Evaluations and Publications
Transparency and accountability are two key things that AfriKids is committed to; so much so that in 2007 we won the Third Sector Excellence Award for Accountability and Transparency. As a fundraising organisation in the UK we owe it to our generous donors to spend their funds wisely and efficiently. In Ghana we owe it to our beneficiaries to initiate, manage and monitor the very best programmes we can to have the biggest impact on their lives. From time to time individuals or organisations come to us with a view to independently assess the impact of our work and to ensure that all we say we do is in fact true. In the interests of accountability, you can read these independent reports here.
Comic Relief funded evaluation
In January 2010 Comic Relief offered AfriKids a grant of £20,000 over six months to conduct an independent evaluation of our work with street and working children in northern Ghana. Between April and June we worked with Pauline Wilson, a respected and experienced evaluator to undertake this work. In May Pauline spent two weeks in Ghana working with a team of four AfriKids Ghana staff and one external development expert to evaluate the impact of our three major core projects for the period 2005-10.
Comic Relief funded evaluation, 2010 Download
Create the Buzz evaluation
In 2010, John Willis, from Deutsche Bank, commissioned an evaluation and high level overview of AfriKids. Create the Buzz covered areas such as strategy, governance, organisational structure, finance, projects and more.
Create the Buzz evaluation, 2010 Download
Social Science and Medicine Publication, 2010
In 2010, Aaron Denham and a team wrote a publication based on the spirit child phenomenon and infanticide in northern Ghana. This is one of the issues tackled by AfriKids Ghana so Aaron worked closely with them whilst carrying out his research.
Social Science and Medicine publication, 2010 Download