We have structured this report by key activity. This was because structuring by question in India led to some analytical duplication, where critical commentary on some questions was contained in answers to others.
We did an initial analysis against Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Development Assistance Committee (DAC) criteria – relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability – to get a feel for the data.
However, after an initial write-up, we felt that organising the data this way fragmented the assessment of non-governmental organisation (NGO)-supported activities, which was key to this report, and broke the flow of the argument.
As a result, we decided to develop the analysis by theme. We reflect on the DAC criteria in the conclusions, but more substantively in the evaluation report.