A.19 botanical reintegration village, Liberia

Please find details about the TestE method here.
Testing the strength of Evidence.


Initiative for the Development of Former Child-Soldiers (IDEFOCS)

Established 2003 on the Buduburam’s refugee settlement in Ghana under the Refugee Welfare Council, and registered with the Liberian government on July 27.
Address: Paynesville City, Montserrado County, 1000-100 Liberia.
CEO and co-founder Mr. Morris MATADI.

Little Bassa fishing community

Dates of field visits, PMP Reports & ActionTalks

  • IDEFOCS continuously
  • Cecilia ÖMAN, 2013/4 (I-C.1)
  • Ghetto survey report xxx (I-S.1)
  • IDEFOCS, PMP report  by Morris MATADI (I-M.1)

BRV in Little Bassa

Test_E parameters

Collected TestE parameters in meetings with PMPs and TPs
when developing and adjusting the survey manual and when performing the surveys.



HR&S Liberia



HR&S Liberia

Ambitions of the Programme manager partner (PMP)


  • Right now the place is clean and taking care of by Sylvester, the building needs some renovation.
  • TP are available, willing and happy to move there right now.
  • Building needs some Materials in it.
  • Activities needs to be developed for real time implementation during the Rehabilitation and reintegration program.
  • Stake holders needs to be inform again or reactivated, Heath Ministry, Agriculture Ministry, Christan Aid and others.
  • Volunteer and working staffs needs to be identify and be train. Staffs like vocational and technical skills teachers.
  • Agriculture business plan is ready for it be launch at the BRV.

Aug 2022

[13/08/2022] Morris MATADI: Our first ambition is to renovate the house at the BRV. We anticipate $ 1300.Our second ambition is the raise local animal like chicken, goats and ducks at the BRV and anticipate $ 2000 to poach the animals and preparation of where they will be kept.Our third ambition is to plant plantiant at the BRV and plant cassava at the Beach land. We anticipate $ 2000 for both site and it’s for clearing, poaching of cassava sticks and plantiant sign and planning them. Also buying of agriculture tools. Sylvester and 6 other person are going to manage the farms
Cecilia ÖMAN: Thank you Morris.
We cannot start with the house, as there is not income related, or the animals as the income is uncertain. Also not the beach land as it is not prepared yet.We will only do the planting of plantain at the BRV.And cassava.We will start small and scale up.
Morris MATADI: The plantiant and cassava takes 8-9 months for harvest. We can start now.

Ambition of HR&S Liberia


Assessment of PMP intrinsic motivation


Assessment of HR&S Liberia intrinsic motivation


  • Establish contact with the Swedish embassy

Outcome challenges


HR&S Liberia

  • Did not generate outcome.
  • Does not always attend HR&S meetings.
  • Did not deliver 2021 Annual report.
  • Requested funds for cold storage, half of the amount was transferred (EUR 2,000), but did not report on this.
  • Does not communicate well with IDEFOCS?



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HR&S Liberia

2022: Generate income from agriculture together with Sylvester. Benefit from funds already available with Branch Liberia.

2022: Do ROPE on BRV agriculture.

2022: Do ROPE on cold storage.

2022: Arrange RISEtalks, address accounting, business plan, ROPE and TestE.

Business model


HR&S Liberia

Business plan

Liberia dollars


HR&S Liberia



HR&S Liberia

Sylvester is managing the agriculture in Little Bassa.



HR&S Liberia

Progress markers


HR&S Liberia

Sustainable Impact


HR&S Liberia


The respondents are identified and presented with: names, title, telephone numbers, level of education, home location, and family status. Also GDPR consent is collected if the respondent’s agree.


HR&S Liberia



  1. Individual interviews, specific and open-ended, with
    • The PMP.
    • Management team members.
    • Each loan-taker present.
    • Family members present.
  2. Focal group interviews, with
    • Management team and PMP together.
    • All loan-takers of the village, who are present,  together.
  3. Collect testimonies, from a number of persons randomly chosen.
  4. Take photos.
  5. Record videos.
  6. Record interviews.
  7. Take notes in a dedicated notebook about everything that happens.


HR&S Liberia

Micro data Survey questions

Social impact


Sustainable social impact refers to reaching the social good ambitions in a sustainable manner.

Measure twice a year since the start of the programme.

