The LISRM (“Livelihood Improvement through Sustainable Resource Management”) programme was implemented between 2013 -2016 by a local consortium with the aim of improving the livelihood opportunities and food security of selected rural communities in North Gonder through introducing more productive and sustainable resource management practices. The purpose of this evaluation was to systematically and objectively assess the programme logic, its implementation and results gained, as well as document lessons learnt and provide recommendations for possible future cycles of the programme.
The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) evaluation criteria questions formed the basis of the evaluation process. Relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, impact/outcome, and cross-cutting issues such as poverty, gender and the environment were addressed through 23 evaluation questions answered through a mixed methodology. The main data collection methods included desk review of strategic documents, field visits, workshops, interviews and focus group discussions. All in all, the programme has demonstrated a good overall performance in meeting the diverse challenges faced by the region.