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Monitoring Evaluation and Learning References
Providing Opportunities with Education (POWER-J) Data Collection (August 2021 – March 2022)
The objective of POWER-J is to evaluate the impact of socio-emotional and pedagogical classroom interventions on students’ cognitive and behavioral skills and, conditional on that, evaluate the effects on improving the teaching and learning environment. If proven effective, the Ministry’s aim is to institutionalize the program. Dajani Consulting was contracted by World Bank to perform a midline and end line survey to collect data from student and teachers in 105 treatment schools and 105 control schools, related to social emotional learning (SEL) using several instruments, and use this information to produce clean datasets useful enough to measure the socioemotional skills of students and teachers in the 210 treatment and control group public schools, as a result of implementing behavioral lessons and pedagogical intervention.
Independent verification of use of services by targeted beneficiaries for the Jordan Emergency Health Program (JEHP) On going
Jordan has received financing from the World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank in the form of loan implemented by Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation with support of Ministry of Health and Audit Bureau, to cover the running cost resulting from providing healthcare services to Syrian refugees and poor Jordanians under the project “Jordan Emergency Health Program”. The objective of the verification assignment is to provide solid evidence about the actual utilization of the healthcare services by target beneficiaries, through employing the services of Dajani Consulting as an independent, unbiased audit/ verification entity (UVE). The resulting reports of the UVE will be adopted by Ministry of Planning to support the decision of financial reimbursements by World Bank and Islamic Development Bank to Ministry of Health. The assignment includes sample preparation of the healthcare centers and hospitals as well as patients, field visits to verify the records at healthcare facilities, analysis and reporting. The project stared back in 2016 and shall continue till 2023 .
Youth Monitors Project for local municipalities
Dajani Consulting provided services to Partners for Good (PfG) organization in Jordan, implementing the “Youth Monitors” services for Municipal Services and Social Resilience Project (MSSRP), which is a project financed by World Bank and managed by Cities and Villages Development Bank (CVDB). The selected nine municipalities are awarded a grant to implement a productive service or manufacturing investment project to benefit the community and at the same time employ Jordanian and Syrian refugee youth. PfG and Dajani Consulting is responsible of recruiting, training and qualifying youth volunteers in the municipalities to monitor the labor conditions followed by contractors for a period of six months during establishment of the investment projects.
Households survey for Evaluation of the Peacebuilding Impact Water Supply Improvement in the Host Communities of Syrian Refugees in Jordan(EPIWaSI)
JICA has promoted impact evaluation in order to verify the usefulness of its project/programme. JICA commissioned International Development Center of Japan Inc. (IDCJ) in 2020 to conduct the impact evaluation of the Programme for Urgent Improvement of Water Sector for the Host Communities of Syrian Refugees in Northern Governorates of Jordan. International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ) partnered with Dajani Consulting to collect baseline and end-line data from households existing in two districts in Irbid (Hawarra and Sarieh). The sample size included treatment group consisting of 500 households, and another control group consisting of 500 households. The sample was prepared using GIS maps and AUTOCAD maps of UNOPS, Yarmouk Water Company and Department of Statistics. The data collection tools include face-to-face household questionnaire, and Key Informant Interview / Focus Group Guide. More than 20 enumerators participated in the data collection.
Valuation of the Targeting Mechanism for TAKAFUL Program at the National Aid Fund
As a part of the National Aid Fund expansion in providing services for more vulnerable Jordanians, the World Bank hired Dajani Consulting to evaluate and audit the accuracy of the current model process, and identify sources of error and propose improvements, examine the ability of the Cash Transfer Program “TAKAFUL” to reach and address the vulnerabilities and needs of informal workers, identify bottlenecks in the implementation of outreach, registration, data verification, enrolment processes, and addressing grievances. A survey of 2640 households was launched by Dajani Consulting and data collected, analyzed and presented to the World Bank with feedback on the applicability of selection measure of most vulnerable Jordanian.
Program Final Evaluation Data Collection Services - Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps contracted Dajani Consulting as a data collection firm to collect quantitative and qualitative data for the programme’s final evaluation. The data collection took place in four phases, covering more than 950 youth, in addition to 39 key informant interviews with implementing partners (coaches, coordinators, volunteers) and 45 focus groups discussion sessions with youth. The enumerators provided by Dajani Consulting ensured quality and validity of data. Enumerators collected quantitative and qualitative data across three targeted sites (Ajloun, Mafraq, Karak) with youth aged between 12-19, under guidance of MEAL team of Nubader. Dajani Consulting recruited, trained, managed and supervised the fieldwork and data collection, to provide clean datasets and reports.
