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Cases

over 10 years we have supported hundreds organizations, qualifying and expanding the positive social impact

year
project
client
service
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ecosystem
  • 2018

    Diagnosis of the leaders area

    Fundação Lemann
    family foundation

    Challenge

    Since 2012, the Lemann Foundation has been developing its initiative in the area of leadership to strengthen social leaders with the potential to positively impact society. They are leaders who receive training and incentives to act with greater social impact in the third sector and in government agencies. The demand was to understand the difficulties and these leaders' expectations regarding the support they receive.

    Results

    Move proposed to explore the leaders' pain points and expectations met by the program, using different forms of data collection, such as a survey, focus groups and in-depth interviews. The information was triangulated and organized into leader profile clusters to help the team produce more assertive actions for the different audiences served. The diagnosis indicated that the leaders' specificities were distributed according to seven areas of professional activities and different points in their careers. The Network of leaders could collaborate by offering coaching, mentoring, and even project support to scale up each of these areas and different points in their lives. After the diagnosis, the area was rearranged in order to enhance the intervention with the groups.

  • 2018

    Impact assessment for the better hearts better cities program

    Novartis Foundation
    foundation or corporate institute

    Challenge

    Initiated by the Novartis Foundation in partnership with the American Heart Association and the São Paulo City Hall, the Program aims to reduce the prevalence of systemic arterial hypertension and promote healthy living habits in suburban areas and outskirts of the city of São Paulo. The pilot study took place in six primary healthcare sites in the eastern part of the city, involving training of the healthcare team, development of technical materials for prevention campaigns and health improvement efforts in the territory.

    Results

    Move was chosen to lead the Program's impact assessment strategy in Brazil, in partnership with the US Center for Disease Control Foundation (CDC). An instrument for data collection was created directly from the patients' records, contemplating all the ethical precautions involved. For the feasibility of the evaluation, a technical partnership was established with the region's medical college to support data collection at the sites. The data generated supported the construction of a baseline for Program impact assessment, and initially provided a diagnosis that had not been done before.

  • 2015

    Female penitenciary of the state of paraná – diagnosis of the living conditions and education of children secluded in a penitentiary

    Rede Marista de Solidariedade
    civil social organizations

    Challenge

    The Marista Solidarity Network (RMS) faces complex social issues, since it works in education for solidarity and rights advocacy for children and teenagers. They were touched when they saw the living and education conditions of children born under the guardianship of the prison system and living secluded in day-nurseries within these environments. So, in order to understand the impact of seclusion on these children and design future actions, they invited Move to carry out a study of this situation.

    Results

    The viable model for this process was a short-term research. Move’s researchers who had experience working with institutionalized children spent two weeks visiting the penitentiary on a daily basis to conduct observations, free talks, individual and group interviews, reviewing the institution’s documents and applying questionnaires. They dealt directly with the children, the prisoners (both mothers and non-mothers) and with the penitentiary agents responsible for the children’s care. The state found that children’s rights were being violated and that their development was being compromised. This generated a manifestation on the part of the prisoners, and as a proposed solution, a project by RMS. Named “House Station”, this project consisted of a new working model with children inside the penitentiary, that involved participation of the Pastoral segment of the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) Paraná, the public municipal authority and the Department of Justice of Paraná.

  • 2016

    Excellence Center Against Hunger - theory of change

    Excellence Center Against Hunger – United Nations World Food Program
    international cooperation agency

    Challenge

    The Center of Excellence against Hunger is an initiative set up in 2011 by the World Food Program and the Brazilian Government with a view to cooperation with other countries on a South-South basis in building and improving school meal policies and social protection. After five years of activities, the Center commissioned an external evaluation of its effects in the dozens of countries with which it maintains cooperation.

    Results

    In conjunction, Move and Articulação Sul carried out an evaluation of results that encompassed the following stages: (a) construction of a theory of change that illustrated the intervention and expected results of the Center in the partner countries; (b) construction of an evaluation matrix centered on a set of rubrics that would allow highly complex themes to be seen through fair, transparent criteria; (c) validation of the process in international meetings, consulting representatives of the partner countries and the World Food Program, among other stakeholders; (d) electronic survey, document analysis and both face-to-face and remote interviews to investigate the themes covered by the evaluation; (e) construction of a monitoring and evaluation model for the Center. The evaluation showed the relevance and the merit of the work of the Center with the dozens of partner countries, with special attention to the Center’s capability to arouse political support for the theme of school meals and support the countries in developing guidelines, policies or norms favorable to the implementation of programs with autonomy and quality.

  • 2019

    Evaluation of the youths in cities project

    Oxfam Brasil
    international cooperation agency

    Challenge

    The Youths in Cities Project is part of the Inequalities in Cities Program: Youth, Gender and Race is an initiative managed by a group of seven partner organizations. The project aims to strengthen youth groups in suburban areas and outskirts of the city to ensure their rights to the city by addressing gender inequalities, gender identity, sexuality, race, territory and income. The initiative is implemented in Recife, São Paulo, the Federal District and Rio de Janeiro by partner organizations. Towards the end of the last year of the Project, Oxfam Brasil requested an evaluation of results from Move.

    Results

    An evaluation matrix was created in workshops with representatives from partner organizations. The qualitative method was chosen for the investigation and interviews were conducted with all partner organizations, interviews and focus groups with groups and youths from the four cities and, finally, participant observations of the activities implemented by the project. In total, 42 youths and 16 members of partner organizations were heard. The evaluation process led to changes in the project strategy, re-framing the meaning of the established partnership and modifying specific aspects of the project in each of the capitals.

