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Combating gender-based violence and enhancing economic empowerment of women in Northern Uganda through cash transfers

2014 — By Cliff Bernard Nuwakora

The aim of this evaluation is to assess the relevance, sustainability, effectiveness and efficiency of the programme. Moreover, the evaluation will assess the impact of the programme on women and girls in relation to livelihoods and economic empowerment and access to social services, including education, health, nutrition, property rights (land ownership). Additionally, the evaluation draws lessons created by the programme over the years and informs stakeholders for future programming. The specific objective of this evaluation is to review and measure the level of impact created and develop recommendations to inform improved future programming.

Whereas the programme was implemented in 3 districts of Uganda: Nwoya, Amuru and Otuke, this evaluation is confined to only two districts of Nwoya and Amuru, as per ACF direction in an official email to the consultant.1 Following the Terms of Reference (TORs), the technical scope is to measure the extent of the relevance of the cash transfer programme to the beneficiaries, in terms of contributing to longer term livelihood and economic recovery in the area; assessment of the programme implementation modalities (cash transfer and GBV); assessment of the integration of the GBV and the CT activities; assessment of the partnerships and collaboration with local partners; assessment of the programme achievements as per the Agreement; assessment of mitigation measures against fraud and extortion risks to the programme; assessment of whether the negative unintended effects of fraud and extortion in the programme could have outweighed the positive intended effects (combating GBV and enhancing economic empowerment of women); as well as key lessons that can be drawn to inform the mitigation of similar risks in future.