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for all departments and programs. Since SKEW was excluded in the development of the monitoring system at that time, CEval and ISPO have been now commissioned to integrate SKEW into the organization-wide monitoring system.

As with the design of the company-wide M&E system, first the theory of change and indicators will be reviewed or developed. Then the objectives and indicators will be integrated into the strategical claims of Engagement Global. In order to complete the creation of a monitoring system for the SKEW, a data collection plan will be created in the next step and the associated data collection instruments will be (further) developed.
Ex-post assessment of the Strategic Fairtrade Funding Programme (SFFP), Phase II (2010-2013)9/201810/2018Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Project Manager: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Staff: M.Sc. Elisabeth Schneider

Description

One of the key objectives of the Swiss Department on Trade Promotion is to support fair trading conditions with developing countries to which private labels and standards substantially contribute. Accordingly, as part of a donor consortium, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) contributed to the Strategic Fairtrade Funding Programme (SFFP) in Phase I from 2008 to 2009 and Phase II from 2010 to 2013. Main purpose of the harmonized funding was to enable disadvantaged producers to establish stronger linkages to consumers, to gain improved market access and to be empowered for combating poverty.

In 2014/2015 an evaluation was already carried out which examined Phase II of the funding programme. Further research on Fairtrade conducted include, among others, a follow-up impact study at the producer-level, covering six product and context settings, implemented by the Center for Evaluation (CEval GmbH) in 2017/2018. Four years after the SFFP ended, it is now of interest for SECO to assess the level of achievement of the strategic indicators set in the Logical Framework of the SFFP as well as SECO’s contribution to the same.

The objective of the ex-post assessment is hence threefold: (i) to valorise existing information on the effectiveness and impact of SECO’s support to the Fairtrade system, (ii) to complement findings from previous studies with new data on relevance and sustainability of the programme and (iii) to distill key findings, recommendations and lessons learnt in view of the SECO’s future engagement in Fairtrade. To this end CEval will review relevant secondary data and collect additional primary data among stakeholders at FT headquarters, three FT regional networks and FT USA.
Meta-Evaluation of ADA Project and Programme Evaluations 2016-20188/201812/2018Dr. Stefan SilvestriniAustrian Development Agency (ADA)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge, Teresa Böttcher

Description

Subject of the meta-evaluation are ADA evaluations of development cooperation projects and programmes implemented between 2016 and 2018. The objective is to assess the quality and usefulness of ADA’s (internal and external) evaluations and to deliver recommendations on how to improve the ADA evaluation tool for the design and implementation of future evaluations.

A document analysis of the evaluation reports is at the heart of the meta-evaluation. Based on a detailed analysis protocol the quality of said reports will be assessed. The use of such a protocol, which will cover all relevant analysis dimensions, indicators and rating scales, will guarantee that the meta-evaluation results will be transparent and reliable. In order to also evaluate the usefulness for and use of the evaluations under study, their target audience (e.g. programme managers) will be interviewed via guided individual and group interviews and – in order to achieve the greatest possible representativeness of the results – a semi-standardized online survey.
Evaluation of a Capacity Development Project on Child Protection Systems in Ethiopia and India8/201812/2018Dr. Susanne Johanna VäthKindernothilfe e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Staff: M.A. Tatjana Mauthofer

Description

Worldwide across all socio-economic backgrounds, cultures and religions, children are exposed to a wide spectrum of risk factors in their daily lives. Considering the complexity and interconnectedness of underlying causes, functioning child protection systems have proven to be key to address risk factors and prevent violence, exploitation and abuse. Kindernothilfe, jointly with Karl Kübel Stiftung, Child Fund and terre des hommes, initiated the project titled “Development and implementation of institutional child safeguarding policies as well as networking with local child protection systems through at least 240 organizations in nine countries in Asia and Africa” in 2014. With the project ending in December 2018, the consortium commissioned the Center for Evaluation in August 2018 to conduct an evaluation to understand the impact of the project as well as retrieve learnings and recommendations for future interventions of similar character. A crucial part of the assignment is to retrospectively develop the Theory of Change (ToC) of the project in a participatory manner, integrating consortium members, national trainers as well as the target group and final beneficiaries in the process. The ToC will guide the evaluation while being further validated during the course of the evaluation. Field visits take place in Ethiopia and South India in October 2018. In total, six partner organizations are visited and interviews and focus group discussions are hold. Children are included in the evaluation by making use of participatory research tools, such as Picture Talk and Smiley-face scales. Each field visit ends with a one-day workshop to which all participating organizations of the respective region are invited. During the workshop preliminary findings and the ToC are shared, discussed and validated. Eventually, data from both field visits is analyzed and findings are reported to the consortium partners.
International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET)7/20180/0Dr. Stefan SilvestriniIndependent Evaluation Group (IEG)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Felix Stips, Laszlo Szentmarjay, Theresa Weippert

