Interim Report on Grants Under the ENRM Project in Malawi

Interim Report on Grants Under the ENRM Project in Malawi

Published: Nov 12, 2019
Associated Project

Kristen Velyvis

Thomas Coen

Naomi Dorsey

Arif Mamun

Key Findings
  • All five case study grants were effectively established in their implementation areas through community buy-in and in partnership with government agencies and local leaders.
  • Participants in ENRM activities had a high adoption rate of conservation agriculture and land management practices.
  • Grantees found integrating both ENRM and SGEF activities was more effective than targeting only one type of activity.
  • Village savings and loan groups (VSLs) and REFLECT Circles (a participatory approach to adult learning and social change) supported change in household decision-making, the division of labor in households and on farms, and community leadership.

MCC contracted Mathematica to conduct an independent evaluation of the Environmental and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) project. This report focuses on the evaluation of ENRM and Social and Gender Enhancement Fund (SGEF) grants, one aspect of the ENRM project. This volume presents interim findings from case studies of five of the grants based on data collected through the close of the compact.

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