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Mapping and baseline information collection

In order to best capture the impact of a given initiative, it is critical to understand the baseline environment. For measuring the broader impact of Chevron’s operation on the country at large and local communities more directly, CDS begins M&E activities by mapping the initiatives and facilities vs. the social and economic environment such as local natural resources, communities and their livelihoods in the vicinity of each project. Social maps can show changes in the living conditions of residents – especially the poorest of the poor, such as water collection and distribution points; types and location of housing; where services are accessed; location and the numbers of poorest of the poor households. Natural resources maps will illustrate the reduction of land and water affected by the lack of appropriate waste facilities over time.

 CDS will also meet with the local authorities and business development infrastructure stakeholders to collect other data necessary to develop an economic profile of the communities to track the changes over time with business creation and growth, tax collection, local employment, GDP, income disparity and other areas relevant for determined KPIs.

To assess the direct impact on program beneficiaries in capacity development programs, at the value chainanalysis stage, prior to training and technical assistance provision, CDS will collect baseline information through surveys, interviews, focus groups, site visits and observations of local suppliers and interviews with procurement officers and business development infrastructure folks.

Monitoring tools and systems development

Tools and processes will need to be designed and put in place to monitor the ongoing developments of the CD initiative. CDS will establish a system to evaluate participant knowledge and/or satisfaction as appropriate before and after each intervention (training, workshops, networking events, etc.). CDS will work with INPULSE on the appropriate method of evaluation before the training or technical assistance to document the level of knowledge on a particular subject matter that will also be used in customizing the training content.

Evaluation forms are used after all training seminars enabling participants to provide immediate feedback on content, relevance, and quality of delivery by the trainer.  Thus, INPULSE will be able to change the pace of a multi-day event and adjust the content or delivery mechanisms, if needed, to ensure maximum impact and client satisfaction. 

CDS will also help to set up a system for follow-up evaluations on a quarterly basis to capture information on applied learning and the impact of the trainings and other technical assistance, as well as to collect data on beneficiaryaccomplishments. 

About CDC ( Now PIXERA Global): CDC Development Solutions (CDS) is a recognized leader in local content development programs for the oil and gas industry, having designed and delivered multiple supplier, workforce, and community development projects worldwide. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities have always been a critical component t of CDS’ approach to local content initiatives.M&E permits the collection of datato inform course correction and future program design, work planning, implementation, and continuous improvement andinnovation. In implementing the proposed program, CDS will draw from its global experience in measuring impact on enterprises, business service providers, and wider communities to ensure that Chevron receives the most relevant, accurate and up-to-date information on program results. CDS’ approach to M&E includes methodologies to track direct impact on the enterprises and communities benefitting directly from CDS/Chevron capacity building as well as the broader impact of Chevron’s procurement efforts on sector and macroeconomic-level indicators.