Client: FHI 360
Duration: October 2012 - February 2013
The Umbrella Grants Management (UGM) Project was a five-year grants management programme administered by FHI 360 with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The UGM funded a Prevention in Action (PIA) programme, which was implemented in South Africa by PCI in partnership with the Western Cape Network on Violence Against Women and the KwaZulu-Natal Network on Violence Against Women. The Programme provided communities targeted by the intervention with an opportunity to prevent violence against women (VAW) and thereby reduce the transmission of HIV. It provided individuals in the community with the opportunity to access training that provided them with knowledge and skills to implement actions that prevent VAW.
Creative Consulting and Development Works (CC&DW) was commissioned to conduct an end of project evaluation to determine whether the programme objectives were achieved, to evaluate the extent to which the key programme outcomes have been achieved, to determine the key pragmatic enablers and barriers to the success of the programme in reducing the prevalence of physical and sexual violence against women most vulnerable to HIV infection in the two communities studied, and to determine the sustainability and potential for continuity of the work done by the Networks under the programme.
CC&DW evaluated the PIA Programme using a predominantly qualitative evaluation design, using secondary data for quantitative analysis. Data collection methods included document analysis, focus groups and key informant interviews. The data was collected at the project sites in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.
The evaluation provided project partners with findings that highlighted the successes and challenges of the PIA Programme, as well as recommendations to improve its effectiveness and efficiency in the future.