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...
ESIP is a four-year DFAT-funded program (2019 to 2022) implemented by Cardno in partnership with Clear Horizon that aims to improve the quality of infrastructure in PNG. The program has begun with the energy, telecommunications and water and sanitation sectors and over time, may also provide support to the education and health sectors. The program will work simultaneously at the project, sector and national levels. It will use project-level investments to improve service delivery, while also...
I had the pleasure of being a co-convenor of this year’s evaluation and   complexity conference along with Mark Cabaj and Kate McKegg hosted by Collaborate for Impact. The theme this year was “finding our way together”. We were particularly interested in participatory methods and Indigenous evaluation.   The conference had two provocateurs –  Skye , (who we are delighted has joined the Clear Horizon team) and  Liz  who provided questions and reflections at the end of each session from an Ind...
Our Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) course ran at the end of March.  This is our most comprehensive course running over 5 days. We had an enthusiastic group of participants from a variety of organisations including some of our newer staff. Carina Calzoni was the lead trainer for the course with some of staff coming in to offer additional insights on areas of their expertise. Carina reflects on the March MEL program: “As a presenter, the main highlight was discussions and interaction...
Jen Riley our Digital Transformation lead recently spoke with David Pembroke on a GovComms podcast.  The topic of discussion was Social problems & digital solutions. Areas discussed in this episode: The importance of simplicity in communication Preparing an evaluation checklist The qualities of a good evaluator The shifting focus from output to outcomes The impact of technology on change measurement Making data work for us (and not vice versa) Developing a toolkit for social change Avoiding ...
As part of Clear Horizon’s commitment to supporting Indigenous self-determination, three consultants traveled to Rotorua, New Zealand, to participate in the first Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Evaluation. To say that we were privileged, humbled, moved and challenged would be an understatement. We would like to acknowledge with sincere gratitude the hospitality, generosity, wisdom and insight extended to us by the conference organisers from M ā Te Rae, our hosts from the Ohomairangi Marae...
A reflection on the recent Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) ‘Evaluation of DFAT Investment Level Monitoring Systems’ (Dec 2018) Disclaimer: the views expressed below are solely those of Damien Sweeney and do not represent Clear Horizon’s. The ODE recently released a report on DFAT Investment Level Monitoring Systems , with the purpose of improving how Australian Aid investments are monitored. The report focused on the design and use of monitoring systems by DFAT investment managers ...