IOD PARC designed and facilitated the implementation of a developmental Monitoring & Evaluation system for the Safe Families programme in the Solomon Islands. It was a three-year DFAT-funded, project aimed at preventing family violence and supporting those affected by it.
The Monitoring & Evaluation process involved the implementing patners (Oxfam Solomon Islands, the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA), Solomon Islands National Council of Women (NCW) and Vois Blo Mere (a Solomon Islands media organisation focused on women’s empowerment), men and women from the participating communities, as well as the multi-sector Family Protection Provincial Alliances established in two provinces. Together with IOD PARC and the lead implementing partners, the donor(DFAT Solomon Islands) formed part of the project Steering Group.
The Monitoring & Evaluation system implementation was book-ended by baseline and endline surveys that were conducted in October 2015 and October 2017 in the five communities that were first involved in the program. At six-monthly intervals, the Monitoring & Evaluation team facilitated a series of participatory action workshops with men and women in the participating communities, as well as provincial and national implementing teams, to reflect on progress, lessons, challenges and ways to improve the program. The process was aimed at strengthening the capability of key project stakeholders to ask and address evaluative questions about the project in an evidence-informed manner, and to continuously improve the project accordingly.