Evaluation of the District-Wide Assistance Program in Northern Ghana


The firm mobilized a seven-person team of international and local consultants to evaluate the District-Wide Assistance Program, a joint effort of CIDA and Ghana’s Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development using funds transfer to strengthen the planning and management in poverty reduction and livelihoods of 38 District Assemblies.


The evaluation involved a scoping phase; extensive document review; key-person interviews at the national, regional and district levels; onsite fieldwork in 12 case-study districts; logic-model analysis; special attention to the gender dimensions of project performance; regional and national validation workshops to present findings and recommendations; and a set of 22 recommendations to key stakeholders for action to improve and extend the program.