Description

The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is an executive training program in development evaluation. Since 2018, it is managed jointly by the Center for Continuing Education at the University of Bern (Switzerland), the Center for Evaluation at Saarland University (Germany) and the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank. IPDET aims to provide managers and practitioners in the field of evaluation with the tools required to evaluate policies, programs and projects at local, regional, national, and global levels, as well as to commission, manage and especially use those evaluations for decision-making. Further information on this year's IPDET can be found on the website: https://ipdet.org/.
Scientific support of an impact analysis of the project “egal war gestern” (towards sustainability at vocational schools)6/20188/2019Dr. Vera HennefeldLandesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern (LBV) e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

The Landesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern (LBV) e.V. for the second time is implementing the project “Towards sustainability at vocational schools” in the school term 2018/19. It aims at mobilizing the youth for matters of sustainability. More precisely, the project is geared towards students at Bavarian vocational schools who find themselves in the important period of professional orientation. The goal is to direct their attention to sustainability questions and to strengthen their awareness of those issues. To achieve this goal, the students are expected to independently implement projects in their respective schools in order to contribute to a more sustainable school life.

The project is subject to an impact analysis, which is being jointly implemented by LBV and CEval GmbH within the context of an accompanying evaluation. The purpose is to determine whether the intended effects of the project are actually achieved, that is, whether the attitudes and behavior of the participating students actually change in relation to sustainability matters and whether those matters are more readily integrated into the everyday life at Bavarian vocational schools. In terms of methodology the analysis will be based on a standardized survey before and after the project with both the participating students and a comparison group of students. Furthermore, there will be guided interviews with the teachers who support the students in the implementation of their projects before and after the project.
Evaluation of the Project "Protecting, promoting and involving children in refugee camps (Hamburg)"4/20186/2018Dr. Susanne Johanna VäthPlan International Deutschland e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

Plan International Deutschland e. V. is committed to implement the international minimum standards for the protection of children in humanitarian crises. The project "Protecting, promoting and involving children in refugee camps" is implemented in two refugee camps in Hamburg between July 2017 and June 2018. It aims at strengthening the safety of refugee children and youth, creating a child-friendly environment and ensuring child protection in refugee camps. The overall goal of the project is to reduce the risks for children and young people to such an extent that their well-being is ensured. This is done by creating a positive environment for children and young people in which children's rights are respected.

The overall objective of the evaluation is to assess the project in a summative way. At the same time, in view of the ongoing work with children and young people in refugee contexts, this evaluation also identifies potential for improvement and gives evidence-based recommendations for action. With a strong focus on the OECD/DAC evaluation criterion of effectiveness, this evaluation will show to what extent the project was able to achieve its goals and to what extent its activities were appropriate in this regard.

From a methodological point of view, a participatory evaluation approach and a multi-method approach are applied. The combination of different data collection and evaluation methods will take into account the special requirements of the subject matter and the target group of children and young people. Therefore, the evaluation team will conduct guideline-based expert interviews and focus group discussions and will apply creative methods for qualitative data collection amongst children.

Evaluation of the project Media in Libya: Stability through reconciliation1/20188/2020Dr. Vera HennefeldDW Akademie

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

The object of this evaluation is the project Media in Libya: Stability through reconciliation (MLSR) of the DW Akademie. MLSR is a follow-up of the precursor project Media in Libya: Stability through Structure. The overall goal of MLSR is to “enable a process of public discourse and eventually reconciliation across a fragmented Libyan society – prerequisites for development of democratic reform and constitutional process in the country.” by “promoting [the] right to access to information to the people of Libya and [the] freedom of expression in Libya” (DW Akademie, 2017, p. 4). The approach of MLSR is fourfold (i.e., four activity clusters): (1) supporting Libyan institutions/authorities efforts in the field of media governance, (2) developing a Libyan Media Network, (3) training local freelance journalists from all regions of Libya with a special focus on ethnic minorities and gender, and (4) providing grants for Libyan media projects.

