Our most recent evaluation was completed in October 2012. Download the report by independent evaluators the IDL group.

The previous evaluation was carried out from July-September 2010. You can read a short summary of the main findings or download the full report, Evaluation of the Progressio-DFID Programme Partnership Agreement: Final Report.

An independent review of our policy and campaigns work on illegal logging from 2008 to 2011 was completed in December 2011. You can read a short summary of the main findings or download the full report.

A review of the effectiveness of our work on gender was carried out in 2012.

Some recent evaluations of specific projects in our country programmes include:

Conserving our Land, Producing our Food April 2014, by Centre for Research and Development Solutions (CRDS)

Conserving our Land, Producing our Food: Sustainable Management of Land and Forests in Malawi & Zimbabwe April 2014, by Centre for Research and Development Solutions (CRDS)

Participation and Effective Governance in Somaliland Assessment Report, by Emilia Rossi

Action for Better Governance Zimbabwe, external evaluation, by FORD

Capacity building of civil society organisations in Hodeidah and Aden, Yemen

Citizen participation in local governance in Aden, Yemen

Raising women’s voices: Advocating for women’s rights in Timor-Leste: project synopsis and monitoring report

We have also received a positive report on the pilot phase of International Citizen Service

A simple model for social return on investment (SROI) in a hard to measure area & potential lessons for the sector

(Value for money & Progressio people powered development)

The SROI is an important emerging area for demonstrating social impact of investments in international development, and builds on other voluntary sector models. 
This is a practical example from Progressio’s experience that may be of use to other NGOs and global South partners. 

International NGO Partner Survey

We participate in the Keystone survey into how well we (as an international organisation) carry out our role in our partnerships with local organisations in the countries where we work.

In the 2010 survey Progressio was rated as average or above average in relation to financial support, capacity building support, administration, relationships, and understanding and learning. The report says: "Progressio UK’s relationships with its respondents are rated particularly highly. Respondents ... are involved in shaping Progressio’s strategy. They feel that Progressio listens and responds well to their concerns and that staff are respectful, helpful and capable."

You can download the 2010 Keystone Performance Survey Partner Feedback Report: Progressio in full; key findings are on pages 8 to 9.

The findings from the next survey (2012) show that partners are less satisfied with our work than previously. While many partners remain positive, there was a higher level of negative feedback than previously. We are committed to maintaining strong and meaningful relationships with all our partners and are addressing the issues raised in order to identify ways in which we can improve.

You can download the 2012 Keystone Survey Report for Progressio; conclusions and recommendations are on page 11.