How do local and national NGOs access funding?

Aid Works is assisting the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response) to understand the amount of funding reaching local and national NGOs directly and indirectly. The research will be used to develop case studies for Somalia and South Sudan. Continue reading

Improving global health interventions

The World Health Organization (WHO) has added Aid Works to its roster of independent evaluators. This means that Aid Works can be called upon to provide thematic, strategic and impact level evaluations for WHO’s emergency responses, country offices and various frameworks and strategies.

Aid Works provides many organizations across the globe with tailored, independent evaluations, leading to improved project implementation – and therefore better outcomes for the affected populations. Being on the roster gives us the opportunity to improve WHO’s global impact and emergency responses. Our aim: to make aid work better. Together.

Reducing the risk of children drowning in Ghana

Aroma of Wisdom International School

Drowning is among the 10 leading causes of death of young people in every region of the world. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has been working with Felix Foundation in Ghana since 2015 to deliver water safety education through schools across Accra. In 2017, the project – funded by Jersey Overseas Aid – reached more than 25,000 children with water safety messages. Aid Works was commissioned to evaluate the project’s effectiveness and impact. Read the report here.

Bold ideas to improve the humanitarian supply chain

The challenge:
Today, more than 136 million people around the world live in areas experiencing humanitarian crises; millions of these people are unreachable by traditional humanitarian aid delivery (USAID). 30 of the biggest donors and aid organisations have recently signed ‘The Grand Bargain’ agreement to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian action. Donors are looking for innovation and creative ways to improve the delivery of goods and services to alleviate the growing need.  Continue reading

Aid Works – 2017 Year in Review

The past year has been a year of seismic shifts on the global stage. Fake news, bad news, attention-grabbing headlines questioning the effectiveness of aid. But we believe that aid can work and statistics prove us right.

2017 was our most successful year yet thanks to our committed team and we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together.

We hope you enjoy our year in review – download our Annual Report 2017 here.

Using monitoring, evaluation and learning in the fight against AIDS

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a complex not-for-profit organisation that focuses on the development of an AIDS vaccine and other biomedical tools. To measure the progress of its new five-year Strategic Plan, IAVI contracted Aid Works to develop an organisation-wide monitoring, evaluation and learning (ME&L) system. Continue reading

Aid Works nominated for International SME of the Year!

Aid Works’ success in 2017 has been recognised by an International SME Business of the Year nomination in the prestigious British Expertise International Awards. It’s been our most successful year yet thanks to our committed team. Aid Works has provided services in 17 countries, covering health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), community-based interventions, climate change resilience, and organisational development. We are providing our services to a growing client base, including Care, Crown Agents, Concern Worldwide, DFID, Royal National Lifeboat Institute, the International Aid Vaccine Initiative, Save the Children and UNICEF, to name a few. Continue reading

More in common – our hopes and dreams

We are incredibly excited to be partnering with arts charity, Ignite Imaginations, on an arts project connecting women’s groups and refugee groups throughout Sheffield.  Inspired by the words of Jo Cox – “we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than that which divides us” – the groups will participate together in creative workshops exploring the theme: More in Common – Our Hopes and Dreams.  Continue reading

Ensuring communities are better prepared for climate change shocks

Climate change is affecting all of us, but especially those in the poorest of nations. Aid Works has recently been chosen to conduct the final evaluation of the DFID-funded Building Resilience in Chad and Sudan (BRICS) project. BRICS is part of a three-year, £140m global resilience programme known as BRACED (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters). Continue reading

Help us feed families in South Sudan this Christmas, simply by spreading the word…

Every Christmas, we choose a grassroots project to support – this year we are helping out our old friends, Sonja and Elger Nieuwenhuis, who carry out an annual food distribution in South Sudan. Read on to find out more about the impact they are having on some of the poorest families in Juba, and how you can get involved. Continue reading