Evaluation of the INGO Integrated Emergency Cash Transfer Programme in Malawi

Report
from Concern Worldwide
Published on 31 Jul 2013 View Original

Executive Summary

The primary purpose of this evaluation is to assess the relevance/ appropriateness, connectedness, coverage, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the Consortium Cash Transfer response to food insecurity in three Districts of Malawi in the 2012/13 consumption year. This external evaluation thus follows the OECD-DAC criteria for evaluating humanitarian action. The evaluation also seeks to identify and share lessons learnt and best practices in emergency cash transfer programming within the Malawian context. This will contribute to influencing and informing future related humanitarian (as well as long term development) programmes, policies and practices at all levels in Malawi. The report is based mainly on the information obtained from 694 beneficiaries (669 in Mulanje, 123 in Salima and 27 in Nsanje), as well as 417 non-beneficiaries from the 3 TAs targeted by the project. Data was collected through a mixture of Focus Group Discussions, and individual interviews. In addition a total of 64 key informants were interviewed at local and national levels