Mid-Term Evaluation of the project addressing maternal, neonatal and child health and nutrition services for indigenous peoples and other disadvantaged communities in Mindanao
The project entitled "Addressing Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition Needs of Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao" was aimed at improving access to and utilisation of quality essential reproductive health services in selected indigenous peoples communities in Mindanao through a culturally acceptable implementation of the national maternal, neonatal and child health and nutrition strategy (MNCHN).
The Mid-term evaluation of the project was carried out with the objective of providing decision-makers in the Government of the Philippines and the European Union with sufficient information to make an informed judgment about the performance of the project. The specific objectives of the evaluation were :
(i) to review the relevance of the project, including its project design, strategies and implementation modalities as laid out in its global and annual workplans (also called programme estimates) in relation to the overall EU support to the health sector reform agenda and to indigenous communities;
(ii) to review the progress of achievement and determine the likelihood of the expected results being met;
(iii) to make an assessment of the accomplishments to date in terms of the benefits already received by the target groups;
(iv) to evaluate the quality and added value of technical assistance mobilised in support of the project;
(v) to identify lessons learned/challenges encountered during the first half of the project implementation and recommend ways of addressing these in the 2nd half of implementation, as well as formulate recommendations for future interventions for indigenous peoples in general;
(vi) to formulate recommendations with the aim of improving the efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the project;
(vii) to review the project's logical framework and make recommendations for revisions and amendments where necessary; and
(viii) to formulate recommendations on the optimum use of uncommitted project funds (eg, contingency, etc).