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2008 Mozambique: Joint civil society and child rights programme data collection exercise


Executive summary


The SIDA/UNICEF Joint Civil Society and Child Rights Programme aims at strengthening civil society in the realisation and protection of children’s rights by enhancing the capacity of partners and other duty bearers to implement programmes and policies that adhere to human and child rights based approaches. The initiative includes three broad focus areas, Institutional, Capacity Building, Advocacy and Legal Framework and Social Mobilisation. The
expected results of the Joint Civil Society Programme are outlined in the Programme’s Logframe.

In 2008 the UNICEF-SIDA Joint Programme was close to half way into the implementation of activities. The present survey will collect primary and secondary data on a number of output and outcome indicators related to the Programme.


Firstly, this exercise served to take stock of the Joint Programme to date which will support and guide the planning process and future implementation of the Programme. Secondly it will, together with the end-of-programme evaluation,
provide a key reference to assess the extent to which the Joint Civil Society Programme has achieved the expected results and contributed to the increased capacity of the Government of Mozambique and other duty bearers to respect,
protect and fulfill children’s rights.

Following is the list of indicators for which data was collected as part of this exercise:

  1. Percentage of partners whose organisational capacity has increased by at least one point (in a 1-4 scale) in the McKinsey capacity assessment grid (with reference to grid used by FDC in 2006
  2. Percentage of partner organisations that have in place an M&E system/plan of good quality (quality assessed on the basis of a number of pre-defined characteristic such as: i) make use of programme log-frame or similar planning
    and management tools; ii) assign clear M&E responsibilities to staff (both for programme staff and at central level; iii) identify appropriate data collection tools; iv) include clear provision of data flow, data management and use of
  3. Extent to which human-right based approach principles are applied throughout the programming process.
  4. Quality of the advocacy and lobbying activities of CBO and CSO partners.


The present survey was conducted employing an adequate mix of qualitative and quantitative techniques. The consultant/consultancy firm selected for this was required to develop the data collection tools for each indicator selected. With
specific reference to indicator 2, 3 and 4 above, the questionnaires were designed in such a way as to access capacity of partners in 2005, prior to the implementation of the Joint Civil Society Programme as well as to take stock of
progress of mid 2008. The methodology adopted a triangulated process whereby assessments are shared across various stakeholder groups and other data sources in order to be determined as valid findings. 

Data on indicators will be collected in 13 non-governmental organisations and a selected number of their partners networks, totalling 23 organisations, all of which are based in Maputo City. The list was provided to the consultant by UNICEF Mozambique.

Findings and Conclusions:

  • The organisations show a basic capacity of monitoring and evaluation
  • The organisations show medium organisational capacity
  • On average the organisations show medium capacity in applying the principles of HRBAP in their activities
  • On average the organisations show a medium capacity of advocacy and lobbying
  • The capacity of all organisations increased from 2007 to 2008 at least in one indicator.
  • Monitoring and evaluation saw the most significant capacity increase from 2007 and 2008
  • 13% (3) of the organisations increased by 0.50 points in the Mckinsy Grid, in their capacity to apply HRBAP in their activities and in the quality of advocacy and lobbying activities
  • 35% (8) of the organisations increased at least 0.50 points in m&e capacity


  • Increase efforts in building organisational capacity, through targeted interventions such as workshops and ongoing TA to programme partners
  • Explore the possibility of providing technical assistance on fundraising and resource mobilisation to all partners
  • Replicate best practices related to M&E amongst programme partners

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