Final Evaluation - Embedding Community Real Time Monitoring to Sustain Livelihoods and Forests in West and Central Africa
Ghana, Cameroon, DRC, Republic of Congo
The evaluation of the ‘Embedding community Real Time Monitoring (RTM) to sustain livelihoods and forests in West and Central Africa’ project was undertaken from October 2020 to January 2021 by a team of five independent external evaluators, based on the Terms of Reference provided by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK). The research was conducted according to a qualitative methodology which included systematic desk-based study of all key project documentation, interviews with all project partners, associated partners, and other national, regional and local-level stakeholders, including community representatives. Unfortunately, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic it was not possible to conduct any international travel, and no site visits were therefore possible. In all, 90 participants (stakeholders and partners) were interviewed for this evaluation OECD-DAC evaluation criteria were used to assess appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, sustainability, as well as participation and empowerment, equity, replicability and risk of the project.