During 2010, two separate programme evaluations were undertaken on two of Geneva Call’s most challenging programmes: Burma/Myanmar and Colombia.
The evaluations concluded that Geneva Call is achieving its objectives, despite significant obstacles due to complex and challenging working environments, with consistent successes in its core activity of dialogue with ANSAs.
The evaluations also encourage Geneva Call to further improve its co-ordinated approach to Public Advocacy on the international level, and to make its activities and experiences visible and accessible to a wider audience.
The recent evaluations showed that Geneva Call’s results are based on the level of short- and mid-term outcomes. This can be perceived as laying the foundations for the future - the evaluators recommended that Geneva Call apply a Theory of Change model in future, in order to better measure the progress and effects of projects in the longer term. This methodology means that Geneva Call could review how its activities result over time, in the desired changes in policy, and in people’s lives.