Table for Nine Billion: promoting Europe’s role in growing food and climate justice worldwide
Oxfam Italia – Table for Nine Billion: promoting Europe’s role in growing food and climate justice worldwide
Catalys was commissioned to undertake a final evaluation of the EC DEAR project, Table for Nine Billion: promoting Europe’s role in growing food and climate justice worldwide. We produced two reports of the evaluation; a full report which encapsulates the key achievements of the project; and a summary report of the conclusions drawn from the findings for a wider audience. Oxfam Italia required an external final evaluation, firstly to fulfil its obligations to the EC and secondly because the client and partners were keen to learn the lessons in key areas of the results achieved from March 2014 to February 2017. Our final evaluation identified how partners can improve their collaboration and effectiveness in delivering project results. We had a defined methodology in place to allow us to execute a transferable and transparent evaluation. We established the baseline which constituted a process review, performance review and stakeholder analysis. This was then used to inform the creation of an evaluation framework which set out core questions. Fieldwork was then conducted which was composed of workshops, interviews and surveys with partners and stakeholders. Data collected through the fieldwork were then compiled and the qualitative and quantitative results were evaluated. From this information, we then delivered our report.
Overall the evaluation found that the Table for Nine Billion project has been successful in achieving its expected results. The project was achieved its main communications targets, which is central to its role as an education and awareness-raising project, particularly with its principal target group, European citizens. It was also able to identify positive policy impacts, for example and campaigns such as advocacy for food security in Burkino Faso and the international campaign for land rights. One unanticipated benefit was that less experienced partners found the experience of participating in a transnational partnership project particularly valuable, as they were able to learn from partner organisations with similar goals and many decades experience.