Call for proposals: Evaluation of strategic litigation and media defence projects in Europe

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14 Jun 2018

European Court of Human Rights

The Evaluation

We are seeking a consultant to carry out an outcome and impact level evaluation of our work in Europe, with special attention given to strategic litigation in the region and our European Coalition. The evaluation will be used to help MLDI demonstrate its impact to its supporters, identify learnings and to develop recommendations for its evaluation strategies.

Objectives of the evaluation

There are two key components to this evaluation:

  1. Carry out an outcome and impact evaluation of MLDI’s core activities in Europe, these being 1) strategic litigation to improve media freedom in Europe; 2) building capacity among lawyers for media defense, including the European Coalition; 3) offering legal defence to independent media, journalists, and bloggers.
  2. Contribute to MLDI’s development of a strategic litigation impact measurement framework.

The principal evaluation question for this evaluation is:

  1. What are the outcomes and impact realized by MLDI’s efforts regarding a) strategic litigation in Europe; b) facilitating and convening a European Coalition.

This evaluation should seek to identify findings and evidence towards demonstrable outcomes and impact as well as incorporate the following evaluation questions which underpin this work:

  1. What is the relevance of MLDI’s work regarding a) strategic litigation to improve media freedom in Europe; b) facilitating and convening a European Coalition
  2. How effective is MLDI in a) strategic litigation in Europe; b) the facilitating and convening a European Coalition
  3. How efficient is MLDI in a) strategic litigation in Europe; b) the facilitating and convening a European Coalition
  4. How sustainable are MLDI’s efforts regarding in Europe; a) strategic litigation; b) facilitating and convening a European Coalition
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