Mid-Term Evaluation of the Developing Aspiration and Livelihood for Adolescent (DALA) Project
Funded by Plan International Bangladesh
CED has keen interest in developing its expertise in the field of research, and hence, CED recently a notable research study titled “Mid-Term Evaluation of the Developing Aspiration and Livelihood for Adolescent (DALA) Project”. DALA is a development project being implemented by Plan International Bangladesh and its partner NGO. The project location is at Hatibandha Upazila of Lalmonirhat district in Bangladesh with the duration of 1 May 2014 to 28 February 2017.
The overall objective of the project is to empower and technically equip 3,000 adolescent girls to have confidence, adolescents’ career aspiration, and a positive self- image which, in turn, promotes protective and positive behaviors to stand against the harmful social practices, and engage in income generating activities by 2016.
The mid-term evaluation was focused on finding the implementation gap and challenges, learning and further actions or re-planning to be taken to achieve the projects objectives (adolescents’ career aspiration, positive self-image, confidence) so that the final end line result of the project can be measured. The evaluation also concentrated on the project’s deficiencies against the set objectives, as well as recommendations that can be given for a redesign to achieve the objective within the given timeframe. The exercise comprises both quantitative (questionnaire survey of 520 beneficiaries) and qualitative survey (6 FGDs & 4 KIIs).