Summary of studies undertaken by Bath SDR

Summary of studies undertaken by Bath SDR

In descending chronological order. Please also see these studies sorted by thematic area.

Opportunity International Canada, Ghana: Evaluation of the impact of the Global Affairs Canada Financial Inclusion for Enterprise Development (GAC FINEDEV) project in Ghana; aiming to increase access to formal financing, create business-to-business linkages and networking opportunities particularly for small SMEs, women and vulnerable groups. The study included key informant interviews, literature review, a staff survey using StorySurvey and QuIP interviews with loan customers. Jun – Sep 2022.

Oxford Policy Management, Tanzania, Zambia and Ghana: Evaluation of the Savings at the Frontier programme (SatF) run by Oxford Policy Management and the Mastercard Foundation. This series of qualitative impact evaluation studies looked into the effects of series of financial innovations designed to link informal savings mechanisms (ISMs) with formal financial services (FFS) under the Savings at the Frontier (SatF) programme. It was conducted from 2019 to September 2022. A final report can be viewed here.

Home Office, U.K. (Kantar Public): Delivered as part of a larger evaluation with Kantar Public to understand the impact of the Safer Women at Night programme on violence against women and girls (VAWG) crimes and the impact on public feelings of safety. Jun – Sep 2022

Self Help Africa, Kenya: Evaluation of the impact on farmers of a value chain project which includes the construction of a new pack-house with cold chain transport and storage facilities as well as investment and training in pre-and post-harvest management, including agronomy, harvesting, handling, storage, processing, transportation and marketing. Jun – Aug 2022.

Home Office, U.K. (Kantar Public): Evaluation of the impacts of the Safer Streets Fund Round 3, assessing changes in perceptions of risk amongst communities using public spaces at night for social and work reasons. Delivered as part of a larger evaluation with Kantar Public. Planned Feb – Jul 2022.

Fairtrade Foundation, Côte D’Ivoire: Evaluation of the experiences of cocoa farmers working with the Fairtrade Foundation, collecting data from citizen journalists on mobile phones, using the On Our Radar dashboard. Jan – Apr 2022.

AgDevCo, Ghana: A midline impact study on the Babator Irrigated Farming Hub (BIFH) project. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. Jan – Jun 2022.

Edufinance, Kenya: This study explored the impacts of using loans from Edufinance to pay for education – particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nov 2021 – Jan 2022.

Concern Worldwide, Malawi: Longitudinal evaluation of Concern Worldwide’s Graduation model project over three years in association with Trinity College, Dublin who conducted an RCT. Round 3 completed Oct 2021 – Jan 2022.

Girl Effect, Rwanda: A deep dive into the impacts of Ni Nyampinga, a schools-based programme in Rwanda, aimed at girls aged 15-19, to encourage positive attitudes and confidence around sexual and reproductive health behaviours. Sep – Dec 2021.

Opportunity International UK, Ghana: Final evaluation of the DFID-funded programme ‘Roots of Change: Increasing the economic empowerment of women in Ghana and the DRC through rural financing’. 48 individual interviews and 8 focus groups. Sep-Dec 2021.

Power to Change, UK: A second study looking to gather evidence on the role capacity building plays in the development of community businesses. Apr-May 2021.

Save the Children, Zimbabwe: Evaluation of an integrated agriculture and nutrition programme. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. Apr-May 2021.

AgDevCo, Uganda: Exploring the impact of formal employment for female field officers working for a local agricultural development company in the East Acholi region. 36 individual interviews and 4 focus groups. Oct-Dec 2020.

Diageo, Kenya: Evaluation of a local raw materials programme, connecting sorghum farmers in Kenya with access to markets, training, and agricultural inputs. Oct-Dec 2020.

Aga Khan & La Caixa Foundation, Mozambique: Assessment of the impact of the Juntos! civil society strengthening programme. 22 individual interviews with key informants from the CSOs, NGOs, government and the private sector. Oct-Dec 2020.

Concern Worldwide, Malawi: Longitudinal evaluation of Concern Worldwide’s Graduation model project over three years. Round 2: 48 interviews and 8 focus groups, Sep-Dec 2020.

Opportunity International UK, Ghana: Mid-term evaluation of the DFID-funded programme ‘Roots of Change: Increasing the economic empowerment of women in Ghana and the DRC through rural financing’. 48 individual interviews and 8 focus groups. Jun-Sep 2020.

