ar-mel (action research, monitoring evaluation and learning) is a think-tank that supports NGOs, governments and UN agencies evidence-based decision making.

Impact evaluation in Benin






Impact assessment of the Batonga Foundation in favor of the emancipation of adolescent girls and women


Empowerment – Girl’s and women's rights – Gender

Scope of Impact evaluation in Benin

The Batonga Foundation is an international organization that has been working for over twenty years to promote the rights of adolescent girls and women, and to achieve greater social justice. At the end of the strategic plan’s programs, the Batonga Foundation commissioned an evaluation to assess the changes to which the various programs had contributed in the lives of participants and communities.

Methodology of Impact evaluation in Benin

Armel Oguniyi, Founder at ar-mel led the mission as the lead researcher. The mixed (quantitative and qualitative) research method was used in an active, participative and inclusive way to ensure that all actors were taken into account. To reach the different elements of the target population (adolescent girls and women), a four-stage stratified survey was chosen. The evaluation was carried out in three municipalities, namely Bohicon, Savalou and Zogbodomey. Through surveys, semi-structured interviews, focus groups and literature reviews, the study objectives were achieved.

Outcomes of Impact evaluation in Benin

An analysis of the various themes shows that significant changes have been observed in the various indicators assessed. Comparing the baseline data for these projects with the endline data supports the changes observed for adolescent girls, women and their communities. In addition, lessons learned, good practices and levers for sustainability have emerged from the implementation of Batonga Foundation programs. The recommendations formulated will enable the foundation to improve its interventions for greater impact. 

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