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Evaluation of International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

This assignment was an evaluation of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), a transnational human rights network, that Sida has supported for nine years. The evaluation purpose is to assess the results achieved by ILGA in relation to its 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, to document lessons learnt, and to present recommendations and lessons learned for ILGA’s new Strategic Plan 2019-2021. The scope of the evaluation was to analyse the effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of ILGA’s entire operation: approximately 1400 member-organisations in 130 countries.

The evaluation questions covered achieved results in ILGA’s three strategic objectives (effectiveness), the extent that: ILGA’s modus operandi was appropriate in relation to its mission; was consistent with the needs and priorities of its members (relevance); whether it was likely that the benefits of ILGA’s operations would be maintained (sustainability).

The overall conclusion was that ILGA had applied the Strategic Plan and achieved the outputs expected. Activities had been relevant and effective, and prospects for organizational and financial sustainability were perceived to be good. One challenge was to strengthen ties to member organizations without weakening relations with other allies capable to contribute to protection of LGBTI rights.The general recommendation presented by the evaluation was that ILGA's next Strategic Plan should shift from a LFA-based result framework matrix to a result-based management design. It means that ILGA’s objectives should be spelled out as outputs, outcomes and impact, with indicators attached to each one. The design should be anchored thoroughly at all three levels of ILGA to improve ownership and monitoring capacity.

The evaluation was conducted during spring and summer 2018.

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