Centre for Development Studies, Sierra Leone: Exploratory study looking at the impacts of formalisation of the artisanal mining sector. 24 individual interviews with a range of key informants. Apr-May 2020.

Triple Line Consulting, Ghana: Assessing the impact of DFID’s work on the FLEGT programme (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) in Ghana. 20 individual interviews with key informants from the Forestry Commission, Civil Society Organisations and the private sector. Feb-Apr 2020

Power to Change, UK: Supporting a UK grant-making organisation to gather evidence on the role capacity building plays in the development of community businesses. Jan-Mar 2020

Rutgers International, Indonesia: Evaluation of the ‘Setara’ programme as part of the Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) in schools in Bali, Central Java and Sumatra – concerned with attitudes to gender equality, gender norms within the home and school environment and understanding and attitudes towards sexual development and behaviours. 48 individual interviews and 12 focus groups with adolescent school pupils. Nov 2019 – Jan 2020.

AgDevCo, Uganda: Understanding impact of support and training provided to VSLAs through a local agricultural development company in the East Acholi region. 48 individual interviews and 8 focus groups. Nov 2019 – Jan 2020.

Aga Khan Development Network, Tajikistan: Support of the AKDN Quality of Life Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Support Unit undertaking a Quality of Life study in Tajikistan. 72 individual interviews and 12 focus groups. Sep-Oct 2019.

Voscur, UK: An evaluation of Voscur’s impact on voluntary, community and social enterprise (VSCE) organisations and a ‘deep dive’ into changes and drivers of change in the VSCE sector. 24 individual interviews. July 2019 – Sept 2019.

Diageo, Cameroon: Evaluation of the Water for Life programme in Mayo Kani, Cameroon. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. Jul-Sep 2019.

Save the Children, Mozambique: Evaluation of the Linking Agriculture & Nutrition programme in Tete and Manica provinces, Mozambique. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. May-Sep 2019.

Rutgers International, Uganda: Evaluation of the Get Up, Speak Out for Youth Rights (GUSO) Flex Fund project in Uganda . 24 individual interviews and 4 focus groups. May-Jul 2019.

Aga Khan Foundation, Tajikistan: Evaluation of the Central Asia Food Security Project, Khorog, Tajikistan. 24 individual interviews and 4 focus groups. May-Jul 2019.

Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan: Evaluation of the Satpara Dam project in Skardu, Pakistan. 24 individual interviews and 4 focus groups. Apr-Jun 2019.

Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan: Evaluation of the Programme for Resource Poor Valleys, Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, Pakistan. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. Mar-May 2019.

Send a Cow, Ethiopia: Evaluation of the Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Opportunities programme. 36 interviews and 6 focus groups. Dec 2018 – Jan 2019.

MannionDaniels: Evaluation of the internal organisational changes and external mechanisms which affect the capacity of grantees who successfully graduate to access larger funds as part of the AmplifyChange programme. 24 organisational level interviews. Nov-Dec 2018.

Tearfund, Bolivia: Evaluation of Tearfund’s Church & Community Mobilisation programme in two districts in Bolivia. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. Sep-Nov 2018.

Itad, Nepal: Four QuIP studies to evaluate different elements of the DFID Samarth programme, focusing on dairy, pig, ginger and vegetable farming. 24 interviews and 4 focus groups x 4 studies between Sep-Dec 2018.

Aga Khan University, Uganda: Evaluation of the transition from the new BSc in Midwifery to practice amongst a cohort of graduates. 14 interviews and WhatsApp group discussions. Apr-Jul 2018.

Tearfund, Sierra Leone: Evaluation of Tearfund’s Church & Community Mobilisation programme in two districts in Sierra Leone. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. June 2018.

Rutgers International, Kenya: Evaluation of Get Up, Speak Out for Youth Rights (GUSO) project in Kenya – provision of sexual & reproductive health education alongside youth-friendly SRHR services and building community awareness, acceptance, and support for SRH education and services. Apr-Jun 2018.

Concern Worldwide (with Trinity College, Dublin) Malawi: Longitudinal evaluation of Concern Worldwide’s Graduation model project over three years. First year: 24 interviews and 4 focus groups, Mar-May 2018.

Self Help Africa, Burkina Faso: Evaluation of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project, ‘Realising Agricultural Productivity Gains’. 24 interviews and 4 focus groups. Oct-Dec 2017.

