Every three to five years, Rikolto assesses the impact of its programmes, to check whether our interventions have the desired effect, and to learn where we fail and need to adapt our approach. These impact assessments consist of an intensive process of data collection and interviews with members of the farmers’ organisations and different stakeholders.
Currently, we are over halfway through our five-year 2017-2021 programme funded by DGD, the Directorate General for Development of the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In 2019, Rikolto engaged in the mid-term review of our programme across 13 countries: Belgium, DR Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Indonesia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. Our activities in Benin, Guatemala and Ghana are funded with other means, just as other programmes that our regional offices implement, which were not subject of the mid-term reviews in the frame of our DGD-funded programme.
The objective of this mid-term review was two-fold:
- To feed discussions on the strategic orientation of Rikolto beyond 2021;
- To orient the last two years of programme implementation.