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EXECUTIVE SUMMARYINTRODUCTIONKOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION METHODOLOGYFINDINGSi


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONii RECOMMENDATIONS


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONCONCLUSION”s”iii


I. IntroductionBACKGROUNDKOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION 5 1


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION CIVIL SOCIETY CONTEXT 2


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONMETHODOLOGYDESCRIPTION OF PROJECT 3


II.Evaluation and FindingsPROJECT GOALSKOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONComponent 1: Improving the legal framework and cultivating NGO-government partnershipsvironment” 5


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION”sm” in civilComponent 2: Stimulating advocacy successes through multi-layered assistance”Component 3: Providing customized capacity-building assistance6


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION,”nds on”7


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONComponent 4: Prioritizing outreach to and inclusion of Kosovo Serb NGOsFINDINGS ”8


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION”,””Relations between government and CSOs are relatively good. 9


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION10rship”over


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION11”ople.”rship”


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONCivil society reflects an emphasis on consensus rather than pluralism. sine qua non12


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONons” 13


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONIII. RecommendationsUpdate its approach to support for civil society by adopting a strategy that focuses moreeffectively on advocacy, and develop an exit strategy. ion”ss” mode,”Give direct USAID grants to a smaller number of larger local CSOs, in order to improvetheir interest articulation and representation, including technical assistance forcapacity building in this field using local or regional outside consultants without intermediationof an American partner.14


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION15inal”rship”rs,”


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONEncourage NGOs to strengthen advocating capacity through interest representationand constituency development.forSupport other USAID strategic objectives (Economic Growth, Local Government,Youth, Rule of Law) directly and include interest representation-focused technical assistanceto NGOs working in those fields as well.””16


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION””m” crtise””Recognize that CSOs will not only focus on a breadth of issues, but represent a rangeof opinions and begin to transition the country, and civil society, away from too muchemphasis on consensus.17


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONEncourage NGOs to reach across ethnic lines based on shared interests. s”Do not pursue an advocacy or interest-based strategy north of the Ibar, but supportservice-oriented CSOs through a different program.18


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION19


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONIV.Conclusiond”rs”s”20


APPENDIX A: PERSONS CONSULTEDKOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONName of Organization/InstitutionContact personA1


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONAPPENDIX B: DOCUMENTS CONSULTEDB1


APPENDIX C: SCOPE OF WORKKOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONScope of WorkEvaluation of Kosovo Civil Society Strengthening Program (CSSP)IQC with Democracy InternationalA. Purpose of the EvaluationB. BackgroundCivil Society in KosovoUSAID Civil Society Programming in KosovoEast-West Management Institute (EWMI):International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX): C1


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONInstitute for Sustainable Communities (ISC):e”Component 1: Improving the Legal Framework and Cultivating NGO-Government PartnershipsComponent 2D2


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONComponent 3: Providing Customized Capacity Building AssistanceComponent 4: Prioritizing Outreach and Inclusion of Kosovo Serb NGOs 8. 13. P)”C3


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION• ”, a• • • • • • • • • • • • o o D4


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION• • • • • D. Evaluation Methodology C5


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATION Appendix AAppendix B E. Evaluation Team Composition• • • F. Schedule and LogisticsD6


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONG. Deliverables • • • C7


KOSOVO CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENINGPROJECT EVALUATIONU.S. Agency for International Development1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20523Tel: (202) 712-0000Fax: (202) 216-3524www.usaid.govD2

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