Survey

A.19 botanical reintegration village, Liberia

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

Partner

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.  www.google.com/idefocs
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.

Context

IDEFOCS

HR&S Liberia

Ambitions

IDEFOCS

HR&S Liberia

Ambitions of the Programme manager partner (PMP)

2022

  • 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.

Ambition of HR&S Liberia

 

Assessment of PMP intrinsic motivation

 

Assessment of HR&S Liberia intrinsic motivation

HR&S HQ

  • Establish contact with the Swedish embassy

Outcome challenges

IDEFOCS

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?

Activities

IDEFOCS

HR&S Liberia

Milestones

IDEFOCS

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

IDEFOCS

HR&S Liberia

Business plan

Liberia dollars

IDEFOCS

HR&S Liberia

Input

IDEFOCS

HR&S Liberia

Sylvester is managing the agriculture in Little Bassa.

Outcome

IDEFOCS

HR&S Liberia

Progress markers

IDEFOCS

HR&S Liberia

Sustainable Impact

IDEFOCS

HR&S Liberia

Respondents

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.

IDEFOCS

HR&S Liberia

Set-up

Set-up

  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.

IDEFOCS

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)

xxx

Institutional capacity

Respondent: PMP

Accounting

  • 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
  3.  

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?

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Survey team & visit

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

Who

  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

When

  1. Dates of coming visits:

Where

  1. Location of the visits:

How

  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

Outcome

Progress marker scoring

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Compilation of names of respondents and GDPR consent: xxx