Process Evaluation of the Integrated Outreach Worker Program (IOWP) under the Project National Unified Registry and Integrated Outreach Worker Program for targeting Social Assistance
The Government of Jordan, with support from the World Bank, is implementing the project "Support to Implementation of a National Unified Registry and Outreach Program for Targeting Social Assistance”. The project development objective (PDO) is to improve the targeting of social safety net programs and developing an efficient outreach mechanism. It has two main components: Component 1: Building and Using the National Unified Registry (NUR) for Targeting; and Component 2: Piloting Integrated Outreach Worker Program (IOWP). MOPIC contracted Dajani Consulting to evaluate the impact of the program after three years of implementation in three governorates by International Youth Foundation (IYF) in coordination with the PMU at MOPIC. The scope of work includes literature review, desk study of the reports and the case Management System (CMS), evaluation methodology design, data collection targeting different segments (social workers, beneficiaries, stakeholders) using a range of tool and instruments (focus groups, key person structured interviews, in-person survey of more than 1000 households, and on-line survey of social workers and supervisors. The analysis of the research yields a final evaluation report of the efficiency, effectiveness, lessons learned and sustainability strategy for the program.
Jordan Economic Growth Plan (JEGP) Development of Operational Plan
Jordan Economic Growth Plan (JEGP) 2018 – 2022 was issued by the Economic Policy Council in May 2017 as a road map to double economic growth from 2.5% to 5 % over the coming five years in spite of regional instability. Dajani Consulting in close cooperation with Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, translated JEGP interventions into action plans . Operational plans included exact steps to be taken by each intervention to achieve final results, exact budget needed to implement the each and every activities, dates of achievements, evidence of achievements as well as other detailed information that can lead Jordan towards achievements of tangible results on the ground . JEGP operational plans was produced as a first step towards achievement of computerized Monitoring and Evaluation platform that monitoring the level of achievement and gives out self-generating reports about the current and achievements . The new monitoring system will be hosted at the Ministry of Planning. Dajani Consulting was assigned by Ministry of Planning International Cooperation to review, develop and finalize the action plans. The tasks included working with about 19 sectors and more than 30 line ministries and governmental institutions on a Secretary General level to produce measurable action plans for interventions and projects with specific KPIs in terms of time and financial requirements. The tasks also included development of standard template of action plans (in Excel format), review of ministries inputs, verify listed activities and finance needs, discuss and finalize interventions and activities, discuss and finalize budgets of the action plans for 2018 – 2022. More Information about JEGP can be found on www.egp.jo
Baseline Survey of the project for strengthening the capacity of career counseling for the youth in Jordan – JICA
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) and their employment offices (EOs), The King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) and Career Guidance Office at universities (CGOs) are the responsible organizations for career counseling. These organizations need to acquire the skills of career counseling in order to provide proper services, enhance marketing skills, and provide career counseling in cooperation with the private sector. In order to tackle these issues, the Jordanian government requested the Japanese government to implement the “Project for Strengthening the Capacity for Career Counseling for the Youth”. Dajani Consulting was contracted by JICA to perform the baseline study of the project, including data collection of the counseling activities and achievements (such as career guidance sessions, job fairs, private sector promotion visits and career counseling meetings) during the last year from more than 20 EOs and CGOs around Jordan. Dajani Consulting used a special questionnaire form to collect that data through personal visits to the EOs and CGOs. The collected data was then translated and cleaned to be submitted to JICA project as part of the final report.
Training on PCM and M&E for Mission East and Humanity Organization – Kurdistan – Iraq
In February 2017, Dajani Consulting prepared and carried out two training workshops for project managers, project officers and monitoring coordinators working with International NGO (Mission East) local NGO (Humanity Organization) in Duhok, Northern Iraq. More than 25 participants attended 4-day Project Cycle Management (PCM) and 4-day Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) workshops at the premises of the organizations. A senior trainer from Dajani Consulting delivered the training, which presented the principles of PCM and M&E in the development projects, and offered real life examples, interactive exercises and group work. The participants engaged in the training, and evaluated the workshops, then received certificates. By the end of the training workshops, the trainer developed and submitted a final report of the training evaluation results, as well as recommendations for additional capacity building programs for the participants.
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