THE CSSP RESULTS REVIEW 2016
CSSP is pleased to share important reports from the Results Review process conducted over 12 months from September 2015 to September 2016. The team of seven experts brought experience of anthropology, agronomy, gender, sociology, linguistics and social development. During the first phase, the team visited 92 of CSSP’s civil society partners, and considered 46 different clusters of CSO activity across all 11 administrative regions/city states in Ethiopia. During the second phase, it analysed the field work from three dimensions, assessing CSSP’s contribution to results in:
- Changes in the lives of the hardest to reach women, men, girls and boys
- Improved relationships between civil society organisations and citizens, and CSOs and government
- Improved capability within civil society.
The report from this preliminary work is captured in the Phase Two Summary report [download here].
DIGGING DEEPER – THE SIX ISSUE-BASED REPORTS
The Results Review team then dug deeper into six areas of work, focussing on issues which have either been: relatively new for Ethiopian civil society (ways to address ‘khat’ addiction and the stigma around mental ill health); or examples of where CSSP has pioneered new approaches through its partners (the SASA! approach to tackling violence against women and girls, or promoting prison reform through a focus on incarcerated children and their mothers); or on areas which have been especially challenging (access to services for minority groups and government-civil society relations).
What makes each of these issues special is that they have emerged from the initiative of civil society itself, not from a top-down agenda or the latest donor trends. This is what CSSP and its development partners set out to do – let demand emerge from civil society, and support CSOs with resources, advice and moral support to take up the issues that matter to them.
MAKING SENSE OF THE RESULTS REVIEW FINDINGS
Finally, at the end of the process, the Results Review team reflected informally on what they had learned from the studies across the country and across the different issues. These reflections are captured in an informal paper [download here].
THE WIDER CONTEXT
Each report focuses on an example of the wider work that CSSP has done on the issue.