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Final evaluation in Benin

Country

Benin

Year

2023

Assignment

Final evaluation in Benin

Theme

Young Employment – Culture – Tourism - Gender

Scope of Final evaluation in Benin

Based on a logic of targeted training-action and production, the project aims to strengthen the professional integration of young people in the promising sectors of digital technologies, and the promotion of culture, patrimony and tourism. Ultimately, the young people trained as part of this large-scale project, which will have an impact on the southern region of the country, will form a network of multi-skilled guides diversification of Benin’s tour offerings. At the end of year 2 of the project’s implementation, the annual evaluation was commissioned to enrich knowledge and make information to improve the continuation of the intervention. The project was implemented in the commune of Porto-Novo, Ouémé department, Republic of Benin.

Methodology of Final evaluation in Benin

The research methodology used is a mixed one (quantitative and qualitative), enabling knowledge to be generated to meet the expectations of the project’s various stakeholders, and implemented using an inclusive, gender-sensitive approach based on conflict dynamics. In addition, to meet the relevant evaluation requirements, the analysis was based on the OECD/DAC evaluation criteria. Data collection took place in the commune of Porto-Novo, the project’s intervention zone. Armel Oguniyi, Senior Evaluator and Founder at ar-mel directed the assignment as the Lead Consultant.

Outcomes of Final evaluation in Benin

The final evaluation revealed the project’s effectiveness. The objectives have been achieved and most of the young beneficiary’s needs have been satisfied. In a spirit of empowerment, the beneficiaries were helped to become agents of change within their communities, thus guaranteeing the sustainability of the project’s actions. They are now in a position to apply their skills in a group dynamic to promote Beninese culture, heritage and tourism.

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