The Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) project aims to build skills or Renewable Energy (RE), Energy Efficiency (EE) and Regional Energy Integration (REI). The SESA project was a build-up from the recent Skills Development for the Renewable Energy Sector (SkiDRES) project which was focusing on the development of skilled labour in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors of Zambia. The baseline survey for a 3-year Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) project was conducted from August through October 2021.
The educational performance of adolescent girls remains hindered by several barriers including household food and nutrition insecurity, lack of access to menstrual hygiene products, inadequate girl and disability friendly WASH facilities in schools, overwhelming household chores, and social norms such as early marriage and teenage pregnancies.
Under this assignment MDS in partnership with ActivQuest is implementing an MTF energy survey covering all ESWATINI,
Following a request from the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) to UNICEF to support the review of the current plan for the elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (eMTCT) of HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis B and to support the development of a new plan,
Muthengo Development Solutions was contracted to provide capacity building services also known as Learning and Mentorship; in Governance , Organizational Development and Leadership (Governance) for Education Out Lou (EOL) grantees in the East and Southern African Region under its Regional Management Unit
The project aims to improve access to safe water by pupils and communities in the catchment areas of twenty-seven (27) satellite schools in three districts of Hurungwe, Mberengwa and Binga.
The purpose of this assignment was to develop an organisational Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and System which will be used to inform ZWRCN programmes, at the same time develop a theory of change clearly showing the strategic programmatic direction of the organisation.
Design and implement baseline surveys: This includes all the pre-survey activities, starting from sample design, sampling/replacement methodology to customizing/translating questionnaires, recruiting and training the interviewers/field supervisors, and piloting/field testing.
The purpose of this project was to evaluate the perfomance of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Southern Africa 2013 - 2016, "RPSA" .
The evaluation entailed Document Review, Key Informant Interviews, visits to project sites, interviews/focus group discussions and a feedback workshop with LGN III team
This was a Mid term evaluation of the joint programme between UNWOMEN and UNICEF, the JPGBV.
The project was aimed at undertaking a comprehensive stocktaking of the NAP process and identifying national and sectoral information available on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation and assessing gaps and needs of the enabling environment for the NAP process.
The project sought to improve quality, usefulness and impact of the research reported by stakeholders including advocates and policymakers.
The consultant was contracted to 1) Undertake a review of the relevant information that provides credible information on the state of womens access to energy, with special focus on renewable energy.
MDS was contracted to provide the following services in relation to the FAYA Evalution Kenya and Tanzania
The consultancy was aimed at undertaking an assessment of the current level of vulnerabilities and resilience measures in place in targeted communities by this action.
The scope of this assignment was to conduct the Media and Information habits, consupmtion and perception in Zimbabwe survey.
The objective of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative in Southern Africa (PhaseII) was to improve food security and resilienceof food insecure and vulnerable farmers to enable them to achieve sustainable food production through an intergrated risk management approach over a multi year time scale.
MDS supported UNICEF in conducting an investigative formative research across all the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe to iunderstand the range of challenges faced by in and out of school girls during menstration as well as the determinants of those challenges.
The purpose of the end of support evauation was to systematically review implementation of the Business Plan, document concrete achievements, identify bottlenecks and lessons learnt and make recommendations for consideration in the implementation of the 2016 - 2020 HIV, SRH, TB and Malaria Programme Intergration Business Plan.
This end of project evaluation targeted Shamva and Makoni Districts.
The purpose of this evaluation was to measureproject effectiveness and outcomes measured against the goals, objectives, expected results and outputs set forth.
MDS facilitated the Costed Development of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Operational Plan for Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe Private Sector HIV and Wellness (ZIPSHAW) Board was established in 2011 to coordinate and strengthen the private sector response to HIV and AIDS, Wellness, and TB programmes.
Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in collaboration with Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC), with technical and financial support from the United Nations Population Fund recently concluded the following three documents: i) Family Planning Strategy ii) CIP study iii) IUCD Study.
MDS established curricula to guide an integrated, harmonized and standardized National Case Management System, NSCM (at various levels) for the care and protection of children that facilitates access to social welfare, social protection, and justice and health services.
MDS was contracted to undertake a Mid Term Evaluation of the Joint Programme on Prevention of Gender Based Violence (JPGBV) Against Young Women and Adolescent Girls.
