Integral Security Programme: Mid Term Evaluation, Evolution of the Baseline and victimization Diagnostic

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  • Dates (start/end) : September 2010 – April 2011
    Overall project value (EUR): 99,690 + 20,000 (US$)
    Origin of funding: IADB
    Name of client: Gov of Panama Security Office/ IADB
    Name of consortium members: ILSED/INECIP
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    Indicators and surveys in the region clearly show that violence and insecurity represent obstacles to Human Rights as well as for the generation of better development conditions, affecting also the democratic governance processes; in this context the Project proposes an inclusive and integral approach which should allow:
    working on the social prevention of violence, crime as well as the reduction of risk elements;
    Strengthening the institutional capacities of regional governments , at local, provincial and national level, for the design, implementation and evaluation of related public policies, programmes and projects.

    General and specific objectives:
    1. Evaluation report applies the five DAC criteria for evaluating development assistance: relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability
    – The progress of priority activities and
    – Achieving results in accordance with the objectives of the Program
    1.1. Analyze the effectiveness (opportunity) and efficiency (cost-benefit) of the program.
    1.2. Identify lessons learned, making the necessary recommendations to improve the levels of efficiency and effectiveness.
    1.3. Analyze the implementation phase with respect to the design phase of the program.
    1.4. Analyze the consistency/relevance between the design, structure and procedures for startup of the program and the implementation of the components.
    1.5. State the benefits and lessons learned between the design and implementation of the Program.
    2. Explain and measure the evolution of the security and living conditions as the baseline information of the program in the districts of Panama, San Miguelito, Colón, David, Arraiján and La Chorrera.
    2.2. Revise and implement the surveys used to raise the baseline of the program, existing (2006), updating and adjusting the information obtained in the analysis of data collected and compare both results
    3. Establish the perceptions about violence and crime through the implementation of surveys of a representative sample of population on the districts of Panama, San Miguelito, Colón, David, Arraiján and La Chorrera.
    3.1. Designing surveys of victimization, with comparable variables and indicators, periodically in the districts of
    Panama, San Miguelito, Colón, David, Arraiján and La Chorrera.
    3.2. Getting feedback on what the population and the main institutional authorities perceive the violence and crime and how they evaluate their performance.
    3.3. Design an “indicator of insecurity” to allow comparative studies

    Type of services provided

    Team leader
    Survey Expert
    Evaluation and Juvenile justice expert
    Support staff on site
    Staff for survey implementation

    Evaluation (focus groups, workshops, interviews)
    Baseline evolution (survey)
    Victimization diagnostic (survey)