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|Titolo : Evaluation|
|Specificities and themes
CERFE has been making evaluations of various kinds since 1983. These concern individual actions, sets of projects and programmes, individual policies and sets of policies.
The reference spheres are rather varied and range from vocational training activities within the European Social Fund to the Fondo de Apoio social in Angola; from Structural Fund Regional Action Plans to NGO actions in the countries of the Sahel region; and from operational activities of the United Nations system to the quality of services in the many public health units in Italy.
In its approach to evaluation, CERFE integrates “traditional” approaches and methodologies, such as cost-effectiveness analysis or social impact assessment, with innovative methods enabling an evaluation of, for example, the quality of the leading actors in programmes and policies, or the impact – not only as regards the effects, but also with respect to the consensus generated.
More in general, in its evaluations CERFE pays great attention to social phenomena and dynamics as well as to the social aspects of “multidisciplinary” phenomena such as poverty. This is possible thanks to the use of an eminently (although not exclusively) sociological approach.
In evaluation, CERFE integrates quantitative and qualitative methods, and makes use of a great many sources (statistics; administrative documents; studies and research; consultation of key informants and experts; consultation of beneficiaries; direct observation; focus groups; etc.). The evaluations always involve multilateral and interactive coordinated consultation of all the points of view concerned and informed with respect to the programme, action or policy examined.
Besides making evaluations, CERFE has – in many cases – contributed to building evaluation systems and models, both for individual projects (such as for the Programa de Aseguranza Nutricional carried out by the FAO in Mozambique), and also for broader policies (such as the ones for combating poverty in the Marrakesh region of Morocco).
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