Impact Assessment of CAAHT Programs
Impact Assessment of CAAHT Coordination, Capacity Building with Grantees, and Prevention Services. (Creative Associates; May-August 2009).
In the framework of the Coordinated Action Against Human Trafficking (CAAHT) Program, the Creative Associates International (CAI) contracted ANTTARC to conduct the two assessment studies relating to the impact of CAAHT regarding (a) Coordination and Capacity Building with Grantees and (b) Prevention Services. The assessment methodology was based on the appreciative inquiry approach.
Regarding the Coordination and Capacity Building with Grantees, the assessment objectives were: (1) To assess the impact of CAAHT coordination methodology and activities; (2) To identify which coordination techniques are most effective; and (3) To assess the impact of CAAHT capacity building efforts on project partners. The assessment focused on two components:
- Coordination of anti-trafficking (AT) actions. Main information collection methods included review of relevant documentation, individual interviews, and one assessment workshop. 92 people representing 71 organizations (central and local government institutions, non-profit organizations, and intergovernmental organizations in all 12 regions of Albania) were interviewed during May-July 2009. Interviews questionnaires were designed and administered based on the appreciative inquiry approach. 28 people representing 14 governmental institutions and 7 non-profit organizations have participated in the assessment workshop. The assessment focused on: Factors that help coordination of AT actions Coordination by CAAHT of AT efforts; Coordination of policies and procedures of institutions involved in AT by CAAHT; CAAHT strategies and methods to coordinate AT; and Contribution of CAAHT to increase AT knowledge.
- Capacity building with grantees. Review of relevant documentation and individual interviews were the methods that were used to collect the information. 30 people representing 14 NPOs and 9 governmental institutions were interviewed. Assessment focused on: CAAHT assistance in organizational planning; CAAHT assistance in organizational management; CAAHT assistance relating to organizational sustainability and public relations; CAAHT assistance in project development and management; Results of CAAHT capacity building activities focusing on AT; and Impact of CAAHT capacity building.
Regarding the Prevention Services, the assessment objectives included: a) Assessment of the impact of CAAHT grantee prevention services; and b) Identification of which prevention service techniques were most effective. 140 beneficiaries including 112 adults (over 18 years old) and 28 adolescents (12-17 years old) as well as 12 NPO staff were interviewed during May-July 2009. Interviews focused on the effectiveness of main anti-trafficking prevention services: Vocational training; Group and individual counseling; Remedial education; Employment placement; and Small business support. The report presented conclusions and recommendations relating to: Participation in anti-trafficking prevention prevention services; Benefit from anti-trafficking prevention services; Prevention services from which people have benefited most; Family support to participate in anti-trafficking prevention services; Usefulness of anti-trafficking prevention services for other people; Improvement of prevention services and their methods; Impact of anti-trafficking prevention services; and Results of anti-trafficking prevention services according to service providers.