Measuring Overall Impact of East Africa CVE
DevTech is working with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict Stabilization Operations (CSO), conducting a mixed-methods, quasi-experimental impact evaluation of the FY15 Counterterrorism Partnership Fund (CTPF) Countering Violent Extremism programming in select countries in Kenya and Tanzania. This evaluation will measure the collective effect of CTPF programming on reducing violent extremist (VE) recruitment and activity in targeted communities across the region.
DevTech completed the baseline evaluation in December of 2017, which included administering a household survey at the county level, recording demographic data such as household income, education levels, employment status, ethnic/tribal affiliation, and religious affiliation as well as 14 indicators of potential VE drivers. To supplement the quantitative data, DevTech also conducted key informant interviews and focus group discussions with community leaders, religious leaders, and members of the police. DevTech completed the midline qualitative evaluation in October of 2018, after conducting qualitative data collection across the eight relevant counties in Kenya and Tanzania. The endline evaluation is scheduled to be conducted at the end of 2019.