Summative Evaluation Pilot Case Study, DFID, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Global Mine Action Programme 2 (GMAP2)

The DFID funded GMAP2 (Global Mine Action Programme 2) continues the important work of two predecessor Global Mine Action Programmes, one in 2010 – 2013 & one in 2014 – 2018, referred to as GMAP1. GMAP 2 successfully operated from January 2014 until March 2018 with an aim to tackle the humanitarian & development impact of landmines & explosive remnants of war (ERW). The expected results include making safe 150 km2 land; enabling 800,000 people to live their lives free from the threat of mines; and helping 100,000 adults and children to understand the dangers of landmines.


ACE’s Role – September 2020 – October 2020


Following the completion of the GMAP2 programme, DFID contracted UK-based firm ITAD to conduct the summative evaluation of GMAP2. The summative evaluation aims to assess the programme’s contribution to outcome level changes across 7-10 country case studies. The evaluation will also focus on cross cutting issues of mine action including gender, conflict sensitivity & value for money. To support on data collection and analysis in Afghanistan, ITAD contracted ACE to conduct GMAP2 summative evaluation case studies in Balkh, Jawzjan, Kandahar, and Zabul provinces. The purpose of this project was to test the case study approach, including data collection tools & process to generate lessons to inform the design of the summative evaluation case studies. Under this agreement, ACE conducted a light literature review; performed primary field data collection through Covid-sensitive, field-based key informant interviews (KIIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs) with over 100 diverse stakeholders from local villagers to government representatives; translated, cleaned and organized the data; and performed preliminary data analysis to submit to ITAD for the comprehensive analysis and evaluation.

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