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Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
in Kazakhstan

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October 31, 2017

USAID hosted training on tools to protect the rights of people with disabilities in Pavlodar

GGIF grantee Public Foundation “Tandau” hosted on October 23, 2017 in Pavlodar training “Tools to protect the rights of people with disabilities

October 19, 2017

Social teachers of Almaty learned to work with the parents of teenagers at risk for suicide

USAID/GGIF project “TEENS: affordable and high quality help” held the second module of an advanced training for specialists who work with the

October 2, 2017

Azaliya Dayirbekova: Public organizations must prove their competence in terms of provision of state

Transfer of state services provision to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is one of the trends of state policy of Kazakhstan. While this principle

Our approach

EFCA follows a standard process for the development of new social projects:

FIRST PHASE: Analysis of Local Needs

The first step to any new project is an analysis of the scope and scale of the local needs and/or issues to be resolved through the project. For this reason, EFCA conducts a needs assessment over the course of 1-2 weeks, which includes:

  • Identification of the scale and root causes of the social issue
  • Identification of key potential partners for the future project
  • Analysis of international and local experience in addressing similar social issues
  • Identification of potential solutions to the identified social issue or problem
  • Identification of risks and an approximate budget for a targeted intervention

Following the needs assessment, the potential client will receive a summary report with a brief description of the problem and recommendations for a targeted solution. The potential client will make a decision to commit finances for a social project based on the contents of the summary report.

SECOND PHASE: Project Development based on Needs Assessment Results

If the client demonstrates interest in financing a project based on the needs assessment report, EFCA will launch the next phase of the project – the detailed development of the project itself, which will include the following elements:

  • Description of the problem and project justification
  • Project goal(s) and objectives with regards to addressing the social issue
  • Key project components and activities which support established objectives
  • Risk analysis and mitigation strategy
  • Project monitoring strategy and schedule
  • Work plan with project schedule
  • Detailed project budget

Following the completion of the project development phase, the client will receive a project proposal – a detailed plan for project implementation. The development of a detailed project plan typically takes two-three weeks, depending on the complexity of the issue to be addressed.

THIRD PHASE: Approval of Project Proposal, Budget, and Calendar; Contract Finalization.

Following review of the initial project proposal by the client, EFCA works with the client to ensure alignment of expectations and approval of key project activities, project schedule, budget lines, and reporting procedures. At the end of this process, EFCA signs a contract with the client.

FOURTH PHASE: Project Implementation and Reporting

The EFCA team launches the project once the contract is signed. The client is provided with program and project reports in accordance with the schedule defined in the contract. Narrative reports include descriptions of project achievements; financial reports provide detailed information on all project expenditures. At project closing, EFCA provides final narrative and financial reports to the client.

FIFTH PHASE: Project Impact Evaluation

Based on the interests of the client, EFCA can conduct an evaluation of project impact and provide the client with a separate report which includes qualitative and quantitative indicators and recommendations for future project continuation.