Catalysts for Ex-post

Good news: Kudos to these self-Sustainability Catalyst organizations learning from sustained and emerging results of project activities. They are doing this by evaluating, learning, redesigning, funding anew or differently. We have much to learn from their efforts to listen to participants and partners…

* Asian Development Bank post-project synthesis (desk study) and while no post-project evaluations, they have final evaluations up to 10 years later, e.g. Nepal Hydro project

* Canada’s CIDA desk study on Mali but no fieldwork-based evaluations yet

* EDC Impact of Radio Instruction on Education in Zanzibar (2015)

* European Commission on Transport (to be reviewed) and European Union on Rural Development (2012), Nano-Technologies (2011) and a 2018-discovered treasure trove of ex-posts

* Federation of the Red Cross/ Red Crescent/ Ethiopian Red Cross: Valuing Voices research on sustainability: ERCS Tigray’s Food Security program and blogs on self-sustainability at final evaluation and trade-offs during impact 

* Germany’s KfW Bank has mostly desk studies but interesting measures on programs in 11 countries

** Government of Australia on Stronger Families and DFAT Indonesia’s roads loan/grant project

* Interamerican Development Bank, a few ex-posts

* Japan’s JICA, who we consider the world leader in ex-post evaluation, about 200, including these on water: Philippines and Vietnam and a eval overview

* The Government of Nepal and UK Aid (Koshi Hills)

* OECD, 200 evaluations (!) of partner countries, albeit mostly ending research with partners, not participants

* OXFAM Myanmar Resilience

* USAID Food For Peace’s food security evaluation of Bolivia, Honduras, India and Kenya in 2015 , Ugandan Primary Education (2018) ( Uganda Peacebuilding (2014, to be reviewed) … otherwise only desk studies and requests for ex-posts on Development Experience Clearinghouse

* USAID Microlinks Zambia and Cambodia (both 2016)

* USAID Regional Citizen Engagement and Reconciliation in Thailand (2017)

* USAID Water/ Sanitation Madagascar, Indonesia, Ethiopia, India and Senegal  (2017-19) and Ghana (2018)

* US CARE Zanzibar


* US Catholic Relief Services CRS/ Ethiopia (2004), CRS/Niger (2015) and CRS Country X (approval pending, 2016)

* US Inter-American Foundation (part of US Government) – 30 post-project evaluations but summaries only

* US Lutheran World Relief (Niger, 2013)

* US Mercy Corps  MILK Program in Niger and Community Recovery in Central Asia

* US PACT and Nepal

* US Partners for Democratic Change 

* US Plan International: Kenyan Livelihood Project and one from the Philippines

* US PCI Bolivia and PCI Indonesia on Maternal Child Health with Notre Dame support

* West African Development Bank – 4 projects (Benin, Mali, Senegal)

* World Bank Nigeria Fadama Project and two other projects in India and Kenya

TOTALS: 25 organizations are sustainability catalysts… 30+ post-project sustained outcomes and impacts evaluations in our database and in total 370 publicly available sustainability evaluations with participant in-country worldwide so far (of 900 reviewed).

Notably some key international development players are missing any field-based expost evaluation: US’ Millennium Challenge Corporation which is piloting one with PLAN, UK’s DFID, Canada’s CIDA, Norway’s NORAD, Sweden’s SIDA, Australia’s DFAT and Asia’s ADBank, among others.

Please contact us if you want to post your ex-post/ post-project or if we can evaluate a new one for you as these are less expensive than you may think!

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