This report is an external evaluation of the 18-month project COVID-19 Response in Africa: Together for Reliable Information that kicked off on 1 August 2020 and ended on 31 January 2022. The external evaluation sought to gauge impact, measure learning and provide input for future projects as well as ensure accountability to the EU, the project’s donor. The OECD/DAC criteria were considered together with gender equity and learning, cooperation and management throughout the evaluation. Data collection included documentary review, key informant interviews, focus group discussions and a survey.
This impact and results-oriented mixed methods evaluation was participatory and qualitative and adopted an appreciative inquiry approach. The methods and tools included literature review, key informant interviews (KIIs), focus group discussions with representatives from consortium members, local partners, local communities and other stakeholders. A survey was developed and circulated to more than 70 local partners.
Authors: Michelle Betz, Elizabeth Adundo & Emmanuel Wongibe