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End of Program Evaluation: 2011-13 'Countering Extremism, Promoting Peace & Religious Tolerance' Grants Program in Pakistan

August 19, 2014

USIP commissioned the evaluation of 07 grants as unified program named 'Countering Extremism and Promoting Peace and Religious Tolerance (CEPPRT)' to AAN Associates, an Islamabad based development consulting firm, specializing in evaluations (www.aanassociates.com). The evaluation is 'Formative' in nature with an expressed purpose to accumulate learning and inform future programming. Moreover, it expected evaluators to assess the USIP grants making processes and systems, recommend changes and facilitate USIP develop an enabling grants development and management system. The evaluation has been carried out using mixed method approach. The overall methodology for the evaluation was based upon a customized modification developed by the consultants of the Systems Dynamic Model (SDM) approach developed by William Ddembe1 . The approach was a practical adaptation of two management cycle models – the Waterfall Model (Sorensen, 1995), and the Research & Development Model (Murphy, 1989). The evaluators gathered relevant secondary and primary information by undertaking extensive secondary sources review and applying multiple yet complementary primary information techniques entailing key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and field visits.