The evaluation of MLSR can be considered as a planned impact evaluation, which needs valid qualitative/quantitative data on the situation at the beginning of MLSR (i.e., baseline). The second stage of evaluation (i.e., interim evaluation) will start in January 2019. Comparing the results of baseline and interim evaluation, the evaluators will be able to identify and assess the preliminary effects of MLSR. Moreover, the evaluators may give first recommendations on how to improve MLSR (e.g., identification of [un]successful project strategies, alternative actions). The third stage of evaluation will start shortly after the end of MLSR (i.e., January 2021). The main goal of the final evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of MLSR (i.e., achievements in relevant targeted areas).

Taking into account Libya’s highly volatile and difficult context, we will rely on a robust mixed-method approach: secondary document/data analyses, content analyses of short written guided and in-depth oral guided interviews, and statistical analysis of quantitative of survey data.
Development and Implementation of a M&E System for the 'EinTanzHaus'12/20178/2020Dr. Vera HennefeldKulturamt der Stadt Mannheim

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Description

The 'EinTanzHaus' is expected to be a center for contemporary dance in a cultural monument of particular importance in the City of Mannheim. The founder of the La Trottier Dance Collective, Eric Trottier, and the designer and artist Daria Holme have jointly created the preconditions to develop a dance center in Southern Germany with the exemplary conversion of a protected historic church building, which can open up new perspectives for the dance scene in Germany due to its infrastructure, its stage size, its central location and the artistic experience.

The task of CEval GmbH is to develop and implement a M&E concept that serves for the management of the project and the regular review of goal attainment and impact assessment. Therefore, a target system and value-added indicators for the 'EinTanzHaus' as well as a data collection plan are developed together with the participants in a first step. Further, CEval GmbH is involved in all steps of the data collection, evaluation and interpretation and thus supports the parties involved in the strategic management of the project.
Begleitende Evaluation eines Slum Rehabilitationsprojekts in Brasilien11/201711/2020Dr. Stefan SilvestriniKnorr-Bremse Global Care e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Teresa Böttcher

Description

Jointly with a local partner, Knorr-Bremse Global Care e.V. (KBGC) supports a training and rehabilitation project in a community in Grajaú, a slum district in Sao Paolo, Brasil. The project aims at improving the living conditions of the community by qualifying young people for self-sustained income-generation and rehabilitating the area by building wooden houses. Main activities include training of youth in civil construction and set up of sustainable housing by residents of the slum and the trained youth.

KBGC has commissioned CEval to establish a Monitoring & Evaluation framework to gather feedback on the training activities and trace quality of life outcomes over time to assess whether the program’s objectives are being achieved. In order to identify the outcomes of the training on the qualification of the participants and their application of knowledge gained, a time-series design is applied, implying several phases of data collection with the help of standardized survey questionnaires. Outcomes of students will be traced every six months over a period of three years, with baseline, monitoring and end line reports being drafted after each data collection to support organizational learning and improvement on project design.
Data collection for the certificate “Fan project in accordance with the National Plan for Safety in Sports” (German: „Fanprojekt nach dem Nationalen Konzept Sport und Sicherheit“)10/201712/2019Dr. Vera HennefeldKoordinationsstelle Fanprojekte bei der Deutschen Sportjugend (KOS)

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

In Germany, there is a dense network of social work institutions in the field of adolescent soccer fans (“fan projects”) that work in accordance with the National Plan for Safety in Sports (German: Nationales Konzept Sport und Sicherheit). A certification of those fan projects has been launched in 2010. Offering fan projects an instrument of quality control, the certification is intended to pursue multiple goals: (a) establishing a common standard for fan projects, (b) increasing confidence in the work of fan projects, and (c) improving the working context of fan projects. The certificate has been awarded by the Quality Management Group of the Centre for Fan Project Coordination of the German Sports Youth (German: Koordinationsstelle Fanprojekte bei der Deutschen Sportjugend). Members of the Quality Management Group belong to several stakeholder groups: soccer, federal authorities (for family affairs), science, and fan projects themselves.

