The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) provides grants to civil society organisations (CSOs) working on climate and forest issues in developing countries through its Civil Society Department. Norad currently supports several CSOs that implement projects in DRC. Norad has provided grants to CSOs since 2009, and will enter into new agreements for the period 2016-2020. Amongst the prioritized countries for the grant scheme is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
This external review is part of the overall assessment of selected Norad grant recipients working with climate and forest issues in DRC. The review assesses the results of four CSOs funded by the Civil Society Department under the current grant period (2010-2015). The findings from the review will inform Norad’s decisions regarding continuation or adjustments of future cooperation with the organisations in the upcoming grant period from 2016-2020. The light-touch review describes, assesses and verifies the results achieved over the last 5-6 years. The scope includes the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) and Care Norway.
LTS has led the theory based evaluation. The evaluation included the design of the evaluation framework, and interviews and focus group sessions with relevant stakeholders.