External Evaluation Report of Improving Protection of Children and Consolidating Transition in Northern Uganda (IMPACT) Project
The devastation of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebellion in Northern Uganda, left behind broken social support safety nets; persistent violence experienced by children; rising numbers of children in conflict with the law; increased conflict over resources such as land; economic desperation; increased numbers of women and child-headed households; and emergence and / or adoption of negative practices and behaviours not supportive of child care and protection. The “Improving Protection of Children and Consolidating Transition in Northern Uganda - IMPACT project (2009 -2012) implemented in the districts of Amuru (later Nwoya), Pader (later Agago), Lira (later Otuke and Alebtong) by SCiUG and partners with funding support from SIDA (worth SEK 7,000,480), was aimed at improving the care and protection of children and to bridge the gap in service provision during the recovery period.Purpose/objective (including evaluation questions). The main focus of the evaluation was to assess the outcomes and lessons learnt from the project and examine the effects on the primary beneficiaries (children) in the target areas. The scope of the evaluation covered the period 2009 – 2012 during which the IMPACT project was implemented in 8 districts in Lango and Acholi Sub Regions in Northern Uganda.