Selection of locations / case studies

This review documented significant processes, rather than doing quick and cursory visits. Time was limited: for each organization we only visited one or two field locations, spending  1 ½ to 2 days with each organization (and with long tranveling time)

Each organization was asked to identify one or two meaningful cases to document – with a focus on inclusion/gender and accountability. They were asked the rationale for the selection (what aspects of the approach, what learning, what challenges, what opportunities will it illustrate?).  For example they could chose:

  • An innovative approach that they had piloted
  • An average case, that they feld represented well the way in which they work
  • A case where they had encountered challenges, that can show the complexity of an intervention in Nepal
  • Successful cases, that demonstrate the impact of deeper work on inclusion / accountability
  • Promising areas of work, that show opportunities for stronger inclusion and accountability
  • A mix of all of these!

Component of the field visit

Each field visit included:

  • A brief walk around the programme area, to get a sense of the place and of the intervention. We will also have brief interactions with the people we meet; take pics / videos to document the context. (around 1 hour)
  • Focus groups with diverse stakeholders, as detailed below. Each focus group will last up to 2 hours, and include an in depth interview + video making of significant findings. For each case we will have up to 3 focus groups.
  • Depending on the side of the evaluation team and on the case chosen, we might sought to have shorter interviews with key respondents and informants.
  • Video taking and translation