The purpose of this evaluation is to identify the extent to which the project is progressing toward achieving its goal and to develop practical recommendations based on lessons learned from project implementation to inform USAID in the options years to achieve maximum impact and efficiency.
Region: West Africa/ Sahel
A team of five TMG consultants conducted a midterm evaluation of USAID/Mali’s Sub-National Governance Project (SNGP). The methodology included a desk review of relevant documents; four weeks of field work including regional visits to three of eight regions in Mali, plus the capital Bamako, to collect both qualitative (KIIs and FGDs) and quantitative data (mini-surveys and perception surveys) from key stakeholder groups; and, a summary review of SNGP’s principal results and corresponding interviews. The evaluation used a set of three very broad areas of inquiry (Analytical Frames) which regrouped the seven evaluation questions and sub-questions into a logical analytical framework for data collection and analysis. The objective of this midterm evaluation was to review and assess the performance and impact of TT and its consortium over the first three years of the project with the ensuing findings to be used to determine recommendations for the final two out years of SNGP for USAID and to inform future initiatives of this type going forward.
The team has performed a desk review, and has developed methodologies, tools and instruments to address the research objectives. The team also completed the field data collection in several regions and Bamako. Finally, data analysis was completed, and the evaluation report was approved by USAID/Mali.