Land Advocacy and Management Project

In April 2017, Chrisbert Consult (U) was hired by CARITAS Switzerland- Uganda to do an Endline Evaluation the Land Advocacy and Management Project (LAMP) implemented in four sub counties in Uganda. Two of them were located in Lamwo district [Northern Uganda] and the other two, in Soroti district [Eastern Uganda. The programme had been in operation since July 2014. It was implemented by Caritas Switzerland through local partner organizations like Justice and Peace Commission-Gulu for Lamwo and the Teso Initiative for Peace (TIP) for Soroti and aimed at establishing community land advocacy and management mechanisms in order to resolve 60 percent of land-related disputes in the target areas by June 2017.

The purpose of this evaluation was to collect data to answer the key evaluation questions of; Relevance, Effectiveness, Impact, Efficiency and Sustainability. Specifically, we wanted to understand through a scientific and independent process (i) the capacity of implementing partners in doing what they were meant to do (ii) the ability to have done it in the most cost-effective way (iii) whether what they did was the most needed thing (iv) the extent to which their actions had changed the lives of targeted beneficiaries and (v) the degree to which drivers to sustainability were evident for the project to continue even after funders had moved out. 

Regarding methodology, we used both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection. While the quantitative methodology was essentially a household survey, the qualitative methodology revolved around data collection methods like; Key Informant Interviews [KIIs], Focus Group Discussions [FGDs], observations, case studies and document reviews. All these methods were mobilised to answer the research questions posed in the Terms of Reference [ToRs] and data triangulation was done to fully understand whatever phenomena were found in the field. We submitted a 50 page report to the satisfaction of our supervisor at CARITAS Switzerland-Uganda.