Evaluation of the effectiveness, impact and efficiency of the implementation of the State budget programmes administered by the Society Integration Foundation

The aim of the evaluation is to identify the effectiveness of projects supported under the national budget programmes and their impact on achieving the objectives of public integration policy, and to establish whether the procedures for evaluating and monitoring projects are proportionate to benefits and whether they should be simplified.
The following national budget programmes was analysed as part of the evaluation: NGO fund; NGO co-financing programme 2014-2016; civil participation promotion programme to support the activities of diaspora NGOs; programme of extracurricular activities. Summer camps for children of Latvia and diaspora; learning the Latvian language; Minority and Latvian Youth Cooperation Programme”.

The study involves such research methods as document analysis and 7 focus group discussions (FGD) with project promoters and with SIF representatives.