Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims

International Observatory for Juvenile Justice

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

Fair Wear Foundation

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.

Implementation of the National Financial Education Framework Tanzania

Bank of Tanzania/FSDT

Provision of technical support to the Bank of Tanzania in the implementation of Tanzania's National Financial Education Framework, ensuring the public is educated and informed of their rights, responsibilities and redress options in the financial sector. The project forms part of the five year implementation plan adopted by the National Council for Financial Inclusion (NCFI), extending financial services to vulnerable target segments in the country (youth, women, rural poor). Dimes' work focuses on the institutionalisation of the framework, establishing a funding strategy, a consumer strategy, 
preparing the educational system for stakeholders involved, and on measuring levels of financial capability.

Women’s Rights in the Extractives Industry

Solidaridad/Simavi

Creation of evidence base for and development of advocacy strategy for the Simavi and Solidaridad’s Golden Line programme, targeting women’s rights and economic empowerment of women living in and around gold mining communities in Ghana and Tanzania. Designed communication, evaluation and strategy implementation tools regarding national and international advocacy focused on increasing policymakers’ consideration of gender in responsible policies and practices as well as grassroots and national-level advocacy focusing on raising the voices of women and communities regarding women’s economic rights, in order to influence national priority setting and policy making.

Gender Equality and Diversity Strategy

HIVOS

Dimes supported Hivos in the development of the organisation's Gender Equality and Diversity Strategy (2018-2021), with an associated Action Plan and key gender and diversity tools that will be use to promote the integration of gender equality and diversity in Hivos’ policies, processes, administration and programming. The Strategy, Action Plan and Tools will guide the actions of all Hivos offices to mainstream gender and diversity into its programme/project development and management cycle; advocacy, communications and fundraising efforts; information and management systems and monitoring.

Financial Literacy Needs of Migrants in CIS countries

Developing Markets Associates Limited (DMA)

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

The World Bank/L-IFT

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.

Representation of Vulnerability in Financial Inclusion Policies

Bellarmine University

Dimes conducted a study into the representation of socio-economic inequality in economic policy and the targeting of vulnerable populations with(in) national financial inclusion strategies in Latin America. See more in Publications section.

Evaluation of Schoolbank Initiative Uganda

CYFI

External evaluation of Schoolbank project Uganda, for Child and Youth Finance International, an organization focused on strengthening the economic rights and empowerment of youth. SchoolBank aims to increase the economic empowerment of children and youth by providing them with access to appropriate banking products and a (girl) empowerment curriculum.

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

Child Helpline International

Creation of Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for this child rights focused CSO. Ensure high level of programme quality through performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting on global child helpline data, and provide leadership and coordination in the development, dissemination and promotion of strategies, standards and tools. Development of overall framework for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects in accordance with Child Helpline International’s strategy and focus on building internal capacity on M&E.  

Financial Capability and Inclusion of Strivers Nigeria

Enclude

Enclude has supported the design and implementation of the Striver program for the Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth. The program focuses on enabling young small and micro enterprise owners, mostly women, known as Strivers, to grow their businesses by partnering with local actors to provide financial education and facilitate access to finance. Dimes served as a financial capability expert throughout the project.

Financial Inclusion of Children and Youth: A 10-year Retrospective Study

Proyecto Capital

Proyecto Capital has supported the development of Financial inclusion and Education Strategies in Latin America. This study is part of a greater project, which objective was to document this experience and its influence in the field and in the region. Dimes supported this ambitious work by completing a retrospective study exploring financial inclusion and financial education initiatives linked to conditional cash transfers directed specifically to the youth segment.

Guest Lectures on Financial Inclusion

Kansas University

Preparation of course materials for master classes (PhD & Master students) on financial inclusion research and policy worldwide. Dimes taught 5 master classes on financial inclusion and its link to responsible business conduct in the finance sector and provided research consultation on local youth financial capability research project