The program implemented Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in four Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps in Central and South Darfur states and Health and Nutrition activities in one camp in South Darfur. The objective of the intervention was to ensure that the target population had access to clean and adequate water supply, sanitation facilities and services, in addition to adequate information on hygiene and nutrition services. The programs also sought to establish management structures to ensure sustainability.
The evaluation is an external project evaluation. The project was assessed according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC) evaluation parameters: relevance and quality of design, efficiency of implementation, effectiveness, impact, and sustainability.
Key findings and recommendations
The collected data showed that the program was highly relevant. Community members reported that WASH, health, and nutrition services were among the most pressing needs in the community. The activities implemented by NCA were also consistent with the overall goal and the attainment of its objectives. Accordingly, the activities were consistent with their intended impacts. As intended, the evaluated project reached vulnerable populations in the target villages.
The evaluation recommends that future programs should attempt to specifically define the subset of the most vulnerable people present amongst the IDP/refugee populations to ensure that those groups are specifically reached during program implementation. One should also include a more gendered perspective. For future programming, close collaboration with relevant stakeholders should be continued and built upon to amplify the positive effects this had on the program’s objectives. One should also continue hygiene promotion in future programming.