Gana Pati Ojha

Evaluation Expert (Team leader), CARE International, Timor-Leste

December 2010 – January 2011

Impact Evaluation of Local Initiatives for Food-security Transformation Project (LIFT) and baseline survey for Hadia Agriculture no Nutrisaun (HAN) – Improving Agriculture and Nutrition. (1) Measuring the impact of the LIFT Project among the target beneficiaries and report on achievement of objectives and specific project targets and (2) Providing baseline information of HAN by which project effectiveness and impact was measured; providing information that would guide activity design and implementation; assisting in identifying target beneficiaries including women, men and children; and assists the government of Timor-Leste in policy and strategy planning, and assists CARE in their capacity building work with government. Evaluation methodology included random selection of samples, quantitative and qualitative data collection instrument development and testing, assessment of enumerators and supervisors for field survey, focus group discussion of men, women and children, triangulation, data analysis, report preparation and sharing.