Below is a selection of some of the projects Bodhi has worked with over the past few years.
In support of WHH's programming in South Sudan, Bodhi conducted a robust, mixed-methods gender assessment of five selected projects, and develop a comprehensive, effective and cost-efficient Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for WHH's work in the country.
Bodhi delivered a final evaluation of the UN Trust Fund for Human Security’s project in South Kordofan. The evaluation was utilisation-focused to enable learning about project performance – against the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria, and with a specific focus on examining the project’s understanding and application of the Human Security approach to determine whether and how it added value to project results. The evaluation aimed to generate recommendations for the next phase of the partners’ strategic engagement in Sudan and to identify lessons learned.
Bodhi was contracted by Search for Common Ground to conduct a mixed-methods youth-led mapping of youth leaders and youth organisations in South Sudan. The purpose of the assignment is to identify best practices, opportunities and gaps in youth engagement in peacebuilding and enhancing Search's understanding of intergenerational dynamics. The findings of the assessment will provide a basis for identifying opportunities for Search to scale up existing initiatives, to effectively promote youth engagement in peacebuilding activities and, in turn, contribute to greater social cohesion among the target communities.
Bodhi was contracted by Save the Children International to complete a comprehensive mid-term review of the Right2Grow Programme in South Sudan. We are using a gender-responsive, participatory and utilisation-focused approach to assess the program implementation, partnership collaboration, and strategic outcomes within the Right2Grow consortium in the country. This review will provide a comprehensive analysis of accomplishments, challenges, valuable insights gained, and areas for enhancement, with the overarching goal of facilitating well-informed decision-making, amplifying the project's influence, and meeting accountability requirements for future project phases.
Bodhi was contracted by Plan International to conduct a robust mixed-methods baseline analysis in support of programmes Youth For Change and Learn, Earn, and Prosper) focused on enhancing youth empowerment in Ethiopia and South Sudan. The analysis was based on a gender-mainstreaming and conflict-sensitive approach to identity projects' gaps and bottlenecks and inform future programming.
Bodhi is conducting a study is to examine the links between climate‐related and hydrometeorological hazards and local level conflict in South Sudan. The study will support the Enhancing Community Resilience and Local Governance (ECRP) project – funded by the World Bank – which aim to improve access to climate-resilient community infrastructure and services in South Sudan, with a focus on counties vulnerable to and affected by climate change.
Bodhi was contracted by IOM to conduct an in-depth analysis of climate hazards, human mobility and human security in South Sudan. This was aimed at developing sustainable response against a backdrop of consistent and multifaceted conflict, significant impacts of climate change and ecological disasters, and disrupted, and disruptive migration patterns across the country. The analysis consisted of an unprecedented assessment of the intersection between climate change, human mobility, and conflict in South Sudan, and evaluated relevant climate change and human security policies and governance arrangements existing in the country. It concluded by producing actionable recommendations for IOM to address interacted impact of climate change, conflict and migration and seize opportunities to build peace and social cohesion in South Sudan.
Bodhi is supporting the work of Brot für die Welt (BfdW) in the Horn of Africa through a rigorous study of regional and national conflict dynamics, approaches and opportunities for peacebuilding, and potential local civil society partnerships in Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. This will inform BfdW objective to develop a Civil Peace Service (CPS) programme in the region.
Bodhi conducted a comprehensive needs assessment and gender analysis in South Sudan, in support of UN Women's contribution to the Peace Building Fund - Security Sector Reform's work. Specifically, the team is implementing extensive qualitative and quantitative primary research to understand the security needs, concerns and priorities for girls and women, and boys and men. We are also conducting an analysis of current security sector laws, policies and processes to understand their degree of gender responsiveness. This project will inform the creation of a National Action Plan on Gender and Security Sector Reform.
Bodhi conducted a final evaluation on behalf of Search for Common Ground’s Youth Talk programme. The programme empowers young people through media in Mali, Central African Republic, and South Sudan. The evaluation also includes an assessment into how much the role of media, especially radio programming, transformed youth knowledge and skills, as well as attitude and perception changes among adolescents and adults towards each other, and whether adolescents feel their voices are being heard.
An impact evaluation of Oxfam’s Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) Regional Platform’s Influencing Work through its Rights in Crisis network, which seeks to empower people affected by crises, and Extractive Industries programme, which seeks to elevate the voices of individuals impacted by the industry. The evaluation includes an assessment into the impact of both at the regional and country level as well as identification of lessons to guide the design of future influencing work.
Bodhi completed a qualitative evaluation of the Community-Driven Recovery and Security programme in Central Darfur, Sudan. For this evaluation, the team completed Key Informant Interviews and Focus Group Discussions, to assess the programme’s progress against the OECD-DAC criteria. The team also completed a revision of the programme’s Theory of Change, suggesting a revised model with component indicators.
Bodhi completed a mixed methods final evaluation of DRC’s Routes-Based Migration Response Programme. The evaluation aimed to assess the effectiveness and appropriateness of the programme, document outcomes and identify lessons learnt in an effort to inform future programming for DRC and partners.
Bodhi explored and analysed the intersection between conflict, climate and hunger, and how it plays out particularly in the priority countries of operation for Concern — Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, South Sudan, Niger, DRC and CAR. The research identified key themes, dynamics, and questions with regard to the intersection between conflict, climate and hunger, how this materialises on the ground and its impact in the priority countries. The aim of this was to inform further research, programme approaches, guide Concern’s advocacy, and guide its response practices.
Bodhi implemented an assessment on the best practices and challenges of women inclusion and participation in peace-building at national and community levels. Specifically, the team investigated the structural, systemic and social barriers to meaningful participation and inclusion, while assessing current levels of such. This project was done in support of the larger Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls as a Catalyst for Peace project.
An assessment and mapping of existing systems, mechanisms and networks on conflict resolution and local peacebuilding in Wau and Pariang Counties.
Bodhi produced a comprehensive PEA report using an integrated conflict-PEA approach to analyse the governance, economy, conflict, regional dynamics and stakeholder relations, drawing on interviews with multiple stakeholders in Juba, South Sudan. We developed different conflict scenarios and programming recommendations for the client in each scenario.
Environmental challenges drive and exacerbate conflict around the world. This project sought to identify key environment security challenges in eight countries and regions; Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, the Lake Chad Region, Syria, Iraq, Israel-Palestine, and Yemen. It focused on environmental drivers of conflict, and identifying entry points for UN Environment to undertake environmental peacebuilding activities.