CECOEDECON end line report - MFS II country evaluations, Civil Society component

Klaver, D.C.; Desalos, C.B.; Hofstede, M.; Wadhwa, S.; Pandey, R.; Madaan, A.; Prasad Mohapatra, B.


This report describes the findings of the end line assessment of the Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON) in India, partner of ICCO. It assesses CECOEDECON’s contribution towards strengthening Civil Society in India and it used the CIVICUS analytical framework. It is a follow-up of a baseline study conducted in 2012. Key questions that are being answered comprise changes in the five CIVICUS dimensions to which CECOEDECON contributed; the nature of its contribution; the relevance of the contribution made and an identification of factors that explain CECOEDECON’s role in civil society strengthening. The evaluation was commissioned by NWO-WOTRO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research in the Netherlands and is part of the programmatic evaluation of the Co-Financing System - MFS II financed by the Dutch Government, whose overall aim is to strengthen civil society in the South as a building block for structural poverty reduction. Apart from assessing impact on MDGs, the evaluation also assesses the contribution of the Dutch Co-Funding Agencies to strengthen the capacities of their Southern Partners, as well as the contribution of these partners towards building a vibrant civil society arena.