Community Validation

Community Validation

ESDO aspires for communities to own, drive and validate all projects and programs that serve them.

All of ESDO’s analysis and design work is validated with the communities where the work is conducted.

Community Validation adds a second and third direction of contributions to programming. Often community input is received through fixed data collection tools adminstered by implementers and their partners. This data is then used to write recommendations, findings and to design interventions.

Community Validation makes space for communities to taken a leadership role in driving the design of programs.

When research and evaluations are conducted, whenever possible we verify our findings and recommendations with the community before providing them to implementing partners. 

This means the community both provides data for analysis/design and then gets to see and sense check the results of the analysis that comes from that data. 

Community Validation provides an important layer of agency and ownership of program designs and evaluations to the community.

Just as importantly, it is also a critical accuracy check on the underpinning analysis, which lays the foundation for more effective programming.

We care deeply that all our work is

We reduce our climate impact in every way possible

Inclusion & equality are central to our work

Communities own, drive & validate our work


Girls Education in Afghanistan

A number of recent and seemingly disparate developments in Afghanistan may actually be connected.

Do these events finally forecast the end to the ban on girls education by the Taliban?

Breaking the ISIS Legacy in Iraq

The impacts of ISIS’s reign in Iraq are not over. Their extremist influence of exclusion and violence extended to territory they did not physically occupy.

This report uses qualitative field work in Iraq to determine the lasting impacts of ISIS on gender and sexual based violence and social exclusion in Iraq and KRI. 

Reducing SGBV using Behaviour Change Techniques

This meta analysis identifies situations and techniques where behaviour change programming has demonstrated reductions in SGBV prevalence.

Women in the Sudanese Political Transition

This is a primary source qualitative study into the exclusion, impacts and fight for participation in the Sudanese constitutional transition. 

Influencing Destructive Consumption

ESDO conducted experiments in Europe to find quick wins for moving western consumers to lower impact dietary patterns.

We also chronicled the impact of our diets on the people in the world that have done the least to cause climate change. 

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