Social Good _ Direct Impact

Respondent: PMP

  • Compilation of the products that we offer:
    1. Business loans;
      Number of loans, size of loans, total capital. 
    2. Other
  • Compilation of the services that we offer:
    1. Weekly visits to collect refunds, coach and address challenges.
      1. type of coaching
      2. type of challenges
    2. Other
  • Number of Target partner business owners: xxx
  • PMP business generate profit.
    • Size of profit: xxx

Respondent: Target Partners

  • Compilation of the products that our Target Partners offer to their customers: xxx
    • Number of customer per product: xxx
  • Compilation of the services that our Target Partners offer to their customers: xxx
    • Number of customers per service: xxx
  • Target partner business owners generate profit.
    • Size of profit per TP: xxx

Respondent: Customers (customer survey)

  • Are customers content with products?
  • Are customers content with services?

Social Good _ Indirect Impact

Respondent: Target Partners & families.

  • Children well-being
    Children of the women who manages HR&S small-scale businesses.
    • Number of meals per day increased.
      From one to two or three.
      • Number of children: xxx
    • Education
      Tuition fee paid and school attendance made possible.
      • Number of children: xxx
  • Women well-being
    • The status of the women in the families has improved as the contribute with income.

Respondent: Customers (customer survey)


Institutional capacity

Respondent: PMP


  • Bookkeeping of international standards; compiling all receipts and invoices, perform bank reconciliation.
  • Annual auditing.
  • Respond to management reports from the auditor.


  • Who is in charge of the bookkeeping?
  • Who is doing the auditing?
  • What do the management reports look like?
  • Can we please see the books?

Project management

  • Are the number of Target Partners included, as expected? xxx.
  • Does the target partners deliver as expected? xxx.
  • Do you have regular meetings with the management team, if so, how often? xxx.
    • Do you take notes which are  included in the annual report?xxx.

Transparency & Efficiency

  • Communication between PMP and HR&S.
    • Maybe monthly reflections from PMP on WhatsApp. xxx.
  • Information from target partners on their satisfaction, needs, expectations. xxx.
    • To be written down and shared.
  • Share notes from the local management meetings. xxx.

Annual report

Due 15 February.

Target partner services

Ensure continuous feed-back from Target Partners. Information about their satisfaction, needs, expectations, xxx. Specially ask about their views on the ethics of the programme.

TP training, coaching & team building

  1. Training sessions: xxx
  2. Coaching sessions: xxx

Financial sustainability

Sustainable economy is when income, without donations, sustainably exceeds costs.

  1. When can a sustainable economy be expected ?
  2. What is the size of the required capital?
  3. Compile sources and levels of income?
  4. Compile sources and levels of expenses?

Sustainable business mind-set

  • ?

Does the income exceed the expenses?


Survey team & visit

PMP comment: Wednesdays, market day, are the only days suitable for meeting women and following up with them.


  1. The survey team consist of: Renaud, Elisabeth, Milohum, Yawo. 
  2. The team leader is: Renaud
  3. Date of the next visit: The visits are made on Wednesdays, the market day. xxx


  1. Dates of coming visits:


  1. Location of the visits:


  1. Visit arrangements: Offer snacks to focus group discussions.
  2. Travel arrangements:
  3. Travel costs:
  4. The sources for covering travel costs are:

Survey Team Preparations

Ensure the team has access to the tools required:

  • Written copy of the survey manual.
  • Camera; photos and videos.
  • Recorder.
  • Notebooks and pens.
  • Transportation means.
  • Food and water.

Divide areas of responsibility between team-members. Ensure that  each team member is clear about and comfortable with their own assignment as well as the team assignment.

The team assignments

  1. Making individual interviews.
    • Specific questions.
    • Open ended questions.
  2. Collect data from focal group discussions.
  3. Collect testimonies.
  4. Taking photos.
  5. Record videos.
  6. Record interviews.
  7. Taking notes in a dedicated notebook about everything that happens.

Preparing for the analysis of the data

  • Control
    The control is the base-line data, macro-data and the conditions in specific villages that are selected to join the programme, prior to mentioning about the programme.
  • Randomization
    Randomization among respondents is created by not announcing the survey date, and asking everyone who are present that day.
  • Statistical assessment method
    • Quantitative: ANOVA. Thus we need as much data as possible.
    • Qualitative: Simple compilation of statements.
  • Contribution tracing. Identifying other actors in the village, what do they contribute with, how many are involved and how do they benefit. Consider to collaborate with other actors.
  • Ethics. Normal ethics plus asking the respondents about their views on ethics.

Compilation of Outcome data


Progress marker scoring


Compilation of names of respondents and GDPR consent: xxx