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Three new QuIP reports from WFP, UNDP and Notre Dame

We always enjoy seeing shared results of evaluations using QuIP, and in the last few weeks we have been treated to three such examples which we are pleased to say are now available on our resources page – just search for Example Reports. The first study was conducted in Haiti by the University of Notre Dame and Global Centre for the Development of the Whole Child (WCD); Leveraging the Home, School and Church for Whole Child Development in Haiti: L3. The evaluation sought to better understand if the ‘L3 ecosystem’ of the home, school, and church was working to support WCD for young children.

The QuIP was carried out in two ‘L3 innovation’ communities in 2022 where 48 individual interviews were conducted: 33 parents, 13 teachers/school directors, and 2 priests. Two focus groups were also held in each community, one focus group for parents and one for teachers who participated in the individual interviews. The QuIP revealed significant changes in beliefs and behaviours among parents, teachers, and caregivers to support WCD. The study also highlighted the effectiveness of L3 interventions in activating the home-school ecosystem to support the development of young children.

The second report is the World Food Programme’s Evaluation of WFP Contribution to Market Systems in South Sudan and Bangladesh 2018-2022. The QuIP provided valuable insights into the effectiveness and challenges of WFP’s market development activities. Positive contributions included improving market functionality, enhancing food availability, affordability, and quality, as well as promoting economic empowerment. We look forward to hosting a guest blog from the WFP in the coming weeks when they will be sharing more about their experiences.

Finally, Spanish-speakers may be interested to read ‘Stories of Change in Chile’, Historias de cambio en Chile: Una evaluación cualitativa del programa piloto oficina local de la niñez, a Spanish language brief written about the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) experiences of using the QuIP methodology  for an evaluation carried out in 2020 in Chile. This builds on a previously shared report on the findings from an evaluation of the Local Office for Children’s Pilot Programme. This initiative aimed to prevent rights violations and enhance protective factors within families. The brief outlines the methodology used and ends with a very positive synthesis (please excuse the amateur translation!);

“The evaluation of this program allowed the institutions in charge of the program to identify relevant information, such as differentiated impacts and bottlenecks associated with the program’s operation which will help them make changes and achieve greater efficiency in the program’s implementation.

The qualitative information collected provides a wealth of information. Stories from beneficiaries regarding how the program works and how it generates both expected and unexpected results. Furthermore, the analysis and coding strategy that was used allowed for the generation of a transparent analysis of what the impacts are, how many people this impacted, and how they reported it.

The UNDP Country Office in Chile provides technical assistance to a variety of government entities and civil society organizations, with the aim of enriching their practices, programs and initiatives through the prism of sustainable development and commitment to inclusion, ensuring that no one is left behind. This methodology represents a valuable tool, applicable at multiple levels and in collaboration with a wide range of actors. Its implementation seeks to amplify the voice of the beneficiaries of these interventions, putting a face and personal narrative behind the impacts of these actions.”

Thank you to everyone who got in touch with us to share these valuable resources!

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