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Kyrgyzstan Review, 10 years ago




II. THE ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

2.1 General description

This assignment was committed by an international consultant in cooperation with the Project Coordinator (Mr. Asylbek Chekirov), and Project Management Team (Mss Arsala Deane, Janna Ryssakova and Irina Novikova). The assessment also involved the participation of the local trainer-facilitators.
 
A review of relevant documents was conducted by the consultant prior to arrival in Bishkek. Final discussion and approval of the performance indicators and comprehensive questionnaire for the AOs took place in Bishkek, upon arrival. Once in Bishkek, the Local Governance Assessment Matrix [1] and assessment methodology were developed (see Attachment 2 for the Matrix and Appendix I for the Field Survey Methodologyguide).
 
Visits to the AOs included the Project Coordinator. He participated in all field preparation stages of the assessment and helped with the organizational and logistical issues. He also provided constant feedback on the assessment strategy during field based exercises (i.e. testing, training, monitoring).
 
A training module with survey tools was also designed to train facilitators on data collection techniques and survey organization processes. There were two similar trainings conducted in Bishkek and Jalalabad. The local facilitators were selected from the existing pool of local trainers, which were previously contacted by the project.
 
The assessment covered a total of 36 AOs, with two of them (Novopokrovka and Nijnaya Alarcha of Chui province) having been visited during the pre-testing stage. Data from 34 of the targeted 36 AOs were received. It was compiled from the responses of 34 AO leaders (in form of the questionnaire) and 774 representatives of AOs, AKs and active citizens [2] (in form of FGD records and report cards) and 24 local trainer-facilitators. The responses were collated into an electronic format and sent to the consultant for analysis and inclusion in this report.
 
The data was collected and processed afterwards by a simple Excel data processing feature and used by the consultant for final analyses and conclusions.
 
The results of the in-depth analysis were also processed electronically by use of the Excel program for further interpretation and analysis.


[1] This matrix form was based on the existing four assessment dimensions, formulated by the previously made baseline study.
[2] This Active Citizens category was comprised from the street heads (kvartalniye), public commission members, businessmen, and NGO representatives.