Both facilities themselves and debates on their effectiveness have proliferated in recent years. Working papers , blog posts , conference presentations (see panel 4e of the 2019 AAC ), DFAT internal reviews, and even Senate Estimates hearings have unearthed strong views on both sides of the ledger. However, supporting evidence has at times been scarce. Flexibility – a two-edged sword? One root cause of this discord might be a lack of clarity about what most facilities are really trying to ac...
The client  The Department of Communities, Disability Services,and Seniors and Department of Social Services, in partnership with Logan Together.   Clear Horizon was commissioned to lead the co-design and development of the Place-based Evaluation Framework and test the framework with Logan Together as proof of concept. Logan Together is a large place-based initiative (established in 2015)applying a Collective Impact (CI) approach to improve the wellbeing of children (0-8 years) in Logan, Que...
Last week the Queensland Government released the Progress Report  and 'Statement of Achievement'   that Clear Horizon producedfor Logan Together. Logan Together is one of Australia’s largest and most well-known collective impact initiatives,involving over 100 partners working together to improve the well being of children (0-8 years) in Logan, Queensland. The Progress Report provides a comprehensive assessment of Logan Together’s progress since inception, identifies recommendations for areas...
This blog forms Part 2 of a 4 part blog series outlining the learnings and reflections of my two colleagues and I who were fortunate enough to attend the 2019 Indigenous Peoples Evaluation conference in Rorotura, New Zealand. The conference was an inspiring and transformative experience for me, as a non-Indigenous person and evaluator. Having worked as a youth worker prior to entering into evaluation, I particularly resonated with the keynote speech given by Marcus Akuhata-Brown, who among m...
GWSI integrates regional and global policy engagement by DFAT to elevate the profile of water scarcity issues in global forums with country-level adaptive policy assistance in a (yet to be selected) set of partner countries to improve their management of water scarcity risks. Clear Horizon was responsible for: preparing a design analysis and consultation plan; conducting and synthesising a situation analysis; facilitating workshop discussions on key design issues; assisting DFAT to clarify t...
Australia’s aid program supports the objectives of a socially stable and economically resilient Nauru that has effective and accountable public sector management and invests in nation-building infrastructure, and quality education and health services. Since 2017, Clear Horizon has provided strategic and technical advisory support to the aid program including undertaking investment designs and reviews, as well as whole of aid reporting. For example, in 2018 Clear Horizon in partnership with s...
The ANCP program supports Australian NGOs to improve the living standards and well-being of individuals and communities in developing countries. In 2018 Clear Horizon assessed the extent to which DFAT and ANCP NGOs have confidence in the reporting systems used by ANCP NGOs and to make recommendations for strengthening these systems. The review methodology included (i) document review; (ii) semi-structured key informant interviews; (iii) data synthesis and (iv) a summit workshop to present, d...
Australia’s aid program in Myanmar helps create an environment conducive to inclusive economic growth and increased trade by strengthening government capacity, promoting peace and stability, and supporting the development of an educated and competitive workforce.  Education is the flagship of Australian aid to Myanmar, accounting for around 40 per cent of bilateral development assistance. Australia’s investments help to improve school learning environments, enhance teaching and learning prac...
ACCESS is a new bilateral aid partnership between the Government of Australia and the Royal Government of Cambodia, managed by Cowater Segema in partnership with Clear Horizon. The program which will run from 2018 to 2021 aims to improve the sustainability, quality and inclusiveness of services for persons with disabilities and for women affected by gender-based violence. The program works in partnership with the Cambodian government to support the implementation of the National Action Plan ...
SEP is a five-year DFID-funded program (2018 to 2022) managed by WSP and partnering with Clear Horizon, British Council, and Frost Sullivan.  SEP focuses on increasing the incomes of Nepali workers through two components: improving the skills of Nepali workers; and reducing the cost of migration and remittances. SEP is a challenge fund program that supports innovative pilots across these two components and those pilots that are successful will be scaled up nationwide. Clear Horizon is leadin...