Finalization of the National Comprehensive Condom Programme Operational Plan reporting to the MOHCC AIDS and TB Unit in collaboration with UNFPA
In 2016, with support from UNFPA and other partners, the Government of Zimbabwe commissioned, through the MoHCC and the National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Coordination Forum, the process of developing national guidelines on the provision of youth friendly clinical SRH services in line with the 2015
Development Solutions supported this end of project review which was conducted jointly by UN Women and UNICEF. The Joint programme aimed at addressing GBV against young women and adolescent girls. It had three outcomes
The purpose of the assignment was to have in place a harmonised and standardised case management practice for the care and protection of children that facilitates access to social welfare, social protection, and justice and health services.
The purpose of the implementation plan is to provide a clear course of action structured around the technical and advocacy components of the national STI Strategy. This document details specific actions within each objective of the STI Strategy.
The evaluation reviewed the 2014 - 2018 Institutional Strategic Plan to ascertain wether the overall goals, specific objectives and strategies including the theory of change were appropriate and effective.
The overall objective of the consultancy was to conduct a Capacity Assessment of Informal Economy Associations (IEA) to identify areas for organizational improvement to strengthen the IEA's capacity to facilitate access to comprehensive knowledge on HIV/AIDS, intergrated HIV services, and commodities to informal economy workers.
The existing National Family Planning Advocacy and Communication Strategy (2012-2015) expired, hence generated need for the review and development of a new advocacy strategy.
Emergency Response to Improve the Food and Shelter Situation of Conflict Affected IDPs, Returnees, and Host Communities and Reduction of the Risk of Flooding in Twic East, Duk, Uror, Ayod and Bor South Counties in Jonglei State, South Sudan.
The Zimbabwe Joint Humanitarian Response 2 proramme was a humanitarian response project which was implemented by a consortium of seven members of the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) a consortium led by Oxfam.
Consultancy service aimed at delivering comprehensive Organisational Development support to each of the selected youth-led Organisations; from assessing capacity needs of organisations, to developing tailored capacity building plans and training of staff in organisations.
The consultancy was engaged on carrying out an Evaluation of the 2014-2018 Parliament of Zimbabwe Strategic Plan and the Design of the 2019-2023 Parliament of Zimbabwe Institutional Strategic Plan.
MDS was hired as technical expert to provide gender technical assistance to the Ministry Of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development to build the capacity of the line ministries in the ZIMASSET food and nutrition cluster to use the national gender equality and women empowerment (GEWE) M&E framework to engender their quarterly reporting on ZimASSET.
MDS provided evaluation services for the Drought Cash Transfer Program, which covered 10 counties of Kenya at a cost EUR3.2million. The project implemented unconditional cash transfers and sought to strengthen coordination of cash transfer programming at national and sub-national levels.
MDS was contracted by UNESCO to conduct a Health Facility Assessment in twelve selected higher and tertiary education institutions (HTEIs) in Zimbabwe, under the “Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3 Plus)”.
This assignment aimed to improve education in host communities and to increase the ability of young people to access economic and employment opportunities.
MDS was contracted by the World Bank to conduct a Global Multi-tier Measurement of Access to Energy Survey (Household) in Zimbabwe.
In partnership with Mokoro, MDS conducted the Evaluation of Government of the Republic of Zambia - UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation, 2016 - 2021.
In partnership with Mokoro, MDS conducted an independent impact study for the School Improvement Grant (SIG) in Zimbabwe. The School Improvement Grants were received by over 4500 schools across Zimbabwe, representing more than half the schools in the country.
The purpose of the assignment was to carry out a study of the impact of NTFP interventions under the ZRBF-funded BRACT program with the aim of identifying both positive and negative impacts on household incomes, reselience strategies and natural resource conservation.
According to UNICEF’s Evaluation Policy 2018, every UNICEF Country Programme must be evaluated at least once during every two country programme cycles. As the Zambia Country Programme (2016-2021) neared completion,
The School Improvement Grant (SIG) programme aims to provide financially constrained schools with enough resources to address their most basic needs and to meet a minimum set of school functionality criteria with the aim of improving the quality of teaching and learning at the school level and reducing user fee costs for vulnerable children.
