Formative Evaluation Study of the Tropical Forest Conservation Action for Kalimantan (TFCA Kalimantan) Program

TFCA-Kalimantan focused its programs on four strategic objectives, which include (1) protection of biodiversity and ecosystems, (2) improving livelihoods of forest communities, (3) reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and (4) spreading ideas and experiences on forest conservation and REDD + implementation in Indonesia. These goals were achieved through the distribution of grants to 54 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)/ Non-Governmental Groups (KSM) partners and universities in 4 grant cycle periods (2014 to April 2019).

AKATIGA conducted a formative evaluation study of TFCA-Kalimantan program implementation and governance with the aim of (i) obtaining an overview of TFCA Kalimantan program and project performance by looking at aspects of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, participation, impact, and sustainability; (ii) compile a learning synthesis as a Knowledge Management (KM) material for TFCA Kalimantan; (iii) provide recommendations for improvement and scale up of the achievements of TFCA Kalimantan programs and projects.

AKATIGA builds an evaluation approach that can link effectiveness, efficiency, impact, participation, and sustainability in one conceptual framework. In this evaluation process, we combine several conceptual approaches consisting of Theory of Change (Weiss, 1997), measurement of effectiveness and efficiency / cost-effectiveness analysis for the public sector (World Bank, 2007), environmental valuation through a proxy for measuring the value of forest carbon (Rochmayanto, et al., 2014), Gender Analysis Pathway (BAPPENAS, 2007) and stakeholder analysis (Reed et al., 2009).

The process of extracting data on TFCA-Kalimantan stakeholders was conducted qualitatively using in-depth/ semi-structured interviews (either by telephone or in person), discussions groups, and field observations. Overall, interviews were conducted with 169 informants who represented each stakeholder in TFCA-Kalimantan, which includes the Oversight Committee, OCTM, Administrator, Regional Facilitators, 14 TFCA-Kalimantan Partners, local government and beneficiary communities.

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  • Year


  • Activity

    Evaluation study

  • Location

    Kapuas Hulu, Berau, Kubu Raya, Kutai Barat, Kutai Timur.

  • Coordinator

    Angga Dwiartama (Coordinator), Fadhli Ilhami (Vice Coordinator), Fauzan Djamal (Supervisor).

  • Researchers

    Data Controller: Nofalia Nurfitriani & M. Fikry Pratama.
    Field Researcher: Hilda Arum Nurbayyanti, Aprilia Ambarwati, Adhitya Adjie Nugraha, Nofalia Nurfitriani, Fikry Pratama.
    Online Researcher: Ilma Soliha, Ressa Ria, Akhmad Zainal, Sony Saefulloh, Adhitya Adjie Nugraha, Rahmad Effendi, Cynthia Eka Putri, Nofalia, Nurfitriani, Fikry Pratama, Fadhli Ilhami, Mentari Qorina.

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