During a first subproject (5/2015-6/2016), the CEval GmbH (a) revised the certification process, (b) tested the revised certification process on five fan projects, and (c) developed a standardized, feasible concept for collecting information necessary for certification. Thereby the certificate attests fan projects’ high quality of work. For more information, click here (German only).

Within the ongoing second subproject, CEval GmbH supports the nationwide roll-out of the revised certification by collecting all necessary information on all the remaining German soccer fan projects.
Evaluation of the demographic monitoring tool demowanda: Demand-oriented coaching on self-evaluation9/201712/2019Dr. Vera HennefeldBundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA)

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Description

"The BAuA explores the conditions and developments in gainful employment with a view to providing workers with the best possible protection and Support both today and in the future." (s. BAuA-Website). Leading the project Demografischer Wandel in der Arbeitswelt (demowanda) is one of BAuA’s Tasks. demowanda is a demographic monitoring tool, which has been ordered by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

BAuA is going to self-evaluate demowanda - their collaboration project with BiB, BIBB, DZA, IAB and RKI. The object of BAuA's self-evaluation will be product and process of the project demowanda. The project partners are going to evaluate (a) the online platform and demographic monitoring tool demowanda and (b) the project process from commissioning to realization.

In order to successfully realize the self-evaluation, BAuA has asked the CEval GmbH to accompany their project and to provide them with demand-oriented coaching/training. Employees of BAuA, who are involved in the self-evaluation of demowanda, will be enabled to close potential gaps in and to extend their knowledge on self-evaluation. Moreover, coaching/training will help to ensure the conceptual as well as methodological quality of the self-evaluation project.

The demand-oriented coaching includes (a) phone and on-site consulting, (b) in house trainings/workshops, and (c) Support of creating evaluation materials/documents.
Evaluation of the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change7/20176/2020Dr. Stefan SilvestriniUmweltbundesamt (UBA)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Hansjörg Gaus, Selina Röhrig, M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Partner: adelphi

Description

The German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (DAS) and the corresponding Adaptation Action Plan are the main pillars of Germany’s climate policy. The Federal Government aims to reduce the vulnerability of the economy, the environment and society to the effects of climate change in the long term. To this end, a number of concrete measures have recently been implemented at various levels. In order to successfully adapt to climate change and to continue to develop the national climate change strategy, it is important to critically reflect on the current process as well as to acknowledge achievements and possible shortcomings.

The overarching goal of the evaluation commissioned by the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) is to determine whether the national adaptation strategy represents a successful approach for increasing the adaptive capacity and reducing the vulnerability of natural, social and economic systems to the effects of climate change. The evaluation includes three central parts: (1) the process of developing and implementing the strategy on the nationl level (2) the implementation status of the adaptation measures at the federal level and (3), an impact assessment of the strategy's effects on the vulnerability and adaptative capacities of natural, social and economic systems.

The Center for Evaluation (CEval) implements the evaluation together with adelphi. To do so, a methodology will be used which was developed in a previous project and which has already been adopted politically. With the use of central evaluation questions as well as a policy impact model, data will be initially collected using a variety of methods (interviews, document analysis etc.). Using defined evaluation criteria, a comprehensive data analysis and evaluation will be carried out. The results and hypotheses will be reflected in a Delphi method and then condensed.
University cooperation with the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Catholic Pontifical University of Ecuador (PUCE) supported through the DAAD funding programme „Subject-Related Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education in Developing Countries7/201712/2020 Laszlo SzentmarjayDeutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Stockmann

Description

The Saarland University (UdS) and the University of Costa Rica (UCR) have been maintaining an intensive cooperation since 2008, which was financially supported by the DAAD programme “Subject-Related Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education in Developing Countries” between 2012 and 2015. Through the DAAD University Advisory Program, the preceding collaboration had already received financial support. Particularly in the light of an ever-rising need for evaluations and competencies in the field of evaluation, both partners are zealous to continue the collaboration within the framework of the DAAD funding programme and to expand it sustainably by the integration of a second partnering institute of higher education. The Catholic Pontifical University of Ecuador (PUCE) could be won for this objective.

