ACTED: Final External Evaluation

InfoPro carried out a study for ACTED to evaluate their multi-sector program. The main objective of the program was to enhance the resilience of vulnerable host and refugee communities in Lebanon, through the promotion of livelihood opportunities, protection support and advocacy for their wellbeing. The program was implemented in four governorates: Beirut (Al Mazraa), Mount Lebanon (Al Chiah, Al Ghobeiry, Al Wardanieh, Barja, Baysour, Bourj Al Barajne, Burj Hammoud, Hay El Solom, and Sin El fil), North Lebanon (Al Minieh and Beb Al tebbane) and South Lebanon (Saida). The target groups that were engaged to achieve the project objectives were vulnerable refugees and host communities, 13 Social Development Centers, 13 Civil Society Organizations, government authorities, private sector actors, government authorities, and the general public. The aim of the project was to assess the extent to which the project has met its objectives and to provide an external opinion on the relevance and performance of the project, as compared to the original plan. The scope of work entailed that InfoPro conduct desk research, Key Informant Interviews (KII) with Stakeholders, and focus groups in order to assess the project according to five DAC criteria (relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, impact). The literature review comprised a wide array of internal and external documents such as baseline summary, interim progress, monthly progress and activities reports, occasional publications, process documentation and project output summaries which were assessed by InfoPro. This was followed by conducting 15 KII’s, and 3 focus groups with the program beneficiaries. In the end, InfoPro provided actionable recommendations and best practices that ACTED can utilize to enhance the planning, implementation, and management of future projects.