Monitoring and Evaluation

GoodWeave’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system ensures a rigorous and transparent approach, in line with the ISEAL Alliance Impacts Code. It is informed by GoodWeave’s annual planning process and organized around five objectives, a “results framework” that groups program activities with strategic goals. The System Report describes GoodWeave’s approach to M&E and all interested parties are welcome to share feedback and comments on it.

GoodWeave Monitoring & Evaluation System Report v.1.3 - 2015 (PDF)

GoodWeave Pathways to Change (PDF)

GWI Global Indicators and Definitions (PDF)

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Evaluation Reports

  • The Schooling Incentives Project Evaluation, by Prof. Eric V. Edmonds and Mahesh Shrestha, for ICF International, 2012. This report describes the first randomized impact evaluation of educational initiatives aimed at children vulnerable to child labor. The scholarship component of this study was modeled on GoodWeave’s Sponsored Education Program. Based on a survey of children aged 10-16 whose guardians worked in export-oriented carpet-weaving establishments in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, the authors found that a scholarship for education fees and expenses did not have a detectable impact on attendance. Adding economic support conditioned on school attendance to the scholarship significantly increased school attendance, improved test performance, and discouraged weaving among girls. That combination of scholarship and support also reduced the existence of children living without a parent present.
    Fighting Child Labor Through Education - You Get What You Pay For (PDF) - A non-technical summary of You Get What You Pay For: Schooling Incentives and Child Labor, NBER Working Paper No. 19729
    Schooling Incentives Project Evaluation Study, US Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs
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  • Labor Link Survey in India. GoodWeave is partnering with Good World Solutions (GWS) and the Labor Link platform to survey workers at GoodWeave inspected supply chains in India. The project’s first phase has been completed, with over 800 workers participating using their mobile phones to answer questions on working conditions and presence of underage workers at their factories. The goal of the project is to provide data sourced anonymously and directly from workers, which can help to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the compliance procedures and determine the impact in the communities served. In Phase II, workers have the opportunity to participate in another survey focused on worker livelihoods. Future surveys could potentially provide data from a broader cross-section of production facilities, which would allow analysis of differences between participating producers and those not covered by the GoodWeave program, as well as possibly provide longitudinal data to assess change over time. This report represents a baseline against which to measure changes over time in the future.
    LaborLink Survey Summary Report January 2014 (PDF)
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  • Weaving Opportunities in Nepal Mid-Term Evaluation Report. GoodWeave’s Weaving Opportunities program is a vocational training initiative for carpet weaving that began in Nepal in 2013 to provide at-risk and impoverished women with marketable skills and to replenish the workforce with skilled adult weavers. The program is designed to address the labor demand from companies in a country where, despite high nationwide unemployment and poverty levels, the carpet industry is facing a worker shortage due in large part to a lack of trained adult workers. To evaluate the program’s impact, GoodWeave assessed weavers placed in jobs to evaluate their change in income and earning potential. This assessment included weavers trained under the very first cohort of trainees who have now been employed for eight months providing a forecast for what can be anticipated for more recent graduates.
    Weaving Opportunities in Nepal Final Evaluation Report. (PDF)
    Weaving Opportunities in Nepal Mid-Term Evaluation Report. (PDF)
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  • Global Indicators 2013-2014 Summary Report. This report summarizes the analysis and outcome-level evaluation of GoodWeave's global indicators data collected in 2013-2014. The evaluation report examines whether GoodWeave’s program strategies are contributing to the intended change described in the global results framework. The scope of this evaluation includes four primary objectives and their related intermediate objectives described in GoodWeave’s M&E System Report.
    Global Indicators 2013-2014 Summary Report (PDF)
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  • Baseline Survey of Beneficiary Households in Afghanistan. GoodWeave conducted a household survey of all home-based operations that are currently part of GoodWeave’s licensed supply chains in Afghanistan. It is a snapshot of households carried out before the activities of the project begin. The primary goal of the baseline survey was to collect data for specified indicators in the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) that informs the implementation and evaluation of the project. An endline survey will be conducted at the end of the project, and it will assess changes on relevant indicators over the duration of the project. In addition, the baseline survey also provides guidance on implementation of the project activities to reach beneficiary targets. For example, based on the identified needs of the population in a given location, the project team will offer services, such as health clinics or non-formal education. This baseline survey was preceded by one phase of research conducted by an external consulting firm in many of the same households to map the carpet value chain in Afghanistan and estimate the incidence of child labor at each stage of the value chain. The current baseline study focuses solely on the weaving stage, but is complementary in nature to the earlier commissioned study.
    Baseline Survey of Beneficiary Households in Afghanistan (PDF)
    Annex C Baseline Survey Household Data (Excel)
    Annex D Baseline Survey Child Data (Excel)
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Learning With the GoodWeave Model

In 2008 GoodWeave commenced a learning process to assess our program to end child labor in the carpet industry and to “learn as we go”– to examine theories of change and reaffirm or adapt strategies. GoodWeave convened an Advisory Group with a diverse set of expertise, including child labor, supply chain management, branding, certification of ethical and sustainable products, and large-scale social change; and organized a series of advisory meetings to examine GoodWeave’s theory of change, the assumptions underlying it, and the link between market change and social change; as well as to identify a set of learning questions, potential strategy changes and an agenda of research and learning for ongoing investigation.

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