An independent Mid-Term Evaluation (MTR) of CALCNR was conducted between 2 and 4 November 2015 by the team of external reviewers. The evaluation team comprised of Mr. Jan Joost Kessler, Ms. Corinne Lamain and Mr. Ashok Swain. The main aim of the MTR was to provide an overview of progress of CALCNR in its first term by consortium whereas evaluation team evaluated the progress, analyzed the ongoing activities, provided feedbacks on the ongoing activities, probable future steps and discussed in the revision of project log frame as per necessity.
At the first day, the consortium presented the overview of the project and described the progress and challenges of the project on the field of science, knowledge, capacity development, collaboration and so on. SWOT analysis was also carried out to discuss about the main issues of the project as identified. Field visit was made on the two participatory action research sites at Kawasoti and Bardaghat of Nawalparasi district along with discussion at local stakeholder’s level. The third day of MTR was focused on the discussion with the stakeholders of central level, log frame reviewing and also feedbacks from evaluators.