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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Impact Evaluation of the Multi-Intervention
Access to Information (ATI) Project
Objective:The evaluation will investigate the impacts of the Access to Information Project on the population’s awareness about the existence of the Access to Information Law, the use of the Law and the impact on population’s perception of Government’s transparency and accountability.
Status:Ongoing
Method:

Quantitative Methods: Quasi-Experimental Design, Double Difference, Propensity Score Matching

Qualitative Methods: Focus groups, In-depth Interviews, Participant Observations

The evaluation will investigate the impacts of a multi-intervention project aimed at improving Government accountability by enhancing both supply and demand of public information in 7 pilot communities in the DR. On the supply side, the project will strengthen the public institutions, working with the local governments to help set up an office in each community that will serve the population and supply access to information. On the demand-side, the intervention consists of building capacity among the local community organizations at raising awareness about the importance and potential use of information among citizens, which is expected to improve public accountability. Based on a mixed methods approach, with both qualitative and quantitative methods, the evaluation will collected data at both household and community levels to examine the impacts of the project on the citizen's awareness of their right to demand information, the extent to which they make use of that right and the extent to which they receive an adequate response from the government. An additional outcome to be measured will be the extent to which citizens perceive the government as more responsive and accountable as a result of the intervention.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Impact Evaluation of the Community Scorecards on the National Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) Program Solidaridad
Objective:The evaluation will investigate the impact of the implementation of a sound system of social accountability -- Community Scorecards (CSC) -- to the national CCT program on program performance and service delivery.
Status:Ongoing
Method:Under discussion

The evaluation will focus on investigating if the implementation of a sound system of social accountability — Community Scorecards (CSC) — to the national CCT program will have the expected positive impacts on program performance and service delivery. Community-based monitoring through community score cards is expected to foster beneficiary engagement, strengthening beneficiary control and providers’ accountability to citizen-clients. The impact evaluation of the community scorecards in the CCT program Solidaridad will use both quantitative and qualitative tools try to capture the extent to which the existence of CSC will translate into positive impact on program performance and service delivery, by enhancing the transparency and accountability of program providers.

INDONESIA
Impact Evaluation of the
Mediation and Community Legal Empowerment (MCLE) Program
Objective:The evaluation attempts to examine the welfare impacts of providing access to justice to poor communities in Indonesia.
Status:Baseline data collected
Method:Randomization

The MCLE evaluation will provide rigorous quantitative and qualitative evidence on the effect of the provision of community level legal services and education on a range of human rights and economic outcomes. The program’s main aim is to increase access to justice for rural communities so that they can resolve conflicts and legal problems themselves. The central approach to this impact evaluation is to take a broad, multidimensional view on what welfare is and to trace the chain of effects stemming from the intervention. The research will try to capture the impacts of MCLE on knowledge of rights, exercise of rights, dispute resolution, reports and resolution of corruption, investment and household consumption.

INDONESIA
Impact Evaluation of the
Support for Poor and Disadvantaged Areas (SPADA) Program
Objective:The evaluation attempts to investigate whether the SPADA program is effective in addressing the problems of Governance and poverty in the most vulnerable districts in Indonesia.
Status:Ongoing
Method:Propensity Score Matching

The evaluation of the Support for Poor and Disadvantaged Areas program(SPADA) aims at assessing the extent to which the program is effective in addressing the problems of governance and poverty in the poorest districts of the country. The project is also intended to support transition to longer-term development in post-conflict areas. It will achieve this objective through three types of activities: a) strengthening community-led planning and dispute resolution processes; b) promoting private investment and job creation and c) increasing utilization of effective education and health services. More specifically, the impact evaluation aims at measuring whether the intervention is effective in (i) Ensuring effective service delivery in health and education, (ii) Stimulating private sector development, (iii) Encouraging community-driven development, (iv) Enhancing capacity building and (v) Facilitating mediation and community legal empowerment.




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