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Independent Review of Scottish Government International Development Fund Projects Focused on Malawi

DescriptionThe purpose of the research was to provide an independent review of Scottish Government International Development Fund projects focused on Malawi with a view to informing the new policy, its future devlopment and programme management.
ISBN9780755973552
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2009
Website Publication DateMarch 06, 2009

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LTS International
Scottish Government Social Research
2008

ISBN 978 0 7559 7355 2 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254

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CONTENTS

Executive Summary
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

1 BACKGROUND
Scotland's International Development Fund
Purpose of the review
Approach and methodology

2 FINDINGS OF THE PROJECT ASSESSMENT
Funding allocation
Scottish funding and the Millennium Development Goals

3 LEARNING FROM GOOD PRACTICE
Partnerships
Advocacy and leverage
Project approach/modality
Project design

4 FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES - MONITORING AND EVALUATION
M&E processes
Policy indicators
Programme indicators

5 CONCLUSIONS

List of Tables
Table 1 Funding by 'strand' priority area and comparison to MGDS theme
Table 2 Scottish funded projects targeting each MDG
Table 3 Scottish funded projects targeting each MDG sub-theme
Table 4 Scope of monitoring and evaluation amongst Malawi project grantees
Table 5 Project typology based on broad scope of project work/activities

List of Boxes
Box 1 Examples of project findings from performance assessments
Box 2 UNICEF Enterprising Global Citizen Consortium
Box 3 ALSO: Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
Box 4 Mamie Martin Fund: Supporting the Education of Girls in Northern Malawi.
Box 5 Malawi Millennium Project: Making Wonders Phase Two
Box 6 The Friends of Africa Nursing ( FOAN): Capacity in Nursing Training
Box 7 Westgate Medical Centre: Twinning of Scottish & Malawi Clinics Projects
Box 8 Malawi at St Magnus
Box 9 Involvement of intended beneficiaries
Box 10 Building capacity in the governance process
Box 11 Targeting the right decision-makers and defining entry points
Box 12 Effective use of the media and publicity
Box 13 Rights-based advocacy for street children
Box 14 Leveraging support for enhancing project impacts
Box 15 Training through the collaboration of Scottish expertise and Malawian knowledge
Box 16 University of West Scotland CPD support for newly qualified health practitioners
Box 17 Networks and collaboration Equal Exchange: Fairtrade Macadamia Market Access
Box 18 Needs assessment and qualitative reporting
Box 19 Stakeholder consultation
Box 20 Risk management
Box 21 SMART indicators
Box 22 Monitoring and feedback
Box 23 Options for policy-level outcome indicators for monitoring the International Development Fund

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.