04 April 13
P. Tripura and A. Hasan
Project/Program: The overarching goal of the Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) is to ensure sustainable rural livelihoods by reducing rural poverty and vulnerability caused by socio-economic and natural factors. The program formed a civil society network to engage small and marginalised farmers; promote underprivileged peoplesâ€™ rights in national macro-economic policies and trade agreements; and achieve a national climate change plan to ensure equitable justice in a global context.
Evaluation methodology: The evaluation scope covered all program activities from 2007 to 2013. A participatory approach was taken to maximise stakeholder mutual learning and representation. Methods included a document review and stakeholdersâ€™ input from focus groups, key informant interviews, and consultation meetings. Stakeholder sampling was purposeful to capture the perspectives of all involved.
Achievements: The program successfully engaged and mobilised a large number of local organisations (around 250) across the country, and was able to bring small agricultural producers centre stage in the policy arena. Of particular success was the programâ€™s achievements in influencing climate change policy and action at both national and international levels.