Survey

REACH - Teams

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

Partners

Research teams

 

Dates of zoom meetings, field visits, & PMP Reports

 

Research management_ ISP Research Teams

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

Comments by Reference group, most recent

Sida supported _ All teams

Per Team

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab (see FAST)
  • KENpost Ly ? gender?
  • RWA01 ThMu_2021
    • RWA:01-IPICS Reference Group overview feedback 08 Oct 2021General Comments
      -The application is an improvement in comparison to the previous one.
      -The new MSc program is a welcome development, but initiating a local PhD program need to be preceded by acquiring stronger supervision capacity.
      -The direction involving biochar seems far-fetched in relation to earlier studies, the connection between analytes targeted in the pollution studies and the candidates for remediation is unclear.
      -The long-term plan is reasonable, but publication quality needs to increase.
      Recommendation-The focus of the planned work is too broad, and would benefit from being narrowed down.
      -Find an additional PhD student for a sandwich program with a cooperating partner (maybe in the region, in South Africa or with ANCAP partners), while developing the local supervision capacity in the MSc program.
      A closer follow up of plans and outcomes is needed.
      -Continued funding for three years on a suitable level.
      Overall Comments-Overall, applications show improvements compared to earlier years, but still there is need for further improvements and modifications.-
      The 3/6/9-year vision is well thought through by many applicants, but not all.
      -SRG recommendations are taken into account better than in previous applications, but also here there is room for further improvement.-Few applications take a starting point in the achievements of the previous granting period.-In many cases, “objectives” are still confused with “actions” and “measures”.-Literature is better referred to compared to earlier years, but is not always used to frame relevant knowledge gaps to support the proposed research plan.-There are many examples of good gender equality promoting activities, but in most cases increased efforts are needed.-In many cases, attracting post graduate students seems still to be a challenge.General Feedback and DiscussionIPICS Sci. Ref. Group (SRG) 8 Oct 2021
      Overall Recommendations-Improve research plans, referring both to literature and to own previous results, and, based on this, identify knowledge gaps to state well-motivated research questions/hypotheses, increasing the possibility of publishing the results in good journals, and to attract additional funding.-Do not use the term “heavy metals”, but rather “toxic metal species” or “toxic forms of metals”, as agreed by IUPAC.-ISP should move to require better planning of outcomes, in terms of e.g. graduations and publications, to be able to better follow up results.-ISP should introduce an application form better suited for those networks that doesn’t focus on scientific research activities.Regarding equipment: -Distinguish between “nice to have” and “need to have”.-Use available equipment as efficiently as possible, for multiple purposes.-Expand access to needed equipment with colleagues and cooperation partners.
  • UGA01 JoWa
  • UGA02 EmTe
  • ZIM01 StMu
  • ZIM02 NoBa
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC_Southern and Eastern Africa Network for Analytical Chemists

Ambitions

Sida supported _ All teams – team leader

Per Team leader

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab (see FAST)
  • KENpost Ly ? gender?
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa
    • Impact society through research findings.
  • UGA02 EmTe
    • Improve on the quality of research output, applications and thesis.
    • Advice on research and career.
    • Access to advanced pieces of equipment
  • ZIM01 StMu
  • ZIM02 NoBa
    • Implement testing centre
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC Inonge
    • Publish, support the community.
    • Assist students with reagents
    • Assist students with equipment.
    • Assist students to attend conferences, other than SEANAC conferences
    • Arrange MSc and PhD exchange to visit more skilled laboratories.
    • Organise conferences for SEANAC countries.
    • Strengthen chemistry department with equipment.
    • Teaching
    • Empowering women

Per Team member

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa
  • UGA02 EmTe
  • ZIM01 StMu
  • ZIM02 NoBa
    • Aleck, supervisor programme with team-building and code of conduct.
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC

Assessment of PMP intrinsic motivation

 

Assessment of TP intrinsic motivation

ISP_Official

  • Publish
  • Present at conferences
  • Network
  • Visit laboratories elsewhere
  • Implement findings
  • No MSc exams
  • No PhD exams
  • Ensure other funding
  • Establish sustainable procedures for the above

ISP_ CE REACH

  • Monthly meetings with research team,
    when AuthorAid and Research4Life resources are benefited from
  • AuthorAid resources are presented
  • AuthorAid trainings are benefited from
  • Research4Life resources are presented

ISP_ CE FAST

XXX

ISP_Cecilia

  • Permanent access to quality internet
  • Permanent access to quality computers
  • Monthly meetings with ISP
  • Well defined ROPE road-map with increased scoring of progress markers with time until sustainable impact is achieved.

ISP_ CE 22RISE

XXX

Outcome challenges

All teams

Per Team

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa
  • UGA02 EmTe
  • ZIM01 StMu
  • ZIM02 NoBa
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC In
    • (2021) SEANAC previously implemented activities, but did do not measure the outcome and the working members were not rewarded for the effort.
    • Difficult to make the auditing in 2022.

