ISG was selected to perform an evaluation of IRW’s PPA. These funds have been, or are being used, for delivering two distinct strategic priorities:
- To finance innovation and capacity building via an Islamic Microfinance programme in Kenya, Sudan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
- To fund capacity building, research, learning and advocacy leading to the development of faith sensitive policy and influencing other developments actors in five core thematic areas – gender justice, child protection, conflict and fragility, climate change, and microfinance/debt.
In addition, PPA funds were also intended to enhance organizational effectiveness through the mainstreaming of tools and approaches related to the above thematic areas, including embedding of the following PPA working principles: accountability, gender, value for money, improving evidence of economic empowerment tools, and policy and advocacy work.