Category Archives: Global

Mid-term Evaluation of “Data in the Fight Against Impunity” project

Uganda, Kenya, Serbia, Nepal, 2016

Client: International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

Project features: The project included support to partner rehabilitation centres located in 11 countries in four regions. The objective is to contribute to the fight against impunity by using data gathered from survivors of torture to support accountability, prevention, and rehabilitation of victims of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The project seeks to strengthen and harmonise the capacity of rehabilitation centres in their efforts to collect clinical data and use them to support anti-impunity work by facilitating the employment of such data in the production of human rights outputs as well as in advocacy activities. The purpose of the Mid-term evaluation was to assess project progress and provide recommendations for adjustments. The assignment used the DAC evaluation criteria.

Service provided: HN Consultants provided the consultant in charge of the evaluation. The consultant carried out a desk review of all progress reports; questionnaires were submitted to selected partners and field visits were made to four countries to visit partners, torture victims, other NGOs and duty bearers on progress regarding documentation of torture cases and its use in advocacy.

Review of Global Advocacy Programmes

Man bicycle El SalvadorGuatemala, Bolivia and Ghana, 2013

CLIENT:
IBIS

Main project features:

The assigment had a double purpose: review of the progress in two IBIS advocacy programmes (Africa Against Poverty and Latin America Against Poverty and Inequality) and extracting best practices from partners on how to carry out global advocacy regarding three processes relevant for both programmes:

  • climate change
  • free, prior and informed consent
  • extractive industries and taxation

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided two consultants to this assignment, who have prepared a questionnaire for all major partners, has interviewed IBIS Head Office staff and reviewed desk information. A field visit was carried out to the three countries to assess progress and identify the best practices used by the partners to undertake advocacy in relation to climate change and extractive industries, both at national and international level. The team prepared two reports for IBIS: a review report focussed on progress and a “method report” where some of the best practices were presented.

Mid-Term Evaluation of IRCT member centres

Mexican siestaLebanon, Mexico, Cameroon, 2011
(The project supported 10 countries: Asia, Latin America, Africa and Middle East).

CLIENT:
International Rehabilition Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)

Main project features:
The EU-supported project focused on strengthening 11 anti-torture centres to provide better services to the torture victims. Delivery of holistic torture rehabilitation services and advocacy were promoted. Holistic services mean that the anti-torture centre provides, among others, both social and psychological assistance as well as support to economic rehabilitation. The goal is that torture victims can become pro-active participating citizens in the social, economic and political development of their communities.

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided services to assess progress and provide recommendations for adjustments of the project. The assignment initiated with the preparation of questionnaire to a selected number of partner centres, and interviews with the IRCT Secretariat. Hereafter, the team undertook field visits to three countries and, based on these findings, drafted the report. Focus was on the EU evaluation criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, identification of outcome and impact and sustainability.

Formulation of guiding principles for enhancing alignment and harmonisation on local governance and decentralisation.

Camel Fair IndiaGlobal, 2009

CLIENT:
Inwent-Germany

Main project features:
Harmonisation and alignment in the area of local governance for 23 bi- and multilateral agencies.

 

 

 

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided a consultant to support Inwent-Germany in facilitating joint guiding principles for harmonising support from agencies working in this field (both multilateral banks and all major bilateral donors). A comprehensive desk study was carried out based on information from the donors. Likewise, a draft of guiding principles was prepared and discussed at a workshop. Based on comments from the different agencies a final version outlining most common (harmonised) principles was prepared.

Review of experiences with global advocacy programmes

Women GuatemalaGuatemala, Bolivia, Ghana, 2013

CLIENT:
Danish NGO IBIS

Main project features:
The assigment had a double purpose: review of the progress in two IBIS advocacy programmes (Africa Against Poverty and Latin America Against Poverty and Inequality) and extracting best practices from partners on how to carry out global advocacy regarding three processes relevant for both programmes:

 

  • climate change
  • free, prior and informed consent
  • extractive industries and taxation

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided two consultants to this assignment, who have prepared a questionnaire for all major partners, have interviewed IBIS Head Office staff and reviewed desk information. A field visit was carried out to the three countries to assess progress and identify the best practices used by the partners to undertake advocacy in relation to climate change and extractive industries, both at national and international level. The team prepared two reports for IBIS: a review report focussed on progress and a “method report” where some of the best practices were presented.

Anti-corruption courses

Street in IstanbulGlobal, 2001 – 2002

CLIENT:
World Bank Institute

Main project features:
Support to anti-corruption courses and courses on judicial reform for official and civil society stakeholders in Asia and Latin America.

 

 

Service provided:
HN Consultants assisted with administrative support regarding Organization of the Anti-corruption Core Course; coordinating with speakers, facilitators and consultants; Researching and helping in the organization of the Judicial Learning Program; and Researching and helping in the organization of the Municipal core course for Latin America. The tasks were carried out by a Costa Rican consultant in close coordination with the HN head office.