General Background Information
a. The primary objective of the project is to strengthen the capacities of public institutions and non-government organizations to provide quality treatment and rehabilitation services and HIV/AIDS prevention to children with substance/solvent abuse problems in the cities of Karachi and Lahore.
b. A study on solvent abuse among street children in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta revealed that adhesive glue was the primary drug of choice consumed by 90%, followed by petrol and thinners. Seventy percent (70%) of these children live on the street (parks, shrines, workplaces etc.). Although injecting drug use is not very common among street children, evidence from other countries has shown that transition from inhaling/smoking/chasing to injecting can take place quickly depending on different contextual factors. It is, therefore, important to focus on preventing this drug use pattern transition.
2.1.1 To carry out terminal evaluation of the project ‘Drug abuse treatment & HIV/AIDS prevention for street children with solvent abuse problems’ in Karachi and Lahore.
Evaluation is being undertaken to assess project strategy, design, implementation & results and to identify lessons learned so as to improve the follow up project.
2.2.1 Terminal evaluation of the project in Karachi and Lahore will be carried out.
2.2.2 The evaluation report will be prepared by the Consultant on the standard format based on the
guidelines of UNODC for evaluation reports. (Guidelines and format will be provided to the consultant by UNODC).
2.3.1 The evaluation will provide valuable information to develop a follow up project for service delivery to street children for drug abuse treatment and HIV prevention.
The evaluation will assess different aspects of the project: (Details will be provided to the consultant at the beginning of the assignment.)
a) Project design and strategy - relevance with regard to the needs
b) Project implementation – effectiveness and efficiency, has the project achieved its
e) Lessons learned – in order to improve performance, results and effectiveness in future
The evaluator will also see the progress against the achievement indicators in the project document. Taking into account the pilot nature of the project the evaluators should as much as possible include follow–up or complementary project ideas which would contribute to an integrated approach to the problem of drug abuse.
The evaluation will be based on the study of documents, on interviews with key persons and visits to implementing NGO partners and donors.
Prior to the evaluation, the evaluator will have received copies of the project document and other relevant reports. Other documents will be available from the UNODC country office in Islamabad.
Based on UNODC format for evaluation report given to the evaluator at the beginning of the mission, the report will contain the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the evaluators as well as recording of the lessons that have been learned from the project.
The evaluator will not act as representatives of any party, but will use his/her independent judgement in assessing the project.