CSO & Policy Dialogue: Project Evaluation

Published: September 12, 2019

The Consortium Project “Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) & Policy Dialogue” is a three years programme funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with the aim to “Further strengthen capacities of East African CSOs regarding their policy dialogue engagement“.


Its second phase from January, 1st 2017 until December, 31st 2019 succeeded the pilot phase that lasted from December, 1st2014 until November, 30th 2016. A Consortium of five Austrian NGOs – HORIZONT3000, CARE Austria, CARITAS Austria, SOS Children Villages and Austrian Red Cross – together with their local Partner Organisations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are carrying out the project headed by HORIZONT3000.

In 2019, we carried out an external evaluation of the programme and we would like to let you know how we performed.

Main Outcomes

The evaluation’s findings reveal that the project is on the right path towards its objectives. Good progress has been made and significant gains can be highlighted. The criteria for the evaluation were:

  • Relevance
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Impact
  • Sustainability

In order to sum up the findings as well as the recommendations, we have created a document that you can download here:

If you are interested in reading the entire report, please click here.

Watch it

During the first phase of the programme, this video was created in order to present the main learnings and recommendations that resulted from the project. The video’s objective is to support other CSOs to effectively engage in Policy Dialogue. Watch it here and get to know more:

Want to know more?

Further readings on the project and its activities can also be found on the HORIZONT3000 Blog:

Kristina Kroyer

Kristina Kroyer

Kristina coordinates the KNOW-HOW3000 programme in Vienna, always in touch with her colleagues working in our country and regional programmes. She is eager to provide them with support and advice and motivated to work with our networks of TAs and Partners in order to further develop the programme for the benefit of its target groups. Kristina also coordinates the consortium project “CSOs and Policy Dialogue”, implemented in East Africa in cooperation with 4 other Austrian NGOs. Feel free to reach out to her.

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