End of Project Evaluation of Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project Phase I
The Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project (MPRLP) was operational in tribal districts of the State. The project aimed at protecting and augmenting livelihoods of the poorest in these target districts. The first phase of the project was implemented in 822 villages of eight identified districts namely Badwani, Dhar, Jhabua, Mandla, Dindori, Anuppur, Shahdol and Sheopur. The project was supported by Department of International Development (DFID and Government of United Kingdom. The evaluation objectives were to assess the salient project outcomes and impacts thereof in consonance with the project design. The scope of work were:
• To evaluate attainment of project purpose and its contribution to project goal with respect to the project log frame.
• To attribute the observed change to project activities
• To identify causal factors contributing towards change
Sambodhi conducted household surveys and interviews in project and control areas. Post data collection Sambodhi was responsible for the analysis of the data and submission of a final report with the major findings of the study. Sambodhi used a mixed design approach with judicious mix of qualitative and quantitative component in order to achieve the studies evaluation components. With a quasi-experimental design, the specific tools included Household Schedule, Focus Groups Discussions, In-depth Interview and review of project documentation were brought into use.