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Organisational Review of Save the Children Norway

This organisational review was commissioned as part of Norad Civil Society Department’s management of grant agreements, especially in connection with assessment of new funding applications. The reviews are meant to provide recommendations to ensure better planning, implementation and follow-up by Norad and by the grant recipients. The cooperation agreement between Norad and Save the Children Norway (2015-2018) had its thematic focus on education, child rights governance, child protection and health. The review was intended to form part of the basis for Norad’s assessment and decisions regarding future financial support to Save the Children Norway (SCN).

The objectives of the organisational review were to describe, analyse and assess:

  • The new organisational structure of Save the Children globally, and its implications at the country level in terms of coordination between members, advocacy, programme implementation, results and costs, and SCI’s role and member added-value;
  • The allocation of Norad grant funds within selected country programmes, the total allocation of grant funds within the same programmes, and the implications for programme cost-effectiveness.

The review included an in-depth study of the three country programmes – Uganda, Nepal and Lebanon.

The review was carried out through a desk review, interviews with Save the Children staff and partners, and a field visit to Uganda.