Political Economy Context Analysis in Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings
Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Myanmar and Cambodia
We produced five PEAs, with analysis at the macro, sectoral and
community levels, and a focus on social accountability in service
delivery. Managing the project across five countries, we designed a
participatory approach to data collection, adapting it to the social
accountability context. We also delivered in-country PEA training
for the client, and trained enumerators in participatory research
tools. In addition to the multi-level PEAs we developed a learning
and evidence plan and a risk management framework for the client.
The project covered different areas and sectors across the 5
countries including health (MNH and SRH), education, livelihoods
and disaster risk.
The key project deliverable was to produce five multi-level PEAs, incorporating macro level, sectoral and community level analysis with a focus on social accountability in service delivery.
- Managing the project across five countries, we designed a participatory approach to data collection, adapting it to the social accountability context, developed a learning and evidence plan, and a risk management framework for the client. We developed training materials for a PEA training and workshop for the client’s staff and volunteers, and enumerator training in participatory tools and research ethics.
- We produced PEA reports based on primary data and secondary analysis. We used three different participatory tools in the field. Data collection focused on marginalised groups including persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities and youth, and was disaggregated by gender. We covered different sectors across the five countries, including health (focusing on SRHR and MNH), disaster risk reduction, and education.
Conflict Analysis of Burundi
With the objective of informing the client’s programming in
the country we delivered a comprehensive conflict analysis
assessing the impact of conflict on women and children.
Analysing conflict trends, identifying drivers of conflict and
conducting a stakeholder analysis, we conducted a scenario
planning to inform our development of programming options
and recommendations for the client in the child protection,
education, emergencies, health and nutrition, operations,
social policy and WASH sectors.
Participatory Action Research and Advocacy on Social, Political and
Economic Inclusion of Youths with Disabilities: A case of Nairobi County
We combined a desk review, legislation and policy analysis, and participatory
research tools in the field to produce a comprehensive report analysing the
level of inclusion/ exclusion of Youths with Disabilities in Nairobi.
We trained 40 enumerators to carry out semi-structured interview
surveys, mobility mapping, problem ranking and thematic FGDs in three
constituencies, and on the basis of the research findings, developed
programming options designed to increase the social, economic and
political inclusion of youth with disabilities.
Urban contextual analysis of extreme poverty in Freetown, Sierra Leone
We undertook an urban contextual analysis of extreme poverty in Freetown,
applying a political economy approach to DFID’s sustainable livelihoods
framework. With a focus on disaster risk in the city’s informal settlements,
we conducted an analysis of how social and political networks interact with
indicators of urban poverty. We trained over 25 enumerators in participatory
methods and tools for fieldwork in Freetown’s informal settlements, and our
comprehensive report included programming options covering livelihoods,
disaster risk reduction, health, education and WASH, informed by the data.