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Evaluation of CALP’s work : a focus on the West and Central Africa experience (2018 – 2021)

8 February 2022 — By Key Aid Consulting

This report provides the results of an evaluation carried out by Key Aid Consulting between September and October 2021, assessing CALP’s work in the West and Central Africa (WCAF) region between August 2018 and September 2021. This evaluation assessed how CALP contributed to building an enabling environment for CVA in the region during this timeframe.

The evaluation draws conclusions regarding the relevance, coherence, effectiveness and sustainability of CALP’s work in WCAF. It found that CALP played a key role in creating and reinforcing capacities and knowledge around CVA within the humanitarian community in the West and Central Africa, not only in sharing their own resources but also those of its members as well as creating networks of practitioners. CALP has also fostered the exchange of good practices through the different forums where it gathers CVA actors from the whole region.

Most informants, however, believe that additional work must be done by CALP, especially to train members of governmental institutions and to increase the acceptance of the modality, which is still low in the region, to support the CWGs until final validation of MEBs, and in pushing for a better response analysis and more systematic market monitoring and analysis before embarking with CVA. Some informants consider CALP should still play a relevant role on capacity-building work, especially considering staff turn-overs and the need for capacity building amongst government institutions. Another area where CALP could have a role is the facilitation of a dialogue between organisations to share mutual agreements and knowledge on FSPs.

The findings have been reviewed and a Management Response to the recommendations is appended.

This report will enable the CALP Network to better respond to the needs of its members both at the regional and at the global level.


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