The assignment sought to develop a national framework that will guide the Government of Zimbabwe on the support and institutionalisation of a WASH monitoring system within the government Rural WASH monitoring systems.
MDS was contracted to provide Learning Coordination support to Comic Relief's ten funded partners (and their delivery partners) on the 'Levelling the Field 2.0' programme and Comic Relief.
This project entailed Civil Society strengthening for 25 partners of Bread for the World in Zimbabwe: Financial Management, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL).
The assignment was aimed at assessing the extent to which the mandated SYP programme outputs and outcomes have been achieved, offering an insight on program strengths and flaws using the Results Based Management Model and a mixed methods approach.
UNICEF engaged Muthengo Development Solutions to develop the national framework to guide and support Government on the institutionalization of the WASH monitoring system.
Muthengo Development Solutions was the qualitative fieldwork implementer for the review of targeting approaches and mechanisms of social assistance programmes in Zimbabwe and towards social cohesion in communities.
The purpose of this Longitudinal Study is to improve understanding of transition from primary to secondary school and survival within the Zimbabwean education system.
As part of a four year regional programme, HIVOs is building stronger and more sustainable organisations trhough a capacity building programme.
The purpose of the evaluation was to generate substantive evidence and lessons learnt on the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, gender, and equity focus of the Afya Bora ya Mama na Mtoto project.
MDS undertook a qualitative study of informal social protection mechanisms with the objective of understanding what informal mechanisms exist in selected localities, how they function, how they deal with covariate shocks, who they include and exclude and crucially, what kind of support they might require.
This assignment was to support the development of a new country strategy 2020 - 2024. Following the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, MdM was in contact with various stakeholders who expressed potential needs related to health issues in the Chimanimani district.
This was a Joint assessment on Education in Emergencies (JA-EiE) in a bid to coordinate disaster preparedness in schools by developing a more comprehensive appreciation of emergencies and their impact on children.
This summative evaluation was commissioned by UNICEF and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.
The endline evaluation was conducted through quantitative and qualitative data collection. The evaluation provided statistically representative endline values against key indicators (including, but not limited to , those in the logical framework matrix (LFM) that were compared to the endline statistics to assess level of achievement and non achievement.
This evaluation reviewed the 2014 - 2018 Institutional Strategic Plan to ascertain whether the overall goals, specific obectives and strategies including the theory of change were appropriate and effective.
The primary obective of the Project Completion and Performance Evaluation (PCPE) was to review implementation and development results of the SITA project and identify lessons learnt in designing and managing future programs.
The Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI) project implemented from 2013 ending in 2019, iwas a food security focused initiative that aims to ensure that participating farmers, particularly women and the communities in which they reside, are more food secure through seed diversity and security.
The Intergrated Food, Nutrition and Income security project was implemented in Binga and Hwange by a consortium of 3 NGOs (SNV, CAFOD AND Environment Africa) with SNV being the lead organisation.
The purpose of this assignment was to conduct qualitative and quantitative research on women's access to justice in Zimbabwe examining lessons learnt from ZWLA's programme of work and gathering further data to fill in gaps.
The project focused on mainstreaming disability in HIV treatment with adolescents using the Zvandiri model.
MDS experts designed and implemented the evaluation.
Assignment entailed conducting a situation analysis of Healthy Ageing in Zimbabwe.
This assignment sought to develop a new ASRH strategy for strengthening ASRHR information and services for 2020.
MDS was tasked to investigate and understand the range of challenges faced by in and out of school girls during menstruation as well as the determinants of those challenges across a range of settings and cultural contexts in rural and urban Zimbabwe.
Provision of an update of the Situation of Children’s and Women’s Rights in Zimbabwe from a rightsbased, gender and equity-focused approach
MDS was contracted to conduct Health Facility Assessments across 10 higher and tertiary education institutions (HTEIs) in Zimbabwe. The UNESCO, Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3 Plus) project, sought to ensure that young people in higher and tertiary education institutions (HTEIs) in Zambia and Zimbabwe realize positive health,
Support the Ministry of Women Affairs Gender and Community Development (MWAGCD) to pilot the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment M&E Framework with the line ministries within the Food Security and Nutrition Cluster under the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation, 2013-2018 (Zim Asset).