Evaluations

LGI PB 2017

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Typhoon Haiyan Final Progess Report

In the early morning of November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, made landfall in the Philippines’ Eastern Visayas Region. A Category 5 super typhoon, Haiyan is the deadliest recorded storm in the Philippines and is considered to be one of the strongest to make landfall in recorded history. The Government of the [...]Read More...

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Learning for Gender Integration PLUS Uganda: Combined PhotoVoice and Most Significant Change Methodologies

LWR partnered with NAMUBUKA Grains Area Cooperative Enterprise (ACE), a registered apex organization, to reach 7,766 smallholders farmers in Uganda. The project aimed to address gender-based constraints that men and women farmers face as well as the broader issues of food insecurity and low income. The project targeted families to implement the Farming as a [...]Read More...

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Learning for Gender Integration PLUS Nicaragua: Combined PhotoVoice and Most Significant Change Methodologies

With funding from Foods Resource Bank (FRB), Lutheran World Relief and ADDAC (Asociación para la Diversificación y el Desarrollo Agrícola Comuna) worked with 266 men and 143 women in 15 communities, who are members of the Flor de Pancasán cooperative, to improve their food security. The Flor de Pancasán cooperative is located in Matiguás, a [...]Read More...

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Learning for Gender Integration India: Combined PhotoVoice and Most Significant Change Methodologies

Action for Social Advancement (ASA) and LWR worked with 505 men and 505 women from smallholder farming households to increase agricultural production, ensure year-round food availability and increase income through the sale of agriculture surplus. The project strove to improve both men’s and women’s productivity by emphasizing collaboration in agricultural work and household chores and [...]Read More...

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Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Response – Phase 2

After assessing the needs of Haiyan-devastated communities, LWR planned the multiyear HERP with the goals of supporting sustainable recovery and rebuilding people’s livelihoods in affected barangays (villages) in Cebu and Leyte. Phase II of HERP aimed to contribute to Haiyan-affected populations’ sustainable recovery through the rebuilding of livelihoods as well as through the improvement of [...]Read More...

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REDyPAC Peru

REDyPAC was established in Hualgayoc, a district in northern Peru, in 2009 as a partnership between Gold Fields, a mining company, LWR and CEDEPAS Norte, LWR’s local implementing partner organization. The first two phases of REDyPAC, 2009-2015, included both a ‘productive component’ aimed at raising the income of 420 dairy producing households and a ‘civic [...]Read More...

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Climate Adapted Farming on Mt. Elgon (CAFÉ)

Lutheran World Relief’s CAFÉ project was a bi-national program involving coffee farmer associations in Kenya and Uganda active on the slopes of Mt. Elgon. The project aimed to help the coffee cooperatives better serve their member small holder coffee farmers to improve the quantity and quality of their crop in the context of changing climate [...]Read More...

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Food Secure, Resilient, and Stronger households (FRESH) Project

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) commissioned an external evaluation of its three-year project addressing food security and nutrition in vulnerable farming households in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur Province, Philippines. The evaluation, which was conducted in September 2016, assessed the project’s relevance, connectedness, coverage, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact and captured lessons learned. [...]Read More...

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Transboundary Flood Resilience in Nepal and India (Case Study)

Through the Nepal-India Transboundary Flood Resilience (TBR) project, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is collaborating with Grameen Development Services (GDS), SAHAMATI, Dan Church Aid, and Integrated Development Foundation (IDF) to assist communities located along the India-Nepal border in strengthening their resilience to the devastating effects of flooding. The project aims to do this through implementing integrated [...]Read More...

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Gender in Agriculture: From Policy to Practice

Gender in Agriculture: From Policy to Practice Lutheran World Relief (LWR) contracted Learning for Impact to carry out the final evaluation of the GAPP Project in Honduras. The relevance and efficacy of the pilot model was evaluated as well as its results and the achievement of its objectives. The model was also validated and contextualized [...]Read More...

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Voices from the New Countryside: The Challenge and Opportunity of Peace in Rural Colombia

Voices from the New Countryside: The Challenge and Opportunity of Peace in Rural Colombia The advent of a signed peace accord in Colombia between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels and government brought the promise of an end to five decades of armed conflict. Unfortunately, on October 2, 2016, in a referendum result [...]Read More...

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Market Study of Grape Juice Industry in Dodoma, Tanzania

Market Study of Grape Juice Industry in Dodoma, Tanzania This summary provides details on recent grape juice/bulk wine production in Dodoma, the current supply and demand gap and recommendations on how local stakeholders can effectively address this gap. [...]Read More...

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Earthquakes in Nepal: One Year Update

Earthquakes in Nepal: One Year Update In response to the conditions in Nepal, LWR has thus far committed close to $2.5 million for a year and a half to meet the immediate relief and long-term recovery needs of five earthquake-affected VDCs2 in Lamjung and one in Gorkha, reaching more than 23,000 people in total. LWR [...]Read More...

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Engineering Solutions: Reducing Smoke Inhalation in India’s Kitchens

Engineering Solutions: Reducing Smoke Inhalation in India's Kitchens From September 2014 to October 2015, LWR partnered with undergraduate senior engineering students from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS) to design improved ventilation for indoor, wood-burning stoves for communities in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states. A team of UCCS engineering students involved in [...]Read More...

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LWR Emergency Response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

LWR Emergency Response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami We are pleased to report on the tremendous inroads made over 10 years, all thanks to your support. This work required significant engagement with local authorities and trusted local partners, as well as — and perhaps most importantly — communities devastated by the tsunami. On behalf [...]Read More...

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Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Response Program

Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Response Program Lutheran World Relief (LWR) commissioned TANGO International to independently evaluate the emergency relief phase (Phase I: November 2013–September 2014) of its Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Response Program (HERP) and provide recommendations for future LWR emergency responses. TANGO conducted its field evaluation of HERP in September–October 2014 in Cebu and Leyte. [...]Read More...

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Coastal Resilience Projects in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Coastal Resilience Projects in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines Lutheran World Relief commissioned an external evaluation of its coastal resilience projects implemented between 2001 and 2014 on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. The evaluation, which was conducted from July 22 to August 29, 2014, assessed the projects’ achievements and lessons learned in regards [...]Read More...

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Community-Led Climate Change Adaptation in Nepal

Community-Led Climate Change Adaptation in Nepal Lutheran World Relief (LWR) commissioned Austin Lord, a Master’s student from Yale University and 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar in Nepal, to evaluate the benefits and challenges resulting from the construction of micro-hydropower projects (MHPs) as part of LWR’s Community-Led Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Program in Nepal, and provide recommendations for [...]Read More...

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Promoting Climate Change Adaptation with Nawalparasi Farmers

Promoting Climate Change Adaptation with Nawalparasi Farmers Lutheran World Relief (LWR), in partnership with local partner MADE, is strengthening the resilience of 892 farmers in Nawalparasi District against the effects of climate change. [...]Read More...

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Typhoon Haiyan: One Year Later

Typhoon Haiyan: One Year Later November 8, 2014 In response to conditions following Typhoon Haiyan, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) raised $9.7 million to meet the immediate relief and long-term recovery needs of affected populations. LWR is implementing a 2.5 year program that will support more than 160,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the [...]Read More...

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