Final evaluation of the SOS Children’s Villages family strengthening project in Bosnia and Croatia

Title A loving home for every child – Family Strengthening in Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia

Location City of Mostar (Bosnia), Sisak-Moslavina County (Croatia)

Duration November 2020 – November 2021

Partners SOS Children’s Villages Italy, SOS Children’s Villages Bosnia Herzegovina, SOS Children’s Villages Croatia

Funding “Intesa Sanpaolo Charity Fund and social and cultural works



The project “A loving home for every child – Family Strengthening in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia” is integrated into the SOS Children’s Villages Family Strengthening (FS) programme established in the city of Mostar in 2008 and in Sisak-Moslavina county in 2014. The programme aims to provide 100 families (parents and children) at risk of separation with multidimensional support including: psychological counselling, psychotherapy, educational support, health support, economic empowerment, help packages and legal support.

In both countries, the family strengthening programme includes home visits carried out in beneficiaries’ homes by NGO staff. This activity was developed to support those families who are geographically isolated or unable to move from their homes.

Finally, SOS Italy implemented a capacity building process in favour of 10 SOS staff members to improve the psychosocial support provided to local beneficiaries.


General Objective

The M&E and Impact Evaluation Unit was engaged by SOS Italy to assess how effectively the project achieved its objectives and then conduct the final evaluation of the project.


Our contribution

The final evaluation methodology was designed in such a way as to understand the changes triggered in the beneficiaries and key stakeholders, thus favouring the use of mixed methods.

For this purpose, the evaluation triangulated data collected through participatory and qualitative methods with data collected through quantitative methods and document analysis. Thus, the final evaluation was based on two methodological components:

The documentary analysis of project documents and monitoring data to estimate the degree of achievement of output and outcome indicators as proposed in the logical framework
The use of mixed qualitative and quantitative methods to collect primary data from beneficiaries, key stakeholders, international and local staff.

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