Final Evaluation of the Mawe Tatu II Programme
The results of the final evaluation of the Mawe Tatu II programme show considerable successes. In all project areas , the majority of women, young people and men are aware of gender equality, entrepreneurship of women and young people, the importance of the participation of women and girls in local decision-making bodies and in the family, the link between the reproductive role and the productive role.
Considerable changes are visible and witnessed in communities for the majority of the programme's theory of change trajectories. This was made possible by the flagship activities of the programme including the organisation of women and young people in Village Savings Loans and Associations (VSLAs), on-the-job and advanced training in entrepreneurship and other cross-cutting themes, support for the business plans of some entrepreneurs, the Boys' and men's reflection groups on positive masculinity, dialogues/discussions on social norms prioritized at the beginning of the programme, and the provision of reproductive health services in health centres. Training on cross-cutting themes Including entrepreneurship, women's leadership, conflict management, family planning, gender, equity and diversity, climate change and social norms were provided.
Women were able to improve their socio-economic status and influence decisions affecting their households and communities. The adoption of positive masculinity by men and boys has effectively led to increased acceptance and support from women and young entrepreneurs.
In short, the Mawe Tatu II partnership was a learning experience, a sharing of capacities that helped all members to become competitive in the research market for funding.
This evaluation took place when the M23 and the FARDC were fighting in North-Kivu. That led to the exclusion of Rutshuru, one of the implementation areas. In South-Kivu, evaluators were able to reach all health zones targetted by the Mawe Tatu II project.
This report is approved and recommendations/lessons learned will be taken into consideration in the implementation of the new porject (TUMA+) implemented by Care.