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Final Evaluation: Cross-border cooperation project between Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia for sustainable peace and social cohesion

Evaluation and Lessons Learned
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A final evaluation mission on the “Cross-border Cooperation Project between Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia for Sustainable Peace and Social Cohesion" was conducted from 7 January to 7 March 2019 by an international consultant, with the support of two national consultants, one for Côte d'Ivoire and one for Liberia.

The mission was organized in close collaboration with project managers, implementing partners, national authorities in both countries, technical and financial partners, NGOs responsible for the project implementation in the field and the project target groups. The analyses presented in this report were conducted from a gender and human rights perspective and considered the specificities of the area covered by the Project.

Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to gather information and to adequately address the objectives of the evaluation, the mission reviewed the available project documentation and conducted individual and group interviews with implementing actors and direct recipients of the project. The meetings were alternately held in Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire: from 14 - 16 January 2019 in Monrovia, from 17 - 18 January 2019 in Abidjan, from 21 - 24 January 2019 in the departments of Taï and Tabou, from 25 - 30 January 2019 in the counties of Maryland and River Gee, and from 31 January to 1 February in Monrovia.

The final evaluation of the Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia Cross border Project focused on examining its performance based on an analysis of the criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact of the intervention