Mid-term reviews and end-of-project evaluations
Australian Red Cross requires all projects to undertake a mid-term review (for programs of at least three years duration) and an end-of-project evaluation. Additionally, where possible, annual program reflections with implementing partners are encouraged as a means to better identify outcome level changes.
Australian Red Cross uses a range of methodologies to explore the impact of our work. Mid-term reviews and evaluations are increasingly using more qualitative methodologies, such as Most Significant Change, to capture the outcome of project activities and the changes brought about to peoples lives. These methods are used to get a 'deeper' understanding of actual change, which is not always possible through quantitative approaches. Visual evaluative methods are also being explored, such as photo-voice, to again better capture the outcome changes of beneficiaries.
Periodically broader sector meta-evaluations are commissioned. These are augmented by roundtable sessions that bring together a range of partners to consider and analyse the lessons learned and provide directions for future programming.
Rural water and sanitation in Lautem and Baucau Districts, Timor-Leste, mid-term review, 2011
Pacific Disaster Management Partnership, mid-term review, 2011
HIV and AIDS response program, Mongolia, end of program evaluation, 2011
Vanuatu Red Cross community-based first aid project, summary and evaluation, 2011
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa winterised transitional shelter project, Pakistan, final evaluation, 2010