Save the Children, Ethiopia: Evaluation of an early action intervention to mitigate impacts of predicted poor rains on a drought-affected community in the Somaliland region. 24 interviews, 4 focus groups. Aug-Nov 2017.

Acumen, India: Support for a ‘Lean’ QuIP using telephone interviews to assess the impact of a vocational training programme. Jul-Aug 2017.

Aga Khan Foundation, Tajikistan: Evaluation of an Aga Khan Foundation project implementing the Food Security and Nutrition Programme (FSNP) across 14 sub-districts of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) in Tajikistan. 36 interviews and 6 focus groups. July 2017.

Diageo, Uganda: Impact study of Diageo’s LRM programme to support smallholder sorghum and cassava producers in two districts in Uganda. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. Jun-Aug 2017.

Self Help Africa, Zambia: Evaluation of the Irish Aid Local Development Programme in Zambia. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups across various farmer’s groups in two districts. May-Jul 2017.

Seed Global Health, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi: Evaluation of the Global Health Service Programme, a US Peace Corps programme which supplies health worker volunteers to medical and nursing colleges in Africa. A three country study including 30 interviews and focus groups with leadership team, clinical and faculty staff and students in each country. May-Sep 2017.

Save the Children, Tanzania: Evaluation of an agriculture and nutrition project aimed at babies and young children in the south of Tanzania. 30 interviews, 4 focus groups and 5 key stakeholder interviews/focus groups with key CSOs. Mar-May 2017.

Voscur, UK: An evaluation of Voscur‘s impact on voluntary, community and social enterprise (VSCE) organisations and a ‘deep dive’ into changes and drivers of change in the VSCE sector. 24 individual interviews. Dec 2016 – Feb 2017.

Habitat for Humanity International, India: Housing microfinance impact evaluation of MBIND MFI financial products and services in Southern India. Impact assessment and institutional assessment. 72 interviews and 8 focus groups across two microfinance institutions in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, India. Carried out by Bath SDR and M-CRIL between September 2016 – April 2017.

C&A Foundation, Mexico: Combine impact assessment and process evaluation of the YQYP Programme to improve the working conditions and wellbeing of textile and apparel factory workers in Central Mexico. 32 interviews, 4 focus groups and 2 case studies across six textile factories in two states of Mexico. October 2016 – March 2017.

Tree Aid, Ghana: Evaluation of Tree Aid’s Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) project. 24 interviews and 4 focus groups. Jan-Feb 2017.

Tearfund, Uganda: Evaluation of Tearfund’s Church & Community Mobilisation programme in two districts in Uganda. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups. Nov 2016 – Jan 2017.

Acumen, India: Development of a ‘Lean’ approach to the QuIP using telephone interviews to assess the impact of a social impact investment project with a dairy company in Kerala. Oct 2016.

Diageo, Ethiopia: ‘Deep dive’ impact study of Meta Brewery’s Local Raw Materials Sourcing programme to support smallholder barley producers in two zones of Oromia Region. 48 interviews and 8 focus groups across two farmer’s groups in each zone. Jul-Sep 2016.

Oxfam GB, Ethiopia: Post-project QuIP study assessing the impact of the Coffee Value Chain project on women’s empowerment Project in Jimmu Zone, Oromia Region – complementing a quasi-experimental impact assessment. 48 interviews and 8 focus group discussions across six coffee cooperative groups. Apr-Jul 2016.

Self Help Africa, Kenya: Impact study of the Gorta Self-Help Africa Community Based Seed Systems Project in Western Kenya. 24 interviews and 4 focus group discussions across six farmer’s groups and two counties. Feb-Apr 2016.

Farm Africa, Ethiopia: Evaluation of a climate change resilient livelihoods project for Farm Africa in Northern Ethiopia. Two separate QuIP studies conducted in 2014 and 2015 as part of the ART project.

Self Help Africa, Ethiopia: Evaluation of a malt barley value chain project for Self Help Africa in Southern Ethiopia. Two separate QuIP studies conducted in 2014 and 2015 as part of the ART project.

Self Help Africa, Malawi: Evaluation of a climate change resilience project for Self Help Africa in Central Malawi. Two separate QuIP studies conducted in 2014 and 2015 as part of the ART project.

Self Help Africa, Malawi: Evaluation of a groundnut value chain project for Self Help Africa in Central Malawi. Two separate QuIP studies conducted in 2014 and 2015 as part of the ART project.