Mid-Term Review of the Civil Society Support Programme, Ethiopia
2014-Ongoing; Ethiopia; Irish Aid, British Council Ethiopia
The Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) is a capacity development programme designed to support Ethiopia’s civil society and its contribution to the country’s national development, poverty reduction and advancement of good governance in line with the government’s policies and strategies.The programme has a strong emphasis on hard-to-reach civil society and citizens and uses a regionally-led programming approach.
Through grant mechanisms and facilitation of learning spaces, the programme aims to support and demonstrate the effectiveness, legitimacy and value of civil society. The purpose of the mid-term review is to provide an independent assessment of the performance and progress of CSSP in its first 2.5 years of operation. The main objectives are two-fold: to assess CSSP’s achievements against its intended impact, outcomes and outputs to date, including the quality and relevance of its programming at national and regional (sub-national) levels, and to provide the CSSP Team and its Development Partners (DPs) with constructive recommendations for how the programme could be strengthened further.
Itad is undertaking the mid-term review through assessing the CSSP’s performance against set objectives, assessing the organisational structure and procedures, overall progress, implementation challenges and need for adjustment.Image © A rural farming house_Main Ethiopian Rift Photo Credit: CDKN, by Dagnachew Belachew