IOM’s Livelihoods and Community Solutions (LCS) Project: Final Evaluation by Rapid Asia

In July 2015, Rapid Asia was entrusted to conduct a final evaluation of the “Livelihoods and Community Solutions” (LCS) Project. This project had been implemented from 2013-2015 by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Thailand and was co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The… Read more »

CLA Case Studies : Complex Problems Needs Simple Solutions by Rapid Asia

Author(s): Daniel Lindgren Organization(s): Rapid Asia Co. Institution(s): United States Agency for International Agency (USAID) Date Published: September 29, 2015 This midterm evaluation for the PLE, a project that provides health, education, food security, and protection support to internally displaced persons inside Burma and displaced persons who have crossed the border into Thailand, focuses on the project’s “convergence”… Read more »

Word-of-Mouth Communication and Why We Should Measure It

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A few years ago we evaluated a large behavior change communication (BCC) campaign. A control group was used to isolate the impact of the campaign. Interestingly, improvement in some of the key indicators could be found in the control group as well. As it turned out, most of the change occurred due to word-of-mouth communication…. Read more »

Triangulation – A Best Practice Method

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Mixed-method approaches are becoming more popular in the world of evaluations. Preceded by a desk review, a survey may be coupled with key informant interviews and focus group discussions. The argument for using mixed methods is that results can be verified by more than one data source. But how do we analyze the data? Well,… Read more »