Australia-Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES): mid-term review May 2014 and management response
Summary of publication
This is the report of the Mid Term Review process undertaken between October 2013 and April 2014. It consisted of two parts
- An NGO level review, in which each NGO partnership was responsible for undertaking a Mid Term Review of its own set of activities, based on a set of common evaluation questions which were supplemented or adapted by the NGOs as required (TOR at annex 1).
- A program level review undertaken by an independent team (the MTR team)7 to draw out the main themes from the NGO reviews and to assess the operation of the overall design.
The remainder of this section sets out the methodology for the program level review. Section 2 summarises financial information. Sections 3 and 4 consider respectively the continuing relevance of AACES in a changed Australian policy environment and the effectiveness and sustainability of activities carried out with communities in pursuit of objective 1. Sections 5 and 6 assess evidence of effectiveness under objectives 2 and 3. Section 7 considers the effectiveness of partnerships, learning and the AACES architecture. Section 8 describes the approaches taken to demonstrating value for money within the NGO level MTRs and the evidence for value for money of the AACES structures. Sections 9 and 10 cover monitoring and evaluation and some reflections on the MTR process. A final section contains conclusions and recommendations.