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The WolfGroup and its Team has extensive experience in evaluations and review of organizations, strategies, business processes and projects. We have been commissioned for evaluations in over 30 countries on behalf of funding partners (including bilaterals, multilaterals and foundations) and implementing agencies including INGOs, national NGOs, governments and corporate entities.

We have been undertaking impact evaluation/contribution analysis with our clients and are adherents of Theory of Change as an accessible means of understanding- and evaluating- the intended effects of projects.
Our associates bring professional expertise in facilitation to our evaluation approach, which foster participative approaches to processes involving multiple stakeholders operating in complex environments. Our associates bring a wide range of proven talent and experience in human rights issues, humanitarian action and international development, advocacy and communications, CSR, social return on investment (SROI) and programme design, monitoring and evaluation.

The WolfGroup's quality assurance system draws on the best practices of the international evaluation community including ALNAP, and the OECD-DAC.

The following is a snapshot of our evaluation clients:

American Red Cross

Mid-term review of the American Red Cross Tsunami Recovery Program, 2005 – 2010. Broad-spectrum review of the strategic and operational effectiveness of a $470 million operation with visits to Washington DC, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

CARE International (CI)

Strategic review of CARE International’s capacity in global advocacy, assessing needs, examining existing resources, identifying lessons learned and developing strategic options to strengthen their capacity and impact. Benchmarking with similar organizations was employed as a means to inform CI decision-making.

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Final evaluation of the project Toward Durable Reintegration Mechanisms in Georgia (2009), an EC-funded technical capacity building project undertaken as part of the Aeneas programme. In 2010, conducted a mid-term evaluation of a capacity development programme for the Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation (MRA ).

Geneva Call

Team leader of an evaluation of the impact of Geneva Call’s engagement with Armed Non-State Actors (NSAs) in Columbia and Myanmar, complemented by a meta-evaluation and development of tools for M&E, resource prioritization and annual planning at the organizational level.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Team leader for a Review of RC/RC Movement Coordination and Cooperation in Syria, identifying good and bad practice and barriers to effective coordination. Findings of the review used to inform reflections on the Seville Agreement and a report destined for statutory meetings in November 2013.

Evaluation of ICRC Prevention programmes in the CIS/FSU to promote International Humanitarian Law (IHL) to governments, armed and security forces and education. Field visits to Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and the Russian Federation, examining 10 years of programming and results (2007).

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Team leader for the evaluation of the Rental Support Cash Programme, assessing the socio-economic impact of implementation by six implementing agencies, using Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology. Collective development of a theory of change/impact map, and subsequent testing/validation before collecting representative data to substantiate calculation of social change generated and drawing conclusions at strategic and operational levels (2012).

OXFAM International (OI).

Reviews of OI's Rights in Crisis (RiC) Campaigns in the DRC that lobbied to end the KIMIA II military operation and influence MONUC mandate renewal (2010), and their efforts to stem the violence against civilians committed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA - 2011). Evaluation of Oxfam International’s ‘Sustainable Development and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)’ project (2011).

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

Evaluation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) progress review framework and the 2009-2011 reporting cycle through the National and Regional HFA Monitor. Results were presented at the Intergovernmental Meeting on the Hyogo Framework for Action progress Reviews in Incheon, Korea (2011).

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Joint evaluation of 5.5 million USD in recovery programming funded by USAID, EU and SIDA. Examined the impact on improved access to social services and contribution to enhancing the confidence building process among local communities.

United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

Evaluation of the SDC-funded Barrier Monitoring Unit, examining project results and developing options for the project’s transition 2013- 16. Facilitated development of the ‘BMU 2.0’ proposal development involving BMU, and the West Bank Field Office (WBFO through a series of workshops to develop organizational strategy and annual action plans, integrating expectations and priorities of its stakeholders.