South Sudan Access to Justice Programme (ATJP)
2015-2019; South Sudan; DFID and British Council
Itad is part of a British Council-led consortium contracted by DFID to manage the inception and implementation phases of its new Access to Justice Programme (ATJP) in South Sudan, which will be implemented over five years.
Following the outbreak of conflict in December 2013, DFID South Sudan initiated a reassessment of its strategic objectives and a review of the practical ability of existing programmes to deliver in the new environment. This process informed DFID South Sudan’s Interim Strategy to March 2015 which aims to respond to the human impact of the crisis and safeguard the most vulnerable, through increased humanitarian programming and continued support for basic services, including security and justice. ATJP is a pilot programme which seeks to deliver justice as a basic service direct to targeted communities, working primarily with civil society and community-based networks, including women’s groups, tribal/community leaders and media campaigners. Selected Government of the Republic of South Sudan Justice Sector institutions may also benefit to support justice delivery at the community level.
Itad is providing specialist knowledge around M&E and value for money (VFM). Our approach to the design of the M&E strategic framework builds on the work already conducted during the design stage of ATJP – the theory of change analysis, logframe revisions, indicator development and business case design – and centres on the development of a comprehensive strategy for measuring results, using evidence and learning to drive programme decisions, and demonstrating value for money. It consists of four steps:
1) Undertaking a political economy analysis combined with a comprehensive conflict analysis in order to understand the drivers of conflict in the targeted intervention areas and the needs of those groups the programme seeks to benefit;
2) Developing a framework to strengthen the measurement and management of value for money (VFM) throughout the life of the programme, through the development of VFM indicators across the results chain measuring the “4 Es” of economy, efficiency, effectiveness and equity;
3) Designing a number of baseline studies to be carried out in the inception phase in order to gather baseline data against the logframe indicators;
4) Establishing a comprehensive M&E framework and strategy for the implementation phase.
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