In January, an evaluation workshop took place in Uganda. For three days, 42 project participants and 16 staff members met under the guidance of external evaluators to review the past project period together.
Which goals were achieved? Which were the decisive factors for success or failure? To what extent were people able to improve their situation? This was successfully discussed in small groups who then worked out how projects can be adapted and how challenges can be overcome even better in the future.
“Evaluations are key tools in project management. They ensure that the intended impact has been achieved” says General Secretary Dr. Markus Demele. “Lessons are learned from mistakes, efficiencies are ideally increased, and the relevance and sustainability of the projects enhanced. All this is done to make sure that the poverty reduction goals are achieved in the best possible way with the resources invested.”