Hillary Bengtsson | Jan. 14, 2014 | Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded a contract from Project Concern International (PCI) to conduct a post-project sustainability study. The study will evaluate the long-term impact of Project CHOICE (Child Health Opportunities Integrated with Community Empowerment) in Indonesia. CHOICE was a four-year USAID-funded project designed to improve the health and nutrition status among children and their caretakers. The project ran from October 2003 to September 2007 in the Pandeglang District of Indonesia.
Significant poverty, low employment, limited access to education, and corruption among elected leaders characterized the project sites. PCI aims to shed light on the determinant factors which may contribute to, or work against, the likelihood of project sustainability.
After six years of completion of CHOICE activities in Indonesia, PCI is interested in returning to the communities to complete an in-depth post-project sustainability study.