The purpose of this Mid Term Review (MTR) was to review and evaluate the project approach, progress and results to date against the agreed results framework indicators, with a focus upon relevance, efficiency and effectiveness.
At midterm, several successes have been recorded. These include increases in knowledge and enhanced coverage by SRH services for adolescents and young people, migrants and sex workers, as well as members of host communities.
Also significant is the project’s success in ensuring that recommendations from regional and national dialogues were adopted and endorsed by the SADC ministerial meeting at the Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa in June 2019 in Windhoek, Namibia. This represents a potentially important contribution to an enabling environment for the realisation of the SRHR rights of migrants.
Coverage of the SRHR and HIV interventions within countries remains low, with member states requesting expansion of the project to other major migration and transport corridors. Other challenges have included delays in starting the project and in executing the baseline survey. Attrition among Change Agents has been high, necessitating increased operational costs for their retention and additional training.
The MTR proposes ten specific recommendations for enhancing the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the project. The overall conclusion of this review is that the project is on track to meet its agreed targets by December 2020.