Activities

All teams

Monthly coaching meetings with Cecilia during 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Per Team

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa
    • Make contract with institution management to ensure technicians.
  • UGA02 EmTe
  • ZIM01 StMu
  • ZIM02 NoBa
  • ZAM01 OnMu
    • same as ZAM02
  • ZAM02 JaNy
    • Maintain a list of all team members with individual progress markers
    • Each researcher develops a firm time-plan.
    • Access to internet, sustainable impact, milestone proposed.
    • Monthly ISP zoom meetings, level of participation. Participants are active with camera on
    • Local monthly meetings with manuscript and grant application reviews. Team-members are experts on “their” authorAID and R4L resource.
    • Develop an equipment service and maintenance strategy to present to the university management
    • Arrange bi-annual workshops where researchers write grants during the workshop. October 2022.
    • Annual workshops by librarian when access to databases are presented as well as methods to develop search profiles.
    • Presentations from AuthorAid and Research 4Life resources, each team member.
    • Access to reagents less than one month after it having been requested for, milestone proposed.
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC
    • Revisit the constitution, among other issues, if someone is not active they will be replaced.

Milestones

All teams

Per Team

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa
  • UGA02 EmTe
  • ZIM01 StMu
  • ZIM02 NoBa
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC

Output

All teams

Per Team

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa
    • Aida, John W,
  • UGA02 EmTe
    • Presenting from AuthorAid; Resty, Silver, Maurice, Ruth, Emmanuel, John S.
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
  • ZIM01 StMu
  • ZIM02 NoBa
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC

Financial plan

All teams

Per Team

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa
  • UGA02 EmTe
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
  • ZIM01 StMu
  • ZIM02 NoBa
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC

Business plan

Input

All teams

Monthly coaching meetings with Cecilia during 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Scientific advice by senior researchers.

Per Team

  • BUK02 BoGu
    • Sida funding
      • Travel grants
      • Sandwich programme
      • Scientific equipment
  • KENpost Ab
    • Review meeting with team leader in Stockholm Sept 2022. With Cecilia & xxx
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa & Florence
    • ROPE training during SRG meeting in Sthlm 2022.
  • UGA02 EmTe
  • ZIM01 StMu
    • ROPE training during SRG meeting in Sthlm 2022.
  • ZIM02 NoBa
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
    • ROPE training during SRG meeting in Sthlm 2022.
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC
    • ISP grant. ISP (Peter) visits Dec 2022.

Outcome

All teams

Per Team

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa
  • UGA02 EmTe
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
  • ZIM01 StMu
    • Driving monthly coaching with own invitations, own agenda and ideas
    • Clear list of supported students
    • Local monthly meetings
  • ZIM02 NoBa
    • Driving monthly coaching with own ideas
    • Clear list of supported students
    • Local monthly meetings
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC

Progress markers

All teams – Expected

Per Team – Scoring

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa
    • Annual training by librarian in October when also passwords of databases are shared.
    • Equipment is serviced and maintained.
  • UGA02 EmTe
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
  • ZIM01 StMu
  • ZIM02 NoBa
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC

ISP_Official

  • Publish
  • Present at conferences
  • Network
  • Visit laboratories elsewhere
  • Implement findings
  • No MSc exams
  • No PhD exams
  • Ensure other funding
  • Establish sustainable procedures for the above

ISP_Cecilia

  • Permanent access to quality internet
  • Permanent access to quality computers
  • Monthly meetings with ISP
  • Well defined ROPE road-map with increased scoring of progress markers with time until sustainable impact is achieved.

ISP_ CE REACH

  • Monthly meetings with research team,
    when AuthorAid and Research4Life resources are benefited from
  • AuthorAid resources are presented
  • AuthorAid trainings are benefited from
  • Research4Life resources are presented
  1. Two submitted manuscripts (new or revised) per team member and year.
  2. Two submitted grant applications per team member and year.
  3. One conference abstract per team member and year.
  4. MSc and PhD students graduate on time.
  5. Targeted pieces of equipment are functioning.

ISP_ CE FAST

XXX

ISP_ CE 22RISE_Network SEANAC

  • Publish
    • Submit three manuscript per chapter and year, where SEANAC must be acknowledge and ISP when relevant.
  • Support the community.
    • Activities done to reach the community, three or four per chapter and year.
  • Organise conferences for SEANAC countries.
    • One conference per two year with 50-300 participants and 10 oral presentations per day plus posters, for 2 – 3,5 days.
    • Pre-conference day with training.
    • Next conference 2023, if we release the funds.
  • Assist students to attend conferences, other than SEANAC conferences.
  • Empower analytical chemistry
    • Assist students with reagents
    • Assist students with equipment
    • Strengthen chemistry department with equipment
  • Arrange MSc and PhD exchange to visit more skilled laboratories
  • Teach
  • Empowering women
  • Unify curriculum within SEANAC chapter
  • Visibility
    • SEANAC webpage, who is paying if not ISP?
    • ISP website
  • Smooth auditing
  • Management staff attendance
    • Generate funds that enable reimbursement for active staff, and also visibility rewards.

Sustainable Impact

All teams – Expected

  1. xx

Per Team – Scoring

  • BUK02 BoGu
  • KENpost Ab
  • RWA01 ThMu
  • UGA01 JoWa
  • UGA02 EmTe
  • ZAM01 OnMu
  • ZAM02 JaNy
  • ZIM01 StMu
  • ZIM02 NoBa
  • ANEC IsTa
  • NABSA
  • SEANAC

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.

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.

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?

  •  

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

    •  

Compilation of names of respondents and GDPR consent: xxx