London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
JaRco Consulting is supporting the improvement of maternal and newborn child health in a long-term partnership with LSHTM to determine the quality of interactions between families and frontline workers, to understand the factors influencing implementation and to analyze the relationship between successfully disseminated implementation models and improved survival at scale. Additional activities that JaRco is undertaking include assessing the potential for scaling up interventions and disseminating best practices for M&E in maternal and newborn health.
The Packard Foundation-Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Services to the Packard Foundation\'s Youth Challenge Initiative to Enhance Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ethiopia
JaRco will work with the Packard Foundation\'s Youth Challenge Initiative to Enhance Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ethiopia to provide Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Services. Our intended outcomes will include 1) expanded evidence base on comprehensive sexuality education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and or delaying early marriage approaches; 2) increased technical support to strengthen project monitoring and evaluation; and 3) strategic communication of evidence on comprehensive sexuality education/adolescent and reproductive health.
Fintrac engaged JaRco Consulting (JaRco) to design and conduct the following focused surveys in selected woredas of Amhara, Oromia, Tigray and SNNP:
1. An assessment of the effect of Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags on household income,
2. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of hydroponic fodder production, and
3. An assessment of the effect of FTFE-VCA’s support on coffee nurseries’ seedling sales.
Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Program
The Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) program is implemented by DAI and it is a six-year (March 2014-August 2020) initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The program aims to improve the income of the rural poor and also to enhance the Ethiopia’s economic growth through three interlinked program components, including:
1. Development of Second Level Land Certification(SLLC),
2. Improved Rural Land Administration System (RLAS), and
3. Increase Land Productivity through Market work for the Poor (M4P) approaches.
The primary objective of this study is to assess the impact of the new distribution model on both farmers and input retailers. Specifically, this study is excepted to address the following aspects: Understand the impact of new products on input suppliers’ businesses, including weather overall customer numbers and profitability increased
EPI Behavioral Determinant Study in the Regions of Amhara, Tigray, SNNPR and Oromia - UNICEF
JaRco’s contracted to measure the social and behavior changes in Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) around the vaccination of children in four regions of Ethiopia as a result of the community-based communication interventions which were added to the EPI strategy.
CHANGE: Improving Access to Education in Ethiopia for Most Marginalized Girls Project
DFID has financed this project and implemented by People In Need (PIN) and its partners. It is a five-year project from 2019 to 2023 aimed at reaching out-of-school (OOS) adolescent girls from four selected Ethiopian regions, namely Afar, Amhara, Oromia and Southern Nations, SNNPR.
to commission an independent, mixed-methods, gender-sensitive evaluation for the next five years. The long-term baseline, midline and endline evaluations will identify, track and analyze the impact of the project on target beneficiaries and assess the delivery, effectiveness, value for money (VfM) and sustainability of the project and results.