The mid-term evaluation aims at measuring the impact of the Graduation Programme in Egypt, thereby providing insight as to its effectiveness in the context of refugees in Egypt. The graduation program supported Refugees in generating income necessary for self-reliance. Program’s activities included a) life skills training b) vocational skills training c) jobs matching and placement d) micro-grants to start micro businesses such as sewing, handicraft making, hair dressing, general selling and buying, etc. The UNHCR Funded 1.0 Million USD project is implemented by two Implementing Partners including Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Caritas in Cairo and Alexandria respectively. The mid-term evaluation included
- Assess existing monitoring and evaluation systems and data in order to gain a full picture of the quantity and quality of data, including any gaps in the current data, to ensure that implementing partners and UNHCR are receiving adequate management information in a timely manner that allows for quick reactions and adjustments.
- Complete a process evaluation of the Graduation Programme in Egypt to assess the institutional capacity and performance of the Graduation Programme and implementing partners, including any gaps in implementation and any factors that may positively or negatively affect the success, sustainability, and cost effectiveness of the Graduation Programme.
- Complete an impact evaluation of the Graduation Programme in Egypt which effectively measures the social and economic impact of the program on beneficiaries and their communities.
- Develop recommendations for the 1) improvement of program’s implementation in addition to revamp the monitoring practices.