During Programme Implementation

Midline surveys are typically undertaken to assess the progress made and whether the milestones are being crossed as planned. We at ISRF design midline surveys in a way that, it not only identifies hurdles and challenges that require some tweaking and corrective action, but also the enabling factors which could be a part of the organization’s learning process. We are a trusted partner to funders who want reliable and independent data collection and analysis.

Project: Mid-term Evaluation of Swallow’s India programme: ISRF was engaged as field partner to conduct the mid-term evaluation in three states – Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka for Swallows, a non-profit development organisation headquartered in Lund, Sweden.

It was a five-year project implemented in India and Dhaka in 2017 as it aimed at addressing structural inequalities to bring about qualitative changes in the lives of the most marginalized communities like – Dalits, indigenous people and women. The mid-term evaluation involved conducting household interviews, key informant interviews (KIIs) and in depth interviews at both organizational and in the field level in 25 villages in three states Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The study was conducted between November 2019 and  March 2020.

Besides midline surveys, ISRF also undertakes periodic monitoring of projects and programmes. For longer duration projects, ISRF recommends monitoring to be incorporated at the programme design stage itself to reap full benefits. As a third party consultant, we act as a link between the implementation team, the funder, the beneficiaries and other stakeholders.