It was a great relief to read that we would probably be able to give a pretty good assessment of the progress and impact of the work we are doing. It all sounds a lot less daunting now.
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Programming Briefing: Lessons from a post-intervention study in Taita-Taveta District, Kenya
In 2010, Plan commissioned INTRAC to carry out the first of its post-intervention studies to improve their understanding of the organisation's contribution to long-term changes in the communities they work with. The studies, new to Plan and relatively new within the NGO sector, involve returning to communities around five years after Plan stop work with them to analyse the sustainability of specific interventions.
This paper provides a summary of Plan's first full study carried out in a district of Kenya in 2011.The study found evidence of Plan's contribution to increased resiliency and well-being of individual families and, in some cases, of the wider community. However, the majority of community-based organisations developed by Plan to represent and advocate for the interests of the community and its children have not survived. The INTRAC team provided recommendations on future ways of working.
|Author||Matthew Riley (Plan International)|