  • 2013

    Evaluation of child education results

    Banco Santander
    company

    Challenge

    The managers of the Child Education Program from Santander’s Private Social Investment area wished to evaluate four aspects of the pilot enterprise: (1) the strengthening of public child education policies in the participating municipalities; (2) the qualification of the technical teams from the municipal departments; (3) the strengthening of continuing training practices; and (4) consolidation of child education concepts expressed in the National Curriculum Guidelines. For this, they asked Move to carry out an external evaluation.

    Results

    In order to evaluate the four dimensions of interest and verify the efficiency level of the training and its practical unfolding in the municipalities supported by the program, Move used combined qualitative and quantitative methods. The chosen methods were: (1) participative observation in child education units; (2) interviews with the education department heads; (3) interviews with the participating training departments’ technical staff; and (4) Online questionnaire for teachers, coordinators, and managers of the participating school units. The participants’ observations provide a realistic dimension as to how the program was operating in the schools; the interviews revealed the capacity of the program’s intervention in municipal management; the quantitative data revealed the comprehensive coverage of the training among professionals of the units and the quality of knowledge constructed in these learning spaces. This data provided the basis for new institutional arrangements, aiming at reinforcing the intervention and making it more powerful.

  • 2014

    Planning of institutional representation policies

    União Marista do Brasil
    civil social organizations

    Challenge

    In 2013, União Marista do Brasil (an association that represents, combines and potentiates the Marist work in the Brazilian territory) began to restructure its institutional representation practices in order to expand its influence over Education public policies and guarantee the rights of children, adolescents and youths. At that time, they sought out Move’s support to build a new planning method for this area that contemplated actions in the national, state and municipal spheres.

    Results

    Initially, Move conducted a bibliographical revision and benchmarking study to build up references regarding institutional representation practices. Then, they conducted interviews with Marist leaders and collaborators to identify the internal demands and opportunities. Afterwards, they drew up guidelines for the new institutional representation policy, which was debated with each Marist administrative Unit and validated in a national get together. Lastly, it supported the elaboration of a plan for the implementation of this policy. The new policy and the executive plan became the guidelines for institutional representation actions of the Brazilian Marist Union both nationally and locally, allowing for greater intercommunication and unity. Sessions for the training of representatives were triggered and, in an emphatic manner, Marist Brazil opted for essentially collaborative actions to expand its capacity of influencing public policies related to Education and the guarantees that the rights of children, adolescents and youths will be enforceable.

  • 2017

    Evaluation of the Prá-lá para-cá Program to support early childhood education

    Instituto C&A
    foundation or corporate institute

    Challenge

    The Pra-lá-Pra-cá Program had operations in the Northeastern region of Brazil to expand access and improve the quality of early childhood education. It was developed in a partnership between Instituto C&A, Avante and the Municipal Departments of Education. The program had to create monitoring and assessment strategies for the 2014/2016 schedules.

    Results

    Move mobilized actors to build the assessment matrices that unfolded into a series of collection, review, presentation and discussion of results activities. Move combines quantitative and qualitative methods to try to answer the evaluation questions in order to identify results from the strategies throughout the years of the initiative. The partner organizations used the results and caused changes in the program’s strategy in the capitals and changed specific pedagogical aspects for the municipalities and the political committment with the Departments of Education.

  • 2015

    Study on full-time education and evaluation

    União Marista do Brasil
    civil social organizations

    Challenge

    União Marista do Brasil (an association that represents, combines and potentiates the Marist work in the Brazilian territory) has education as one of its central themes and, considering the public and private demand for fulltime education, it established a work group to study Brazilian experiences in this area. Furthermore, it requested that Move systematize this study, with details of concepts and evaluation practices.

    Results

    Based on the survey of Brazilian experiences in full-time education, Move identified the main existing results. Then, together with the client’s work group, a long-term vision for a full-time Marist education was created (with detailed expected results and in regards to viable and tangible operations). Lastly, an article was written with theoretical elements and practical undertakings regarding full-time education, support to the Marista school communities in the evaluation of their projects in this area. The materials produced were shared with the Marist administrative units and served, mainly, as support devices for the development of full-time educational pilot projects in the territories in which they operate. Besides this, they also served as the foundation for an operational design for the work group and as sustenance for the platform that deals with full-time educational experiences.

  • 2016

    Studies of Teaching with Technological Mediation Program

    UNICEF
    international cooperation agency

    Challenge

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), that supports important enterprises in the childhood and adolescence areas, found in Live In-Classroom Teaching with Technological Mediation Program, of the Amazon Region Center of Educational Media (Cemeam), an innovative model for guaranteeing basic education to remote communities. The replication of this experience, demanded the systematization of the methodology with indication of its limitations. Move was selected to carry out said process.

    Results

    Move designed two studies: one qualitative and one quantitative. In the qualitative, documents were reviewed, the managers and a part of Cemeam’s teachers were interviewed and three communities in the central region of the state were visited. In the quantitative study, there was an analysis of the permanence and yield of the students, based on national surveys and State Department of Education data bases. The studies resulted in a document that links data and views of all the players involved in the program regarding their methodological, technological and logistic aspects. Furthermore, with a view to bringing subsidies to the replication of the undertaking in different contexts, the document also indicates which pillars support the Live In-Classroom Teaching with Technological Mediation and what the major challenges are for full execution.