Crucial elements of this third phase of cooperation are supposed to be the implementation of a new blended learning Master’s study program in evaluation at the PUCE, and the implementation of a further educational opportunity in the blended learning format, respectively, at the Center for Research and Training in Public Administration (CICAP) at the UCR, and quality assurance of the formation and further education in evaluation in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Latin America (amelioration of formation and further education as well as research in evaluation). Moreover, the establishment of a Latin American university network in the discipline of evaluation (network formation and internationalization), the strengthening of practical orientation within the academic formation in evaluation and the contribution to evidence-based policy making (application of scientific evaluative research in political practice), and, eventually, the consolidation and institutional expansion of the cooperation between the universities involved and the research institute CICAP (triangular and South-South-cooperation) are on the agenda of the program. The respective cooperation is intended to last for four years (2017-2020).
Framework contract for developing and implementing effect-oriented monitoring systems for DAAD programs6/20165/2020Dr. Vera HennefeldDeutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge

Description

The aim of this project is to empower the DAAD to be able to cope with the increasing challenges in terms of results-based monitoring and control systems. Orienting itself more strongly to actual developmental results and ensuring a stronger focus on its partners’ needs (managing for results), the DAAD, as mediating party, is depending on evidence based planning, controlling, and reporting of project performing parties (i.e., universities). The monitoring systems to be implemented in this project are considered to increase the quality of information on program activities - in the context of project performing parties’ accounting as well within interactions between project parties in general (i.e., funding organization, DAAD, and university). Thereby, future monitoring systems promote collaborative learning and strategic development of DAAD’s funding programs.

In this project, CEval is mainly working in the following areas: developing of specific results models and indicator catalogues for existing as well as for future funding programs; adapting existing monitoring processes, procedures, and instruments for project planning, project controlling, and project reporting within DAAD’s funding programs; development of program-specific monitoring concepts and their realization. Moreover, CEval will provide employees of DAAD and of universities with training on results-based planning and monitoring (capacity building).
Accompanying and consulting of the impact assessment/baseline update of HEKS Bangladesh country program5/20164/2018Dr. Stefan SilvestriniHilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Description

The HEKS/EPER Bangladesh country programme 2013-2016 aims to promote social inclusion of marginalized and disenfranchised minority groups in North-West Bangladesh. The various projects comprised, specifically target the urban and rural Dalit and plain land Adibashi communities who face complex forms of discrimination. The exclusion process is often a driving factor of conflict between the minority communities and the mainstream society. Applying a Human Rights Based Approach and a Value Chain Approach HEKS/EPER wants to foster social inclusion.

After not assessing the impact properly in the past program phase, HEKS now strives to obtain valid baseline data for the following program phase and at the same time to use this data to evaluate the prior program phase. CEval will provide methodological support during the whole process.

The impact assessment of the program will combine a quantitative survey with a contribution analysis. CEval supports HEKS mainly with the quantitative part. It provides the quantitative sampling strategy, gives methodological advice on how to best use before collected data, supervises the development of the data collection tools, and will take over parts of the quantitative data analysis (i.e. match the comparison group).
Impact Evaluation of WIENCO Ghana Ltd. Out-grower Schemes10/201512/2020Dr. Stefan SilvestriniCommon fund for Commodities

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth, Dipl.Reg.Wiss. Christina Gollan, Felix Stips

Partner: German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Description

The overall objective of the impact evaluation is to measure and evaluate the investment of the Agricultural Trade and Investment Fund (AATIF) in two of WIENCO¡¦s out-grower schemes in Ghana. In particular, two out-grower arrangements, the Cocoa Abrabopa Association for cocoa farmers and the Masara N¡¦Arziki for maize farmers, are under investigation. The main interest lies in identifying the causal link between participating in WIENCO¡¦s out-grower arrangements and the following outcomes and their development over time:

  • Productivity Levels
  • Employment opportunities
  • Farm and overall household income
  • Living and working conditions
  • Risk exposure regarding total household income; and
  • Farm-households¡¦ risk coping strategies and mechanisms.

    This shall provide AATIF with evidence on the effectiveness of funding out-grower schemes. In addition a simplified tool allowing WIENCO to collect data on the key outcomes shall be designed.

    The 5-year evaluation will be conducted by a consortium of the Center for Evaluation (CEval) and the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), together with Ghanaian partners. A mixed-method approach will be embedded in a profound contextual analysis. The evaluation will combine a quantitative analysis of household and village surveys with qualitative insight into WIENCO's impacts derived from focus group discussions (FGDs) and expert interviews. The reports will provide the counterpart with robust evaluation results while also presenting practical recommendations to improve WIENCO's activities.