INTRAC is conducting a three-part evaluation of EveryChild’s Responsible Exit Process.

EveryChild was a UK international development charity, which closed in September 2016. In 2012, the organisation took the decision to close all of its international programmes, and to transfer income and assets to a new global alliance of national organisations (Family for Every Child).

Between 2013 and 2016 EveryChild exited from 18 partners and country offices. To mitigate the impact of the exit, a set of responsible exit principles were developed. To hold themselves to account for how well they kept to their own principles and to share learning with others, EveryChild commissioned INTRAC to conduct an external evaluation of their post-2012 exit process.

Phase I took place in 2015. Phase II was conducted between April and June 2016. INTRAC visited four countries – Cambodia, India, Malawi and Nepal – to see which partners and programmes remained up to 15 months after EveryChild’s exit. The evaluation generated valuable learning for others seeking to exit in a responsible way that promotes sustainability.

In 2020, INTRAC will revisit these countries on behalf of EveryChild to assess the extent to which expertise and momentum for change have been sustained.