Joint evaluation of citizens' voice and accountability

Research reports and studies
November 2008
Alina Rocha Menocal and Bhavna Sharma

The purpose of this joint donor evaluation is to deepen understanding of what works and what does notn’t work in donor support to CV&A interventions, and to uncover the reasons why. In the first phase of the evaluation, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) prepared a literature review, conducted an analysis of 90 CV&A donor interventions, developed an evaluation framework to assess CV&A interventions and piloted the Fframework and its accompanying methodology in two countries, Benin and Nicaragua. In the second phase, ECG donors commissioned five country case studies in Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Indonesia, Mozambique and Nepal, from other independent organisations. This synthesis report pulls together the findings of all the outputs from this evaluation and seeks to identify common themes and lessons, core principles and key recommendations for improved donor practice, and areas worthy of further research.