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The Diakonia led Strengthened Accountability Program (SAP II) in Zambia programme is implemented in accordance with Diakonia´s Strategy for Change and the guiding principles using three (3) components: 1) Awareness and knowledge building, 2) Organisation/mobilisation of RH and CSOs, and 3) Collective Action/advocacy.

The intervention seeks to ensure that the targeted duty bearers (government officials, local authority, mining companies, traditional leaders) are transparent and are accountable to Right Holders (RH) in the equitable administration and governance of national resources (including natural resources). To achieve the above objective, the program is segmented in 3 result areas focusing on Gender Equity and Equality, National Resource Management as well as Social and Environmental Accountability. The program uses a rights-based approach and interventions are aimed at empowering rights holders to participate in development and decision making processes with special attention on women and the youth. Further, the program works at influencing the process of demanding for inclusive participation, transparency and accountability by the duty bearers at district, provincial and national level. Some of key stakeholders that the programme interacts with include State Institutions, district and local authorities, Corporate Sector (Mining Companies), CSOs, Traditional and Faith leaders, Media, the church groups and small-scale miners.

The program is being implemented in four provinces of Copperbelt, Luapula, North Western and Southern. A total of thirteen (13)Districts are targeted and these include: Mansa, Lufwanyama, Mushindamo, Solwezi, Kalumbila, Mwinilunga, Ikelenge, Kasempa, Mufumbwe, Zambezi, Chavuma, Kalomo and Zimba.

The purpose of the evaluation is to help the Diakonia Zambia as well as implementing partners  and the Swedish Embassy in Lusaka to evaluate the progress and impact of the SAP II, as well as to provide evidence-based inputs on their respective future decisions. More specifically, the evaluation in intended:

  • To assess the program outcomes in order to determine the extent to which the program has accomplished its results and reached its targeted groups.
  • To determine and document the effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, impact of the interventions and highlighting any limitations with a view to determining relevant and future cooperation between Diakonia and the Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka
  • To identify, document key learnings, good practices and obtain recommendations on how to improve the next phase of the program.
  • To identify and document key change/success stories from the implementation
  • To provide the Swedish Embassy with solid input that can inform decision-making on future support to Diakonia Zambia.  

The primary intended users of the evaluation are Diakonia and its implementing partners, and the Swedish Embassy in Lusaka. The evaluation is to be designed, conducted and reported to meet the needs of the intended users and tenderers shall elaborate in the tender how this will be ensured during the evaluation process.


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