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Evaluation of a programme by the Association pour le Développement Rural du Batha in Chad
june 2011

Groupe URD has been in charge of the evaluation of the programme by the "Association pour le Développement Rural du Batha" (ADRB) in Chad funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). This evaluation was part of a skills transfer process from the SDC to the ADRB (a Chadian association created for this purpose) for the implementation of a regional development programme which will involve the rural economy, education and health sectors.

The evaluation was carried out by a Groupe URD evaluator and a Chadian expert in financial audits, from 19 to 30 June, 2011, in N’Djamena and in the region of Batha.

It involved:

  • An organizational assessment to improve ADRB’s potential for autonomy. This involved analyzing the strategic, financial, human and functional capacities of the local association in order to ensure that it had the necessary capacity to define and implement relevant development programmes in a reliable, autonomous and professional way.
  • An assessment of the implementation of ADRB’s current programme. The evaluation looked at the management, implementation and monitoring of the programme to evaluate the degree to which it had achieved its objectives and optimized use of resources and how it had been received by beneficiaries and local partners. This was done with a view to reinforcing the viability, sustainability and relevance of ADRB’s programme.