A report on Mid-term Evaluation of Strømme Foundation Project Nepal (2011-15)
Stromme Foundation (SF) Nepal together with its partner organizations is implementing SF project in four districts (Rupandehi, Rautahat, Makawanpur and Surkhet). The project aim to improve social and economic status of 8,400 economically and socially excluded families through active participation in civil society collective efforts. SF uses the approach of “Help for Self help" to combat poverty in the region. The main strategy is to empower individuals, households and communities and thereby reduce vulnerability and increase the capacity, to organize and work as a force. This report is the summary of the mid-term evaluation in order to assess level of progress made by the project. The evaluation process was spread over a period of one month beginning 25 November to 25 December 2013. The evaluation included the activities of the project until the period of November 2013. The overall objective of the mid-term evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of the approaches used and to evaluate the degree of achievement in expected outcomes of the project. The primary scope of the evaluation was the expected outcomes of the project which include outcomes related to community empowerment for democratization, provision of holistic pro-poor financial and non-financial services, empowering adolescents on their rights, and strengthening basic education (both formal and non formal).