Lead Consultant: Ricardo Sole Arques
Evaluation of UNICEF’s Child Survival Programme in Mauritania
In collaboration with local partner BAC-santé, Dahlia has evaluated UNICEF’s Child Survival Programme (CSP) in Mauritania for the 2012-2013 period.
With nearly half its population living below the poverty line, Mauritania is deeply afflicted by high rates of child mortality, cyclical food insecurity and weak devolved and decentralised structures which complicate efforts by development programmes to reach the most vulnerable segments of the population.
Against this backdrop, the Evaluation aims to improve the performance and design of the country’s overarching Child Survival Programme, notably by identifying and documenting good practices and contributing to organisational learning.
The evaluation assesses UNICEF’s contribution to the integration of child rights in national policies and strategies for child survival; analyse the adequacy of the programme’s results, resources and positioning; examine the relevance, coherence and effectiveness of UNICEF’s interventions in terms of supporting national partners; and provide recommendations for the improvement of the Programme as a whole.