Support to OECD/INFE Technical Assistance projects on Financial Education

Working with the OECD and its International Network on Financial Education (INFE) team, we provide support to the OECD Technical Assistance Projects on Financial Education in Eurasia and South Eastern Europe. The support includes drafting mapping documents, creating the materials for technical workshops on financial education for various target groups -such as youth, rural populations, MSMEs, and migrants and their families- and organizing multi-stakeholder regional conferences on financial education. 

Training on Human Rights and Corporate Accountability

Developed and piloted a training on human rights and business for the Human Rights Capacity-Building Programme (HURICAP) for Amnesty International The Netherlands focusing on documenting and monitoring evidence on (corporate) human rights abuses in Africa, and more recently the Middle East. The training aims to provide local communities and human rights defenders with the judicial and non-judicial tools to hold corporations accountable for human rights violations and the skills to gather sufficient evidence not only on human rights violations but also on corporate structures

Responsibility for Women’s Rights and Civic Space by International Financial Institutions

Implemented investigative study into how women’s rights and women’s organisations are incorporated into policy of international financial institutions and how rights are affected by IFI funded projects in the MENA region, with a focus on the backlash against human rights defenders. Assessment of impacts of such policy on gender equality; available accountability mechanisms for women’s rights; and the negative consequences of counter terrorism measures were part of this study. 56 interviews with key informants were conducted in field work in Egypt and Jordan.

Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims

External final evaluation of the EU funded Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims-project. Responsible for the development and design of an evaluation report on the project results, including its effectiveness, its processes, and its efficiency. The project has as its main objective to protect and address the needs of young victims of crime through validated RJ processes and to participate in the implementation of the Directive on procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings (Article 19.3.).

Sustainable Garment Supply Chains

Conduct an evaluation of FWF’s work place education training and factories’ complaints systems, targeting rights building and remediation in garment factories in 8 countries. Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organisation that works with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and sometimes governments to verify and improve workplace conditions for garment workers production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. The study includes on site qualitative assessment of complaints mechanism and training in garment factories in China and Vietnam. In addition, Dimes provided support to FWF on internal reporting for its Strategic Partnership work.

Financial Literacy Needs of Migrants in CIS countries

Engaged by DMA to provide expert and technical support for the project on Financial Literacy for Migrants and their Families, as part of OECD/INFE Technical Assistance Project on Financial Education in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), supported by the Ministry of Finance of Russian Federation. Analysis of the results of mapping of financial education initiatives for migrants and their families in six countries – Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, desk research and interviews, analysis of financial literacy needs among (labour) migrants and their families, and provision of targeted recommendations for related financial education initiatives.

National Assessment of Electronic Cash Transfers for Food Security in Ethiopia

Project Management of nation-wide evaluation of the pilot of World Bank’s electronic Product Safety Net Program (e-PSNP). The PSNP in Ethiopia was set up by the government as part of a strategy to address chronic food insecurity. It provides cash or food to people who have predictable food needs in a way that enables them to improve their own livelihoods. Dimes was responsible for the training and selection of supervisors and enumerators, managing the design,piloting and testing of research tools,liaising with government and donors to include their priorities in research, and the analysis and reporting.