DanChurchAid (DCA) supports its partners in the south in their struggle to improve livelihoods and human rights and to end poverty and inequality. So how do we know that we are reaching our goals? That we deliver high quality assistance, and that we are making a difference? And how do we become better at what we do?
Together with our partners, we monitor progress towards the desired results of every project and programme through project monitoring visits, annual critical reflections and ongoing dialogue with the partners that implement the projects. DCA has developed a set of guidelines and tools to support this work in the field and to ensure that the information disseminates throughout the organisation for internal learning, documentation and accountability purposes.
To complement the ongoing monitoring, DCA carries out independent evaluations. All Country Programmes and all thematic evaluations are publicly accessible via this site. Project evaluations are shared upon request. The evaluations are in-depth assessments of a programme or a crosscutting theme to assess the extent to which it had the intended effect. The purpose is to learn from experience, positive and negative, to become better at what we do, to ensure a high level of accountability, and to document the experience for institutional memory.
DCA’s evaluation policy describes why and what we evaluate, and the criteria and principles we adhere to.