Final evaluation of the project that fosters proximity social-health services in the informal settlements of the Province of Foggia

Title Proximity socio-health service in the informal settlements of the Province of Foggia and promotion of good practices in the institutions of the territory

Location  Province of Foggia, Italy

Duration 17 months

Project leader ITNERSOS Onlus

Partners ASL of Foggia, ASGI – Association for Legal Studies on Immigration, AIIMS – Association of Immigrants for Integration and Social Motivation

Funding Fondo Beneficienza Intesa San Paolo



The project “Proximity social-health service in the informal settlements of the province of Foggia and promotion of good practices in the institutions of the territory”, which started in April 2020, is part of the multiple interventions carried out by INTERSOS ONLUS that started in June 2018 to help the residents of the informal settlements located in the area called Capitanata, in the Province of Foggia.

The main economic sector of the area Capitanata is agricultural production, in particular the cultivation of tomatoes. The area is therefore characterised by a high presence of seasonal agricultural workers as well as permanent migrants living in informal dwellings and neighbourhoods. The project specifically carries out a series of interventions in 7 settlements: Borgo Mezzanone, Gran Ghetto of Rignano Scalo, Area of Borgo Tre Titoli, Area of Palmori, Area of Agro Poggio Imperiale, ex-factory Daunialat and Borgo Cicerone.


General Objective

The project has two main objectives: the promotion of the right to healthcare and access to public health services and the promotion of access to labour rights protection services.

ARCO was involved to carry out the monitoring at the eighth month of the project and the final evaluation.


Our contribution

The methodology of the final evaluation was based on 3 methodological components

  • the analysis of the achievement of output and result indicators
  • use of mixed qualitative and quantitative methods for data collection and analysis
  • the use of a participatory approach.

This methodology was conceived by ARCO’s M&E and Impact Evaluation Unit in order to allow the remote implementation of all data collection activities necessary for the realisation of the project evaluation. ARCO therefore involved coordinators, operators, medical staff, cultural mediators and relevant stakeholders in semi-structured individual remote interviews by means of digital video calling platforms.

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