Evaluation of Sida’s Support to the Gorée Institute (2012-2015) - Final Report

Sida Decentralised Evaluation
Olivia Lazard
This report presents the findings of the evaluation of the Gorée Institute’s programme « Imagine Africa, Building Collaborative Partnerships Towards Promoting Peaceful and Secure Communities in West Africa » for the period 2012-2015. The evaluation shows that, despite some shortcomings that could have jeopardised its ability to perform (weak results framework and monitoring system), GORIN’s programme produced impressive results in two of its strategic priority areas. The evaluation finds that there are clear indicators of knowledge production and of transfer of knowledge. These high quality outputs contributed to the setting in motion of the stakeholders involved in electoral and peace building processes, and the evaluation team has been able to highlight a range of indicators at outcome, up to impact level. There is solid evidence showing that the programme has contributed to preventing violent conflicts in the direct aftermath of elections in at least two West African countries. However, the Gorée Insitute would benefit from thinking through a relevant cultural dimension to its programme, and, more generally, from highlighting a clear articulation between its three pillars.

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