This report presents the findings of the final external evaluation of the project, “TEAM/TOUR (Team Outreach for Reconciliation) was implemented to produce and air the episodic TV series ‘Team’ (known as Sikka TEAM in Sri Lanka), which merges the global appeal of sport (Cricket) with drama to help transform social attitudes and reduce violent behavior. An abridged version of Sikka Team and small community grants were utilized to implement outreach activities in five Districts. The initiatives worked with women and youth to foster reconciliation and promote stronger interethnic and interreligious relationships between communities.
This is the report of the external evaluation of the project “Citizens in Governance: Promoting Collaboration in Local Governance” Implemented by Search for Common Ground (SFCG) during the period of January 2013 – March 2016. This two year was funded by European Union and was implemented in six districts namely Ampara, Batticaloa, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kandy, and Nuwara-Eliya. The overall objective of this project was to improve local service delivery through increased cooperation between Pradeshiya Sabhas and Non State Actors (NSAs). The project intended to engage with PSs to advocate for better policies and delivery of; to improve the policies and operations of PSs; and to increase collaborative efforts between PSs and local NSAs in the targeted divisions. The evaluation found that i) PSs and NSAs are better able to work together to deliver more effective local services to marginalized and vulnerable populations by the end of the project; ii) there is increased cooperation between target communities, NSAs and PSs to promote improved governance and equitable access to resources and services (e.g. citizen welfare and poverty reduction schemes; and iii) marginalized groups and individuals in targeted communities are able to contribute to PSs processes. There are few lesson learned from the project which are described in detail in the report.
This is the evaluation report of a 15-month project ‘Empowering Women Leaders for Social integration’. The project was implemented by SFCG in partnership with the Ministry of National language and Social Reintegration of Sri Lanka and was funded by UNDP. The was a pilot project and worked with a small groups of local women leaders in two conflict ridden district of Sri Lanka. The evaluation found that the project has been successful in building leadership capacity among women leaders and enhance their networking among others leaders and organizations.
Search for Common Ground|Sri Lanka (SFCG|SL) implemented an 18-month project (June 2011 to December 2012) entitled: Promoting Active Citizenship in the Hill Country in Sri Lanka, in the Nuwara-Eliya and Badulla Districts of Northern Sri Lanka. The overarching goal of the project was to empower the Tamil people in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country to identify and work towards addressing gaps in the exercise of their rights as equal citizens of the State.