Final Evaluation of the project “Development of Rural Craft and Cultural Hubs in West Bengal to support inter-generational transmission of rural craft and performing arts”
India (West Bengal state & New Delhi)
The main purpose of the evaluation was to assess the performance and results of the project – ‘Development of Rural Craft and Cultural Hubs in West Bengal to support inter-generational transmission of rural craft and performing arts’ – for learning and accountability.
Who we worked with
UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka; Government of West Bengal – Department of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises and Textiles (MSME&T); Banglanatak (social enterprise based in Kolkata); UNESCO ICH Secretariat (Paris).
What we did
The scope of the project was to evaluate the results of the implementation of the RCCH project – its success and gaps, socio-economic and cultural dimension, benefits (or pitfalls), and assess the overall performance of the project.
Following inital desk study of relevant doucmentation, Touch conducted an intenvsive field based evaluation of the project. We utilised qualitatiive participative and inclusive methods, ensuring that the key stakeholder groups and communities involved in the RCCH project were able to provide inputs to the evaluation processes – notably;
- UNESCO cluster office in New Delhi
- UNESCO HQ ICH secretariat in Paris
- Government of West Bengal
- Banglanatak NGO in Kolkata
- Artist and practitioners from the 15 districts covered by the project
For the project we delivered,
- An inception report
- Extesive data collection through field visits and analysis
- A draft evaluation report delivered and presented to UNESCO cluster office
- Final evaluation report and execitive summary report presented to West Bengal government