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Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
in Kazakhstan

Approach

News

July 12, 2017

Agrobiz.kz becomes a bridge to launch cooperation between Kazakh and German farmers

In early July 28 farmers from Germany made a visit to Almaty oblast. Foreign guests were represented by heads of agro enterprises, investors and

June 26, 2017

200 parents in Almaty received counseling from psychologists and teachers within the TEENS project

Since May 2017 in schools of Almaty classes for parent groups are conducted. They are taught by school psychologists and social educators who received

June 26, 2017

Business portal "agrobiz.kz" was presented to the farmers in South Kazakhstan

On June 12-13 seminar-trainings titled "Agrobiz.kz - a new opportunity for interaction and development of agribusiness entities" were held in Arys and

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.